Cleaning up for the new year... 2018 TBR list & Challenge

Thursday, December 21, 2017

2018 TBR Pile Challenge on Reading List





Time for some tough love...

Towards my bookshelves...

You see, four years ago, my family moved into our current house. And when I was packing up all my books I made the hard decision of giving away more than half of them!  I know... it was a heartbreaking process. But they all went to great homes... I'm sure...

And since then, I have worked hard to keep my book buying craziness to a limit... I go to the library often.  I request the library purchase books I'm unsure of, so I can borrow them and decide if I want to buy them... Did you know you could do?  Request new books, or even not new books, be added to your library shelves??? YOU CAN!!!!

Anyway, I thought I was doing a good job... but then...


2018 TBR Pile Challenge on Reading List




Yep, there are quite a few books on here I haven't read...


So when I stumbled across Roof Beam Reader's TBR Pile Challenge, I knew I had to join in!




The Goal: To finally read 12 books from your “to be read” pile (within 12 months).

But there are some details to it... the books need to have been on my TBR for at least a year... which means any book published in 2017 is not going to be part of this challenge... but that's alright... 


And following the guidelines from the challenge, this means I will add in at least one review a month of a poor forgotten book on my TBR... so stay tuned...


Anyway...

My 2018 TBR Pile Challenge List

  1. Illusion (book 3 of Heirs of Watson Island) by Martina Boone - published Oct 2016
  2. Siren's Fury (book 2 of Storm Siren) by Mary Weber - published June 2015 - Read May 2018
  3. Siren's Song (book 3 of Storm Siren) by Mary Weber - published March 2016 - Read July 2018
  4. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge - published January 2014 - Read January 2018 & reviewed 
  5. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - published July 1994 - Read January 2018
  6. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab - July 2016 - Read January 2018
  7. A Clash of Kings (book 2 of A Game of Thrones) by George RR Martin - published Nov 1998
  8. Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie - published March 2016
  9. Emerald Bound by Teresa Richards - published September 2015
  10. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch - published May 2016 - Read July 2018


Alternates... 

  • Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas - published September 2015
  • Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers - published May 2005 (I've started this many times... but never finished it...)


2018 TBR Pile Challenge on Reading List




I guess we will see how this goes, because if you didn't notice a few of these books have been on a bunch of my reading challenges over the past year or so... what can I say?

Don't miss the reviews... click on the image below to see each review:


 




Are you joining in the TBR Pile Challenge?  Let me know, I'd love to follow your journey too!


Marissa @ Reading List


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6 comments

  1. Oh, this is genius! I may need to join in a similar challenge . . . My TBR shelf has suffered due to my goal this year of reading mostly new releases. Eek. Best of luck to you!

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    1. oh yes, join in! I hope this will be fun... and a chance to dig out some of the older books that have gotten pushed aside! Let me know if you join in!

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  2. Love & Gelato is so sweet Here's my review, if you are interestd: !https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2017/05/01/review-love-gelato-by-jenna-evans-welch-and-more/ Here's my TTT list: https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2018/02/06/top-ten-tuesday-books-that-have-been-on-my-tbr-the-longest-and-i-still-havent-read/

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    1. I have heard great things about it! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Good luck on meeting your challenge. I have about four books to read this month to review so I identify. Thanks for sharing on the #LMMLinkup this week.

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    1. true book blogger problems - but it's too fun to stop so you know

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