May 2018 TBR

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I think this is the first month where I really have a solid TBR that I plan to stick to.  Normally I have a hard time adhering to a TBR because I am a mood reader but there are so many books I’ve received lately or will be receiving this month that I am dying to read.  I’m keeping it about half of what I usually read in a month so I have plenty of room for other books that strike my fancy during the month.  I’ve put them in the order I plan to read them as it stands now but that could change. LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff will for sure be the last book of the month since it doesn’t release until the 29th.  I’m currently reading The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory but as soon as I finish that I plan to start A Court of Frost and Starlight right away. (Links go to book’s Goodreads page)

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  • A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas – I have been dying to read this one ever since I finished ACOWAR.  I have missed Feyre, Rhys, and the others so much! I can’t wait to see what they are up to.
  • I’ll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara – I love reading true crime books so I’ve been looking forward to reading this one for months. My library’s hold list is so long and I couldn’t wait any longer so I recently bought a copy.
  • Lean on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli – I adored Simon Vs. so when I found out she was writing a sequel about Leah, I knew I needed it.

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  • Circe by Madeline Miller – I really enjoyed Song of Achilles and I love mythology so I’ve been really looking forward to reading this one!
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi – Another one I’ve been waiting months to read. I wanted to let the hype die down a little bit before starting it for myself so I won’t have those opinions on my mind while reading.
  • LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff – If you know me then you know I love Jay Kristoff so having this one on my list is a no brainer!  I can’t wait for this to FINALLY be released!

What books are you looking forward to reading this month?

 

 

February 2018 TBR

Picture_20180203_224706655Hey everyone! After taking a long break from TBR lists, I decided that this month I felt like giving it a try again.  My goal is to read 8 books this month but I wanted to leave a little room for a couple spontaneous reads since I tend to be a mood reader.

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These are the books I am really hoping to read this month.  Most of them are ones that I’ve been putting off for no particular reason but am really excited to finally get into them.  Links go to Goodreads.

  • Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas – I feel so behind on this series.  I loved the first 4 books but for whatever reason I ended up setting this one off to the side.  With the series ending this year I really want to get caught up with this one and Tower of Dawn.
  • Windwitch by Susan Dennard – I loved Truthwitch!! I wanted to wait until book 3 was released before I read Windwitch but the publication got pushed back and with the prequel coming out, I decided I was finally ready to start this one.
  • Blackbringer by Laini Taylor – This was a more recent edition to my collection.  After reading Strange the Dreamer last year and falling madly in love with it I have wanted to devour everything that Laini has ever written.  I’m going to be buddy reading this one with Tricia @ Bookworm Coalition sometime this month.
  • The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera – I received this as a review copy through LibraryThing months ago but was in a weird place with how I felt towards review copies so I wanted to wait until I had a break from them before diving into this one because it sounds absolutely amazing.
  • The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson – I had hoped to read this one closer to when I read and loved Mistborn but of course other things cropped up and this one got set to the side.  Kind of easy to do with how big my TBR is.

What books are on your TBR for this month if you make one?

2018 When Are You Reading TBR

when-are-you-reading-2018Hey everyone! In my last post I decided to join in on the 2018 When Are You Reading challenge hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.  Today I’m coming back at you with my proposed TBR to complete the challenge!  These are all books I’m really excited to finally read that have been sitting neglected on my shelves for awhile.  For my challenge I will be reading these times as when the book takes place, rather than the time they were published.  Maybe another time I will try it the other way around but for now while I’m also focusing on reading my unread owned books the time setting is going to work better for me.  For added interest, I added the year the book takes place and also where it takes place.

 (Links go to the book’s Goodreads page)

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There you have it! Technically I’ve already read three books in the 2000-Present range but I wanted to read Big Little Lies this year anyways before I watch the mini series so for the sake of the photo and TBR I added it there.  I’m currently in the middle of three of these books (Shadow of Night, IT, and Between Shades of Gray) so I’ll be checking off some of these books pretty soon!

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Have you read any of these books?  What are some of your favorite historical fiction novels?

Proposed May 2017 TBR

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Happy May everybody!  I’m so glad that spring is really kicking into gear.  I’m really excited for the lilacs to start blooming and filling the air with one of my favorite spring smells.

So, I originally had zero plans to do any sort of TBR posts for this year since I’m taking this year to chill and take things at a slower pace.  But there are a few books that I have been really in the mood for that I would like to read this month so I might as well do a PROPOSED TBR post.  I’ve been feeling more in the mood for adult books so I’m going to read a mixture of adult and YA this month.  Still sticking mostly with fantasy because it’s my favorite genre.

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  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye (releasing May 16)

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  • The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
  • A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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  • Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
  • Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
  • After You by Jojo Moyes

What are you hoping to read this month?

The Never-Ending TBR Pile

Never-Ending TBRHappy Saturday everybody!  Last night I spent quite a bit of time shelving new books and reshelving books I had previously pulled to get rid of but changed my mind.  Then I decided that I needed wanted to update my home library spreadsheet.  This took quite awhile because I’ve recently started adding more details to the sheet rather than just the title and author.  While I was doing this, I was chatting with Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm about all of the books we own but haven’t read.  I remembered that there was some sort of calculator floating around out there where you could calculate how long it would take you to finish your TBR.  Ashley found it and we had “fun” calculating how long it would take each of us to finish our giant TBR of books we own but haven’t read.  If you’re new to my blog you can check out my page titled My Home Library to get my counts on physical, Kindle and Audible books that I own complete with a link to my spreadsheet.

At this moment in time, I have 522 physical books owned but unread.  I calculated it based on the number of books I read in 2016 and it told me that it would take me 3 years and 4 months to complete! And that is IF I don’t add to that number, which is pretty much impossible for me to do!  Then I entered in my Kindle books and those alone would take me 2 years and 11 months!  Add those together and I get 6 years and 3 months to finish my entire TBR of owned but unread books.  Considering how many new books will be published in the next 6 years, it will only take me longer.

Before I started book blogging I only bought books that I was ready to read immediately.  The majority of my small collection were read.  My vice back then was buying movies.  I owned hundreds of movies and TV seasons.  When I started book blogging, I kept hearing about all of these great books that I wanted to read right away.  But when that number kept growing and I kept buying the books, I gradually started to get overwhelmed and couldn’t keep up with the growth of my collection.  I stopped buying movies and started buying books, books, and more books.  I literally have books in every room of my house except the bathrooms!  Now, this isn’t necessarily a bad problem to have and I’m certainly not complaining.  I find it rather humorous that I find myself with this massive TBR that will probably never shrink down to a manageable level any time soon.  After looking at all of the books I still have to read, at least I have a really good variety of genres to choose from and keep things from getting stale!  I have also mostly updated my TBR jar so I can start using that to help choose from the masses.

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Is your TBR out of control like mine or is yours more manageable?