(Another) Update on my TBR Challenge



Oh what’s that Kelly? An overdue update on your TBR challenge? It’s about time.

You’re right. It is. But I have been putting this off for one simple reason.

I failed my TBR challenge.

For those of you that don’t know or have forgotten, here’s a brief reminder. On June 8th 2018, I published this post in which I pledged to read the 36 books (pictured above) left on my TBR by the 31st December 2018. Well, the 31st December has come and gone and I still haven’t managed to complete the challenge. Even though I managed to read 89 books in 2018, I didn’t manage to get to the 36 that I pledged to.

For those of you that need a reminder, here are the books that I challenged myself to read:

  1. Pacts and Conjurations
  2. Encounters
  3. Know your Place
  4. The Robber Bride
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
  6. A Clockwork Orange
  7. The Other Life
  8. Going Postal
  9. Coffee
  10. The Famished Road
  11. Truth Sister
  12. White Rabbit, Red Wolf,
  13. Bone Surfers
  14. A Sky Painted Gold
  15. Fragments of the Lost
  16. Night of the Lightbringer
  17. On Writing
  18. The Coffin Path
  19. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
  20. The Witch’s Blood
  21. I Stop Somewhere
  22. Children of Blood and Bone
  23. Clean
  24. The Blind Assassin
  25. Cinder
  26. Tender is the Night
  27. How to be both
  28. Crooked Kingdom
  29. Persephone
  30. The Song Rising
  31. Troublemakers
  32. Uprooted
  33. The truth and lies of Ella Black
  34. Bygone Badass Broads
  35. The Hazel Wood
  36. Alias Grace

The ones in bold are the titles that I managed to get to. I managed to read 18/36 that I intended to meaning that I well and truly failed this challenge. However, I am trying not to beat myself up about it. If you’ve read my post on my ‘resolution’ for 2019, you’ll know that I was very hard on myself in 2018 and I have decided to change that this year! I may have failed my challenge but I also managed to read 18 books that I had been ignoring for too long. That has got to count for something…right?

Kelly x

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