This month, my tbr list is a little different. I was going through my small bookshelf in my room and realized I have so many books I’ve started but never finished. This month, I want to finish three books I’ve started over the last couple of months but forgot about. They are: The Beast is an Animal, My Own Words, and Geekerella.
The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale
Synopsis: “Alys was seven the first time she saw the soul eaters. These soul eaters are twin sisters who were abandoned by their father and slowly grew into something not quite human. And they feed off of human souls. When her village was attacked, Alys was spared and sent to live in a neighboring village. There the devout people created a strict world where fear of the soul eaters—and of the Beast they believe guides them—rule village life. But the Beast is not what they think he is. And neither is Alys. Inside, Alys feels connected to the soul eaters, and maybe even to the Beast itself. As she grows from a child to a teenager, she longs for the freedom of the forest. And she has a gift she can tell no one, for fear they will call her a witch. When disaster strikes, Alys finds herself on a journey to heal herself and her world. A journey that will take her through the darkest parts of the forest, where danger threatens her from the outside—and from within her own heart and soul.” —amazon.com
I started reading this book when I first picked it up back in March. I have only read the first 25 pages or so. I stopped because it felt slow, but I am intrigued by the premise of this book. I want to finish it! But I think of the three I started, this will be the last one I finish because I haven’t read much of this one.
My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Synopsis: “My Own Words offers Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book’s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Justice Ginsburg has written an introduction to the book, and Hartnett and Williams introduce each chapter, giving biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America’s most influential women.”–simonandschuster.com
I started this book in early March–it looks like March was a month of unfinished books! But I’ve had this book since its release date of October last year. I have always been a fan of RBG’s work and opinions, especially after writing an analysis of RBG’s opinions during my last semester of law school. I’m about 1/3 of the way through this book. While it is dense reading material–a collection of Supreme Court opinions and past speeches/writings–I do love reading it. I think I’ll start my September reading with this book.
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Synopsis: “Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfieldmovie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first. Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.”–goodreads.com
I picked this book up in July after seeing all the Internet hype surrounding the book. However, as I have learned in my years of reading, I am not going into this book with high expectations. I have found that a low bar means I’m rarely disappointed with what I read. I’m only 75 pages into this book, but I already think it’s cutesy but not too juvenile. And I am excited to finish this one!
What are you reading this month?