My Current TBR and My Next Reading Challenge


I, like many book bloggers, seem to be at constant war with my TBR. Every time that I think I have it under control, I show how weak and impressionable I am and somehow acquire countless new books. That means that some poor books get ignored for months on end, through no fault of their home. I’ve decided to give them a chance.

By the 31st December 2018, I want to have read (or tried to read) every book that is currently on my TBR. I know that I will inevitably add more books to my unread shelf as the year progresses so I’ve made a list of all of the books that have been neglected for far too long. I’ll be working my through this list and keeping you updated on how I am getting on with my new reading challenge because sometimes you need to tell the internet about your aims so you actually do them.

I would also really, really love it if you could give me your thoughts on which ones you enjoyed and which books I should start with. Tweet me at @thisnortherngal or leave me a comment below with your recommendations.

Without further ado, here is my current TBR in all its (excessive) glory:

DSCN7907And for those of you that fancy the more traditional method, here are all of the books that I am hoping to read by the end of the year:

  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

I can read books that aren’t on this list but I now have a deadline to read these 36 books. Some of them have been waiting a very long time to be read.

Wish me luck,

Kelly x

3 thoughts on “My Current TBR and My Next Reading Challenge

  1. This is probably the one time I would very genuine and use the “shock” button! 36 book?! I’m lucky with the two I have and want to read now. My GoodReads challenge has the number of books read at 7 but I’m thinking of changing it to three or four, so I don’t feel like I’m kidding myself! Lol

    Good luck with yours though! :)

    1. Thanks! It is definitely a little ambitious but if I don’t challenge myself to at least try and shift them, they’re going to be there forever!

      Kelly x

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