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.
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.