My (Tentative) TBR – Books I’d Like To Finish Before My Babies Arrive

Reading has been rough for me for the last few months. I’ve been busy (work stuff, doctor’s appointments, and we moved,) tired and lazy (mostly baby related,) and struggling with the inability to focus on much (also partially baby related, but definitely the heat waves we’ve been having lately and the smoke in the air from the fires burning one province over haven’t helped either.) Which has all basically added up to not really being in the kind of headspace to sit and get lost in a story.

With twins on the way, I know my reading time is likely going to dwindle away into near nothingness soon so I’d like to at least get a few books finished before they get here. I’m trying to be gentle on myself this year because I have a tendency to try to take too much on, then get overwhelmed and burn out so this list will not be long by any means, but I do also want to be at least a little ambitious and give myself options just in case I’m really just not feeling some of the other stories on this list but I really want to read something. So here is my list. Click the title to take you to the GoodReads page to see what it’s about.

My Tentative TBR

Lore by Alexandra Bracken

I’ve heard incredible things. I’ve started it. I love it so far (what little I’ve read,) I actually have it sitting right next to me on my desk in hopes that seeing it will inspire me to start reading. Literally nothing is stopping me from finishing this book, other than the above listed reading obstacles.

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Another book that I started, seemed to really be enjoying and then…distraction hit perhaps? I’m not sure what but I put it aside and haven’t been able to finish. Hopefully I can give it another shot and see how it goes.

Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

This has been sitting on my self for YEARS and I still have yet to read it. I’ve read other books by Kelley Armstrong in the past and from what I can recall I loved them so I assume/hope I’d enjoy this but I guess we’ll see.

The Fever Code by James Dashner

So I really loved the Maze Runner series, although I’ll admit I never bothered to read the 4th book (The Kill Order) and to be totally honest I don’t even think I knew that this book existed until like a year or 2 ago so I’m not in any rush to read it but I’d kind of like to just get it over with and see what it’s about and if it captures my attention at all.

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

Another one that’s been on my shelf for a very long time. But the main reason I want to read this one is that I’m actually working on a zombie-themed story at the minute and I’ve kind of had the urge to read more zombie stories lately. The covers of these books are honestly so cool too and I highly recommend getting your hands on them for the covers alone.

Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Really no clue why I haven’t finished this book already, or what else I can say about it beyond that. It sounds like such an interesting story and I just really want to see how it unfolds.

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This is one of those books that will forever and ever make it on to any list I ever compile of the most beautiful book covers to exist, and yet I have never finished the damn story! I will admit that what I have read didn’t immediately capture my attention so I’m a bit worried that it might end up simply being a story I don’t enjoy, but I’d like to give it a fair shot at least.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Full disclosure, I bought this book forever ago specifically because I liked the girl’s hair on the cover. I have no idea who that girl is, since I’ve never read the book. But yeah. Uhm…I need to read this book to see what all the fuss is about but I haven’t taken the time to get into it yet. Here’s the thing: I do enjoy Sarah’s books, but I don’t love them as much as many do and I definitely find at least some of what I’ve read so far to be problematic as hell so…I’m going to give this story a shot but I’m not sure how I’m going to end up feeling about it.

Soon the Light Will Be Perfect by Dave Patterson

This book is very small and short and has the potential to be gut-wrenching , depending on how the subject matter is handled. From the small amount I have read, it definitely already started stirring up some emotions but I’m not sure what the big picture will be over time. In theory I should have no problem finishing this since it’s, as I said, pretty short (only a couple hundred pages or so) but we’ll see if I actually take the time to get into it.


Alright, so that is my Tentative TBR. My babies are due at the end of October so that’s not a ton of time left to get some reading in, especially with all the baby related planning that needs to happen. Plus twins often come early so who knows what will happen? But I’ll check in at the end of October and let you know how I did. Who wants to bet I ignore all these books entirely and just read something else instead? Yeah…that sounds like me.

Do you have a TBR, tentative or otherwise? What’s currently on it? Drop me a comment and let me know!

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