My To-Be Read List August Picks…Lets Vote

Posted August 5, 2017 by Michelle in My TBR List / 28 Comments

MyTBRListWe sit for hours looking through our TBR lists wondering when we will ever get to that one book we were dying to read when we added it 3 months ago or maybe even a year. As our piles get bigger we realize there is just not enough time in a day to read all the books that we wanted to read. So I had a great idea, pick 3 books from my TBR Pile and have you all pick which one I should read next. This is a monthly MEME and you are more than welcome to join me. Just create a blog post with your three books and link the post below. Need the full rules? No problem, you can find them all right HERE. Don’t forget to stop by the blogs on the linky below to help the other bloggers by voting on their next read!

I thought we can keep up with each list with the hashtag #MyTBRL so add that to the end of your post so if you can’t get to the linky we can still find you 🙂


So this month I picked

Ok so I am doing something really different this time. You’re going to think I am nuts and  I wasn’t sure how to set it up. I also realize how hard it will be to decide what to pick. #sorrynotsorry 😉 Since I am in a slump still I thought maybe it would be fun to read some chapter books. Something to just get me reading and maybe kill this stupid slump I have been in. This month you will be voting on 3 series and I plan to read the first 3 and in one case book 4. They are super short reads so I figured I would read more than one. The synopsis posted is for Book #1 and I have links to goodreads for #2 & #3 otherwise this would be an extremely long post. So help me pick which “series” I should read this month. (if this works I might do it again another time)

Rise of the Balloon Goons (The Notebook of Doom #1)
by Troy Cummings
Paperback, 96 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Scholastic Inc.

Book 1     Book 2      Book 3    Book 4

Monsters + Humor + Fun = THE NOTEBOOK OF DOOM!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Alexander has just moved to a new town where he is about to uncover all sorts of monsters! He finds an old notebook with the word “DOOM” inscribed on the front cover. The Notebook of Doom, which Alexander now holds, contains top secret information about monsters! In this first book, Alexander goes up against spooky balloon goons–unique and twisted arm-waving balloon guys! This book is full of humor, engaging black-and-white illlustrations, and of course . . . monsters!

The School Is Alive! (Eerie Elementary #1)
by Jack Chabert, Sam Ricks (Illustrations)
Paperback, 96 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Scholastic Inc.

Book 1      Book 2      Book 3

Eerie Elementary is one scary school!

In this first book in the series, Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is ALIVE! Sam finds this out on his first day as the school hall monitor. Sam must defend himself and his fellow students against the evil school! Is Sam up to the challenge? He’ll find out soon enough: the class play is just around the corner. Sam teams up with friends Lucy and Antonio to stop this scary school before it’s too late!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

The Haunted Library (The Haunted Library #1)
by Dori Hillestad Butler, Aurore Damant (Illustrations)
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 14th 2014 by Grosset & Dunlap

Book 1       Book 2       Book 3

A brand-new young chapter book series from Edgar Award winner Dori Hillestad Butler!

When ghost boy Kaz’s haunt is torn down and he is separated from his ghost family, he meets a real girl named Claire, who lives above the town library with her parents and her grandmother. Claire has a special ability to see ghosts when other humans cannot and she and Kaz quickly form a friendship. The two join forces to solve the mystery of the ghost that’s haunting the library. Could it be one of Kaz’s lost family members?

 Let’s Vote….

Pick one of the three books in the survey to help me find what book I will read this month


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Check back next week to see which one I will be reading!

Have a great day and Happy Reading!


About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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28 responses to “My To-Be Read List August Picks…Lets Vote

  1. Thanks for voting, Bunnita! I will be sure to check out your TBR. I’m on vacation this week so I’m getting to people slowly 🙂

  2. Notebooks of Doom for me, they look the most fun. 🙂 Am I the only one to vote for Notebooks? Sheesh! Oh well hard to compete w/ libraries!!

    Fun choices! Good luck with the slump…

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  3. I hope you get out of your slump – something light and easy definitely sounds like a good way to pull yourself out of it 🙂 I voted for Haunted Library because 1 – I love libraries, 2 – I love characters that can see and talk to ghosts. I think as a kid it will be really fun. Enjoy whichever wins 🙂

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  4. I usually read Harry Potter when I’m in a reading slump so I complete understand turning to a series/chapter book. I hope you come out of it soon! I voted for The Haunted Library series, it is a new series to me but I love anything involving libraries.

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  5. I hope you are able to get out of your reading slump, Michelle. My husband thought maybe I was at the start of one earlier this week because I was playing more games on my phone than I was reading in the evenings . . . Fortunately that wasn’t the case. I ended up voting for The Haunted Library because it sounds really cute. I hope you enjoy whichever series wins!

    • I’ve had a lot of distraction and going on vacation this week might help. I think I just need a break. These fun reads will help the slump, I’m sure. Thanks for voting, Wendy!!