OWNtober: TBR List

I have this bad habit of buying books and then either not reading them or getting more books from the library and pushing ‘my children’ aside for my ‘adopted children’. Or so my husband says.  So, when I stumbled across a challenge for October to help drive down the size of my TBR, I was on it.


1. Post a blogpost saying you’ll be joining me in my battle against the ever-growing physical TBR-piles and pingback to this post.

2. Share your list of all the books you own and then decide which ones you’re going to read first.

If you can’t figure out a sequence for yourself, you can always start a poll and let others help you out!

3. If you’re sharing your updates on social media, use #OWNtober so we can follow up on each other!

Okay, so there’s no way in heck I’m listing all the books I own and haven’t read.  A) there isn’t enough time and b) no one wants to see that.  I mean, really.  There’s a reason why I’m starting a whole month early, guys.  So, instead, I’m going to run with the pile of books on and around my reading spot.  I counted twenty-five.  Yeah, TWENTY-FIVE.  I guess my husband isn’t all that far off when he says he can build me my own house of books in the back yard.  Huh.

*Note: Since I have already started on this list, I’ll mark off and add new as I get through the list.

TBR Pile

1. Dodging and Burning – John Coplennaver

2. Why Kill the Innocent – C. S. Harris

3. The Perfect Mother  – Aimee Molloy

4. The Real Michael Swann – Bryan Reardon

5. The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson

6. Cloche and Dagger – Jenn McKinlay

7. Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie

8. Every Dead Thing  – John Connolly

9. The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware

10. We Were There Volume 1 – Yuuki Obata

11. Grace Under Pressure – Julie Hyzy

12. The Imperial Presidency – Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

13. State of the Onion – Julie Hyzy

14. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy  – David D. Burns

15. Blackbird Volume 4 – Kanoko Sakurakouji

16. Vampire Knight Volume 5 – Matsuri Hino

17. Vampire Knight Volume 6 – Matsuri Hino

18. The Innocent – Avi Arad, Yasung Ko, Junichi Fujisaku

19. In Europe’s Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond – Robert D. Kaplan

20. Murder Beyond the Grave – James Patterson

21. The Banker’s Wife  – Christina Alger

22. Little Fires Everywhere  – Celeste Ng

23. The Wife – Alafair Burke

24. Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey – Isabel Fonseca

25. Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night – various authors (short story anthology)

So, this is what I’m starting with.  Wish me luck as I have three library books I need to read and return as well.

16 thoughts on “OWNtober: TBR List

  1. I was unofficially doing this this month, so it looks like I can postpone/extend to next month so I can join in! But yea, definitely not listing my ~150 unread books either ☠️


  2. Haha – I love how you’re starting earlier already! To be honest, I’m focusing on sequels this month but they’re automatically books I’ve owned for ages as well so it’s a win-win on that account. 😛

    Happy reading and hopefully you’ll knock a whole lot of books off your TBR! 😀


    1. I went to put a book away and realized I had no room and panicked. So yeah… I need to start and continue this on through the next seven years, I think! Ah, that makes sense and is a good way to get caught up on some series you’re behind in.

      Thanks – I’m sure hoping so. Good luck with your sequels 🙂

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      1. Haha, oh boy. That’s definitely a sign you need to do something about it! I’m going to move in a few months, so I’m planning on having a very critical look at ALL my books. Hopefully I’ll be able to unhaul some and make some room for future books, haha.

        Thank you!


    1. Well… if I’m being honest, 25 is just the pile that was sitting next to my chair. *sigh* I have probably good 100 more physical books and the ebooks… Um, I have a problem. Hi. Hahaha.

      On the bright side, you’re not alone! 🙂


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