Actually Drowning In My TBR

kittenSo it has been a while…. My brother got married last weekend, and things were a little crazy to say the least.  Being the first one in the immediate family to tie the knot had everyone losing their damn minds.

BUT, I am back to normal now.  Back to working 9-5, back to working out and reading in the evenings, back to playing with my dogs and back to consistently posting on Bookstagram.

I have several book reviews I am working on simultaneously, (I do this weird thing where I will work on four things at once so I can finish four things at once, rather than be singularly productive and just do one thing at a time… much less satisfying) and I will probably get to this this weekend.  Today, however, I wanted to showcase all the books I have at home that have remained unread.  This will serve two purposes:

  1. I need to hold myself accountable for buying books. Actually putting this list together has shown me I need to put myself on a book buying ban….
  2. Sometimes I just get distracted, or want to reread Harry Potter for the 17th time (not an exaggeration) and lists help me focus.
  3. You all get to see what I like to buy! (spoiler alert: cover infatuation is usually behind it)
Ok, so three purposes 😉
Without further ado, I present, MY NEVERENDING TBR LIST (like there is so many they all don’t fit in the jar)

  • Well of Ascension – Brandon Sanderson
  • Career of Evil – Robert Galbraith
  • Little Princess – France’s Hodgson Burnett
  • Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo
  • Illuminae – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • The Nest – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  • Heidi – Johanna Spyri
  • Fates and Furies – Lauren Groff
  • The Sky is Everywhere – Jandy Nelson
  • The Time Machine – HG Wells
  • Dragonfly in Amber – Diana Gabaldon
  • Pax – Sara Pennypacker
  • Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  • Love, Lies, and Spies – Cindy Anstey
  • Tyranny of Petticoats – various
  • The Time Travelers Guide to Elizabethan England – Ian Mortimer
  • Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel
  • The Serpent King – Jeff Zenter
  • Fatal Grace – Louise Penny
  • A Storm of Swords pt. 2 – George RR Martin
  • A Feast for Crows – George RR Martin
  • Peter Pan – JM Barrie
  • A Madness So Discreet – Mindy McGinnis
  • Annihilation – Jeff Vandemeer
  • The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender – Leslye Walton
  • Percy Jackson series – Rick Riodan
  • 1776 – David McCullough
  • Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy
  • Harry Potter and History
  • Sharp Teeth – Toby Barlow
  • Under the Banner of Heaven – John Krakauer
  • The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland – Catherine Valente
  • The Girl who Soared Over Fairlyland – Catherine Valente
  • Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
  • Sea of Faith – Stephen O’Shea
  • City of Thieves – David Benioff
  • Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein
  • Scorpio Races – Maggie Stiefvater
  • Trouble Is a Friend of Mine – Stephanie Tromly
  • Flawed – Cecilia Ahren
  • Seraphina – Rachel Hartman
  • No Country – Kalyan Ray
  • Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms – Katherine Rundell
  • Lincoln – Harold Holzer
  • Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • World War Z – Max Brooks
  • Worlds of Ink and Shadow – Lena Coakley
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor
  • Me Before You – JoJo Moyes
  • House of Leaves – Mark Z Danielewski
  • The Time Travelers Wife – Audrey Niffengger


OKKKKKK.  This list gives me a little bit of anxiety.  I have now officially decided I will not be buying any more books until I can get this number down to 30.  That means 21 books, good lord.  It does make me feel a little bit better that some of these are my boyfriend’s and when we moved in together they were added to the collective bookshelf: i.e. that weird space in the kitchen above the cabinets.  I was always of the sentiment that if they are there, then I should read them.
So it is done.  Tell me, how many books do you own but remain unread? Please make me feel better about my list!

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