In September I will be joining Becca’s Bookopolathon which is a month-long readathon centred around Becca’s Bookopoly.
Becca’s Bookopoly was originally Becca and the Books as her monthly TBR game and she has now turned it into a readathon. I will link her announcement video below if you are interested in joining. She explains how the game works, as well as the rules for the readathon.
I just want to say thank you to Becca for hosting this readathon and all the work that she has put in organising it. I can’t wait to see what the board will bring.
The two books that I have to read for September are Daughters of Nri and The Hobbit for Myth Take and TolkinAlong respectively that I am hoping to include within my rolls or I will have to read them as well.
Without further ado, here is my TBR for Becca’s Bookopolathon.
Roll 1 – Foiled Cover
Daughters of Nri by Reni K. Amayo
Time will birth hope back to the earth. It will be brought forth by the Daughters of Nri …
A gruesome war results in the old gods’ departure from earth. The only remnants of their existence lie in two girls. Twins, separated at birth. Goddesses who grow up believing that they are human. Daughters of Nri explores their epic journey of self-discovery as they embark on a path back to one another.
Strong-willed Naala grows up seeking adventure in her quiet and small village. While the more reserved Sinai resides in the cold and political palace of Nri. Though miles apart, both girls share an indestructible bond: they share the same blood, the same face, and possess the same unspoken magic, thought to have vanished years ago with the lost gods.
The twins were separated at birth; a price paid to ensure their survival from Eze Ochichiri, the man who rules the Kingdom of Nri. Both girls are tested in ways that awaken a mystical, formidable power deep within themselves. Eventually, their paths both lead back to the mighty Eze.
But can they defeat the man who brought the gods themselves to their knees?
Daughters of Nri is also the MythTake Book club for August and September.
Roll 2 – LGBTQIA+ Rep
Loveless by Alice Oseman
Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never even had a crush – but, as a fanfic-obsessed romantic, she’s sure she’ll find her person one day.
As she starts university, Georgia makes a plan to find love. But when her actions wreak havoc among her friends she questions why romance seems so easy for other people yet not for her. With new terms thrown at her – asexual, aromantic – Georgia is more uncertain about her feelings than ever.
Is she destined to remain loveless? Or has she been looking for the wrong thing all along?
Roll 3 – Adult
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Bilbo is the last person you’d expect to go on an adventure. He enjoys a quiet, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than his pantry. Until one day a wizard arrives on his doorstep.
Accompanied by a band of dwarves, the wizard Gandalf asks Bilbo to join him on a quest to raid the treasure of the great dragon Smaug.
But to reach Smaug’s lair under the Lonely Mountain, the adventurers will have to travel into the wild, braving trolls and goblins, ancient magic and fiendish evil.
Bilbo’s life will never be the same.
This is the first book of the Tolkinalong.
Roll 4 – Own Voices
Boy Queen by George Lester
Robin Cooper’s life is falling apart.
While his friends prepare to head off to university, Robin is looking at a pile of rejection letters from drama schools up and down the country, and facing a future without the people he loves the most. Everything seems like it’s ending, and Robin is scrabbling to find his feet.
Unsure about what to do next and whether he has the talent to follow his dreams, he and his best friends go and drown their sorrows at a local drag show, where Robin realises there might be a different, more sequinned path for him . . .
With a mother who won’t stop talking, a boyfriend who won’t acknowledge him and a best friend who is dying to cover him in glitter make up, there’s only one thing for Robin to do: bring it to the runway.
Roll 5 – Chance Pick
Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn
Camille, a revolutionary’s daughter, leads a band of outcasts – a runaway girl, a deserter, an aristocrat in hiding. As the Battalion des Mortes they cheat death, saving those about to meet a bloody end at the blade of Madame La Guillotine. But their latest rescue is not what she seems. The girl’s no aristocrat, but her dark and disturbing powers means both the Royalists and the Revolutionaries want her. But who and what is she?
In these dangerous days, no one can be trusted, everyone is to be feared. As Camille learns the truth, she’s forced to choose between loyalty to those she loves and the future.
Roll 6 – Small Book (<300 pages)
Nick and Charlie by Alice Oseman
CHARLIE: “I have been going out with Nick Nelson for two years. He likes rugby, Formula 1, dogs, the Marvel universe, the sound felt-tips make on paper, rain and drawing on shoes. He also likes me.”
NICK: “Things me and Charlie Spring do together include: Watch films. Sit in the same room on different laptops. Text each other from different rooms. Make out. Make food. Make drinks. Get drunk. Talk. Argue. Laugh. Maybe we’re kind of boring. But that’s fine with us.”
Everyone knows that Nick and Charlie are the perfect couple – that they’re inseparable. But now Nick is leaving for university, and Charlie will be left behind at Sixth Form. Everyone’s asking if they’re staying together, which is a stupid question – they’re ‘Nick and Charlie’, for God’s sake!
But as the time to say goodbye gets inevitably closer, both Nick and Charlie question whether their love is strong enough to survive being apart. Or are they delaying the inevitable? Because everyone knows that first loves rarely last forever…
Roll 7 – Poll Pick
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas
Bound by blood.
Tempted by desire.
Unleashed by destiny.
Bryce Quinlan used to light up Crescent City, partying all night in the clubs where the strict classes of angel, shifter, human and Fae merge into a sea of beautiful bodies.
And then a demon murdered her closest friends.
Two years later, when the supposed killer in behind bars but the crimes start up again, the city’s leaders command Bryce to help investigate. They assign an enslaved fallen angel, Hunt Athalar, to make sure she does. But as Bryce fights to uncover the truth – and resist her attraction to the brooding angel who shadows her every step – she finds herself following a trail that leads deep into her own dark past.
Roll 8 – Water on Cover
Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levensellar
Alosa’s mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Riden, still unfairly attractive, is a constant distraction, but at least he’s under her orders this time.
But when the villainous Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared pirate king. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first …. After all, she’s the daughter of the Siren Queen.
Roll 9 – Big Book
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realises this dream might be possible—assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to help her. Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.
Roll 10 – Foiled Cover
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn’s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.
So this is my ambitious TBR for September.
Hopefully, I will be able to complete all my books, and maybe even add on a few more!
Have you read any of the books on my TBR? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!