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Monday, September 17, 2018

Tackle Your TBR Challenge

Today I am joining another reading challenge. This one is designed to get a few books off the ever-growing to-be-read (TBR) pile.

With this challenge I promise to give a daily update which will help me keep track of the books I've read and/or the number of pages involved (I'll approximate pages for listening hours for audiobooks.)

Here are my planned reads for the week:

  • My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, et al.  I only recently added this title to my TBR as it was just recently published. I have a copy on hand and it is due back to the library soon. This is my top priority.
  • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. This was my Classics Club SPIN selection which I was supposed to finish by September 1st. Obviously I didn't meet the deadline but am determined to finish the book. Placed this on my TBR list on Jan 14, 2018.
  • The King Years by Taylor Branch. I have been "reading" this collection of essays since April 2018 and want to be done with it. "Reading" is in quotes because I haven't actually read anything in it for months.
  • Fear by Bob Woodward. I just got this e-book on the day it was published last week.
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amar Towles. Added to my TBR on Feb. 14, 2018.
  • A Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake. Honestly this one isn't officially on my TBR (on Goodreads) but I have it checked out from the library and is one of the books from the 2019 Mock Printz project. We'll see if there is time to get to this one.
A few notes before I get started:
  1. I suspect there won't be any trouble finishing The Name of the Rose and The King Years because I am already well into both of those books.
  2. A Gentleman of Moscow is an audiobook and it is due back to Overdrive soon. When it expires it will magically just disappear from my devise so I may not get to finish it though no fault of my own. But I will start it and see how far I get.
  3. Fear is about President Trump. It makes me so angry I can only read it in small doses. I don't plan to race through it. Unlikely I will finish it this week.
  4. I am open to switching my plans mid-stream. Who knows exactly what books I will read/finish/start this week?
Here I go. After posting and signing up on the linky at Wishful Endings, first up, an essay from The King Years and an hour of listening to The Name of the Rose.


4 comments:

  1. I'm reading "An American Marriage" but need a lighter book too, like a mystery. I have several coming out in October, not soon enough. I'm sure I'll be busy with the wedding and won't necessarily have time to read anyway. :)

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    1. I just remembered to place An American Marriage on hold at the library today. I might get it on time. Eek!

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  2. I make sure to join a TBR challenge EVERY year! I need all the help I can get. My TBR bookcase now has double-layers on most shelves - gulp.

    Good luck - enjoy!

    Sue

    Book By Book

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  3. I am really interested to hear what you think of Fear. I want to read it and I don't; I am afraid I will just get angrier than I already am and that doesn't seem healthy.

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