Today, I had some free time and decided to discover new blogs I didn’t know yet. While doing so, I saw a trend that consisted to reduce the TBR. I have been thinking about a new project, as I had so much fun last month, and I thought ‘why not combining my new project by reducing my TBR?’
Usually, projects make me much more efficient and proactive, and because I have exactly 159 books on my TBR today, that was my chance. I keep my TBR pretty tidy and I’m often going through it, which means that if one book has been here for a while, there is probably a good reason.
But finding excuses and reasons is easy, and the result is that today I still have 25 books that I added on my TBR back in 2014 (the year I joined Goodreads). So now I have no choice, I NEED to take care of those.
So, here’s the deal, I have until December 31st to read as many book as I can in my following list (I usually read 4 to 5 book a month, so let’s say around 8-10), for each book I read, I can postpone one for next year, and I’ll delete all those that I can’t read or keep. I know that’ll be hard for me to delete some of those as if they’re still here is that I really intend to read them, so my job now is to read as many as I can.
My 2014 TBR
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – added on Apr 08, 2014 – I actually already tried to read this book in 2014 but never managed to finish it, so this year I want to give it a chance.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman – added on Apr 08, 2014 – I added this book because of How I Met Your Mother, moreover, it’s also part of my ‘book to read before dying’ list.
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma – added on Apr 08, 2014 – This book was recommended to me by my little sister, and I trust her so here it is, on my TBR.
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder – added on Jul 24, 2014 – I was supposed to buddy read this book in June 2016, but we misunderstood each other and I ended up never reading it.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore – added on Jul 24, 2014 – Don’t laugh at me but I added this book because the title made me think about ‘The Darkling’ and when I realized my mistake, the plot seemed good enough, so it stayed.
The Selection by Kiera Cass – added on Aug 03, 2014 – The only reason it’s in my TBR is that it sounds like a famous book that I should at least TRY to read, but I’m almost sure it’ll be one of those I’ll delete at the end of this year.
The V Girl by Mya Robarts – added on Aug 03, 2014 – I was given this book by the author herself, but some of my friends read it and said they didn’t like it, so now I’m stuck and I feel like I have to read it because it’s the author’s gift to me.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – added on Aug 21, 2014 – This is a funny story, but on August 21st I received this book at my office without anyone having ordered it. So because my colleagues know I’m a reader, I was the one who kept it.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – added on Sep 19, 2014 – I already know that this book will make it as I tagged it as ‘currently reading’ today. I really wanted to read it before the movie come out anyway.
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay – added on Sep 19, 2014
Wonder by R.J. Palacio – added on Sep 19, 2014
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – added on Sep 19, 2014 – Shame, *bell* shame, *bell* shame… I know, I can’t skip it anymore, I’ll read it, I’m almost certain of it.
Making Faces by Amy Harmon – added on Nov 03, 2014
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens – added on Nov 05, 2014 – I’m weak, Will Herondale speak about this book, so I have to read it. I have no other argument but to me it sounds good enough reason.
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers – added on Nov 05, 2014
Red Rising by Pierce Brown – added on Nov 10, 2014
Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen – added on Nov 13, 2014 – I read and loved the first book in this trilogy, but the second one was so long and boring that I never read the third one even though I bought the book.
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier – added on Nov 18, 2014
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – added on Dec 15, 2014 – This book is part of my ‘book to read before dying’ list but it’s length make me hesitate (over 1,000p)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – added on Dec 15, 2014
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini – added on Dec 15, 2014
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – added on Dec 15, 2014
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck – added on Dec 15, 2014 – I own this book since 2007 and yet I haven’t read it yet.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – added on Dec 15, 2014 – I want to watch the TV show, but first I want to read the book. It’ll definitely be this winter!
The Giver by Lois Lowry – added on Dec 15, 2014
So here is my list, I’ll keep you updated by the end of December 2017 with the 10 books I will postpone and those I’ll have to delete.
Is there any of these books I absolutely have to read? Which one you would advise me to not bother with?