I have WAY too many books in my TBR piles.
This probably sounds familiar to you, if you’re reading this post. The fact is, I have a lot of books piling up around me, and it’s kind of driving me crazy, because we all know how much I love/need to cross things off of lists. I need to make some large dents in these TBR lists before I drown in them!
My goal (heh) is to clear off as many of these books as I can before I acquire more books. I know, this is easier said than done, but I figure if I make some lists then it will be easier for me to see and plan and be productive. This is a big reason why I made my special bingo card for 2014, but I also realized it’s just not enough.
First off, my TBR for January
My friend’s grandmother has chosen Pigs in Heaven for book club this month, and I’ve heard wonderful things about Barbara Kingsolver, so I’m interested to read this one. The rest of my list? Goals for Reread January!
You might also be wondering why I only have four books on my list for this month (especially after all that bemoaning). Previously I’d been setting my monthly goal at five books, and while I like that plan, I’ve also decided to go a little easier on myself this year (heh). Since my book total goal for the year is 52 books, that’s one per week instead of five per month. Plus, none of these books are YA, and so they’re going to take me longer to read than normal (especially with the likes of Gene Wolfe in the mix).
Reading Challenge Progress
January puts me off at a slow pace for 2014, but that was my intention, so only a few reading challenge cross-offs this month. (See all of my reading challenge progress on this page.)
- The Child Thief, The Hobbit, and The Shadow of the Torturer will get crossed off for Reread January.
- The Hobbit can count toward square I3 (reread) for A&K’s Book Bingo.
- And what the heck, The Child Thief can count toward square I4, since I’ve been wanting to read it again for a long time.
- The Shadow of the Torturer will also let me cross that item off my list for The 2014 Sci-Fi Experience.
Hopefully I can do all of this in one month!
And here’s my master TBR list…
Ugh, this is like… almost 75 books! And my goal for the year is only 52. AND these lists don’t even include all of the debuts and standalones, etc. that I’d got on my reading challenge lists for 2014. Soooooooooo. Yeah. O_O
NetGalley / Edelweiss (29/35 done)
- The Waking Engine
Defy Freaking Out The Lightning Charmer Tarot Beyond the Basics The Unbound (blog tour, upcoming) MTG 4: Theros Sugar Baby Divergent Thinking Salvage (debut) Elusion (debut) Meridian (Arclight #2) The Falconer Dissonance Servants of the Storm 365 Tarot Spreads The Map Thief Chasing Before The Murder Complex
Lark Ascending Otherbound Transgender Lives The Spiritual Power of Empathy Color Song Rocket Girl Blue Lily, Lily Blue
- The Empath
The Mime Order The Body Electric The Brilliant History of Color in Art Krampus!
- Golden Son
Review Requests (3/4 done)
Sorrow’s Knot The Crack in the Ceiling(Gave up)
- The Apostle: Destiny
The Minimum Wage Millionaire
Already Own – Physical (16/44 done)
- The Demon King
Rose Under Fire
- The Scorpio Races
How to Say Goodbye in Robot Ultraviolet Tandem The Mapmaker’s War
- The Chronicle of Secret Riven
- Chaos Walking series (3 books)
- Me Talk Pretty One Day
- The Name of the Star
- The Black Shore (Star Trek Voyager)
Pale Fire Gone Girl
- How to be a Woman
- War of the Spider Queen (6 books)
- City of Dark Magic
- City of Lost Dreams
House of Leaves
- The Plucker
- Plain Kate
First Day on Earth
- Tin Star
In the Shadows The Truth About Alice Tiger Lily
- Enna Burning
- River Secrets
The Winner’s Curse Illusions of Fate
- The Girl Who Never Was
Series Endings/Continuations in 2014 (8/12 done)
Dreams of Gods and Monsters
- Into the Still Blue
- Ignite Me
City of Heavenly Fire
- Redeemed (House of Night)
Meridian (Arclight #2) Chasing Before Mara Dyer
- Ruin and Rising
Throne of Glass series Skylark Mortal Heart
New Books/Series Coming in 2014 (5/7 done)
- Gretel and the Dark
Dissonance The Falconer In the Shadows The Glass Sentence
Already Own – Audiobook (6/6 done)
The False Prince Stolen The Way of Kings Words of Radiance Lexicon Red Rising
Already Own – ebook (3/24 done)
- The Hallowed Ones
- The 5th Wave
- Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist
- Under the Empyrean Sky
- Deer in Headlights
Infinity Blade 1 (novella) Infinity Blade 2 (novella)
- The Naming
- The School for Good & Evil
- The Oracle Glass
- Assured Destruction
- Dairy Queen
- The Iron Witch
- Valkyrie Rising
- Mine to Spell
This is Not a Test
Reread Challenge (3/4 done)
The Child Thief
- The Hobbit
Harry Potter book 1 Harry Potter book 2
Oh, and then there’s monthly & quarterly book club picks! (11/12 done)
Pigs in Heaven Ready Player One Inferno Gone Girl The Invention of Wings The Goose Girl Rose Under Fire Under the Wide and Starry Sky Orphan Train Me Before You
- The Sandcastle Girls – FAIL