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Friday, January 12, 2018

2018 TBR Pile Challenge



Roof Beam Reader hosts The Official TBR Pile Challenge, and this year I've decided to take part. I have so many items that have I have been meaning to read for years now, and this will hopefully be a bit of a kick in the pants to get them done. 

So, how does this work?

Pick 12 books that have been on your TBR (to be read) list for at least a year and finish them by the end of 2018. Two alternate books can be chosen to replace any books in the challenge that are just "unfinishable". All of these books must be reviewed and linked back to the original post.  

For a full explanation of the rules for this challenge, check it out here.

Here's my list:

  1. Under The Greenwood Tree - Thomas Hardy
  2. The Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury
  3. The Sword of Shannara - Terry Brooks
  4. Lady Susan - Jane Austen
  5. The Maze Runner - James Dashner
  6. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
  7. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - J. K. Rowling
  8. One Day - David Nicholls
  9. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
  10. A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray
  11. A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness
  12. The Kiss of Deception - Mary E. Pearson
Alternates:

  1. Where Rainbows End (Love, Rosie) - Cecelia Ahern
  2. The Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard

I have a few trilogies on this list, so my goal is to at least get through the first book of those. Hopefully I like them well enough to continue onwards, and hopefully starting these series all within the same year doesn't end up stressing me out...but I guess we'll see. I hope to read my alternates as well, but considering one of them is, well, a trilogy, that might need to wait until next year.

All of these have been on my TBR for several years now, so I'm excited to finally get cracking on them!
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What books have  you been meaning to read for a really long time? Are any of those goals for this year?

1 comment:

  1. Ooo, you have some great titles picked out! I can highly recommend The Illustrated Man and Handmaid's Tale :) Maze Runner was pretty fun too, although I was less impressed with the two sequels. Best of luck with the challenge!

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