September 2021 TBR | TBR Wheel , Buzzwordathon & Sci-Fi September Readathon

Hello and Welcome to my Monthly Reading Plans. I am a mood reader on most days, but I’d like to bring some structure to my reading and believe monthly TBRs will aid that. ๐Ÿ˜› Also, it will be nice if I find people to read books together eventually. To begin, I am hoping to participate in at least one readathon every month, and have a constant TBR wheel pick each month .
Here is what I plan to read –


TBR WHEEL PICK


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The rules for this TBR Picker Wheel is simple. I spin thrice and read books that fit the prompts. This month, I need to read a New To Me + Muslim + Asian Author. For which, I pick Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdhar. I have been wanting to read one of her books for quite a while now and this book manages to tick all the boxes for this month. Also, it’s been a while since I’ve read a book with f/f romance.
If you’d like to use the same wheel for your monthly TBRs- here is the link. [Picker Wheel]


Buzzwordathon


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Another readathon I am interested to take part this month is Buzzwordathon hosted by BooksandLala. The buzzword for September 2021 is “DARK”. While I have a couple books I want to read which has this word, I’d like to commit to reading “Seven Years Of Darkness” by You-Jeong Jeong. It’s translated from Korean and written by a women. I don’t know much of the story , although I know it is written from the POV of the son of a mass murderer.


Sci Fi September Readathon


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I heard about Sci-Fi September first from Saajid on Books are My Social Life . I have been wanting to read more scifi books ever since I have started the Skyward series by Brandon Sanderson, which is an absolute gem in my opinion. Although most science fiction books I’ve read are set in space and I was wanting to get into more sub genres through this readathon. The bingo board for this readathon seemed quite fun to do and I took it up as a challenge to complete this bingo board by reading books that cater to specific prompts.. Here is what I plan to read for Sci Fi September.

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Prompt
Water
Nonspace

New York city submerged in water. Every skyscraper an island of its own.

Not sure if I’d be able to finish this one. It’s about 600 pages. But I am being really hopeful. With so many floods happening this year, I can almost believe this story has the potential to becoming a reality..

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Prompt
Time Travel
Unpopular/ Unheard of

Esso is running out of time and into trouble. After he is accidentally caught up in a gang war, he is haunted by a vision of a bullet fired in an alleyway with devastating consequences.

It’s a new release but I haven’t seen much hype over it on bookstagram or booktube particularly. Besides, it’s also going to be adapted into a movie soon which is intriguing. Excited to dive in!

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Prompt
Short Story
Unpopular/ Unheard of

Ella and Kev are brother and sister, both gifted with extraordinary power. Their childhoods are defined and destroyed by structural racism and brutality. 

I first heard Kayla from BooksandLala gushing about this book on her channel and had bookmarked this for later as I usually like what she likes. Although, this isn’t technically a short story it’s still a novella and I think would fit well for this prompt.

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Prompt
– Classic
– Steam Punk

Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes…and our darkest fears. A pull of the Time Machineโ€™s lever propels him to the age of a slowly dying Earth.ย  There he discovers two bizarre racesโ€”the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocksโ€”who not only symbolize the duality of human nature, but offer a terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow as well.ย 

I am guilty of not reading enough classics. Also, a bit ashamed I haven’t read this yet . Especially after how I have always said I love the time travelling trope. Now is the time for me to finally pick this one up!

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Prompt
– Contemporary with Sci Fi elements
– Queer

Adam Silvera reminds us that thereโ€™s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.

This is quite famous on tiktok in the “pride books” category or the book that will make you cry . Although, I am rooting for this to be a fast paced and a break from the typical sci fi books I’ll be reading.

Under the Skin

Prompt
– Alien Presence
– Non Human Main Character

Under the Skin takes us on a heart-thumping ride through dangerous territory – our own moral instincts and the boundaries of compassion.

I have not heard about this book before and just came upon it by chance. It must be good if it was adapted into a Movie? Also , I was able to borrow this book from the library so I guess this is it. ๐Ÿ˜›

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Prompt
– Popular/ Hyped
– Artificial Intelligence

A teen girl navigating an afterlife in which she must defeat an AI entity intent on destroying humanity

I am going to be listening to an audiobook for this. I am quite intrigued by this premise, especially because I’ve got in the habit of using Alexa for setting timers and reminders off late.

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Prompt
– Fantasy Elements
– Global South

Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.

Another translated read . This is the first book in a series and is translated from Chinese. I have heard really good things of this book and have my hopes set high for this one.


That’s all! I’m pretty sure I will pick up other books during the month but hope to finish the ones mentioned for sure. Have you read any of these books? What are you planning to read this month?