Books, TBR Challenge

Cora’s TBR Challenge Check-In

Halloween is almost here, fellow readers! How scary is is your TBR pile right now?

I’ve fallen into the pattern (again!) of buying books faster than I can read them, so overall my TBR bins and collections are worse than when I started the challenge in boleyn-king-coverJanuary. But I have managed to read thirteen TBR books so far out of the eighteen I set as my goal.

I dove into The Boleyn King earlier this month, which has been waiting on my Kindle for a couple of years. It’s an alternate history novel, telling the story of what might have happened had Anne Boleyn not miscarried the baby boy she conceived after Elizabeth I was born. I won’t spoil it, but it’s a lot of fun (even if you aren’t a scholar of Tudor history), well thought out, and easy to read.

The rest of the books I’ve read (or am in the process of reading) this month are all new-ish, so they don’t count toward my TBR goal. But I’m trying to keep books from the year-or-more-since-I-bought-it pile, too, and it’s nice to buy a book and read it fairly soon (for a change). Maybe we should start a non-TBR challenge next year 🙂

8 thoughts on “Cora’s TBR Challenge Check-In”

  1. I am up for any challenge, Cora! 😉 I am at 124 books for the year. A lot of the books are on the newer side. I have slowed down a little, but I did go to a reader/writer conference for the first time. It was in New Hampshire on a Fri & Sat in Oct, so prime leaf peeping season! Fun! Christi Caldwell was there, but not a lot of historical romance writers. Also, I started weeding books out for a garage sale, which was dismal, but I do have about 50 books that I am going to give away/donate. Can probably find more if I try. My sister is coming for Thanksgiving & is staying in the room where I keep my books, so I need to move some out. Eek!

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    1. You’re always so enthusiastic, Sharlene! Except for getting rid of books, and I can totally understand that. I started donated my non-keeper books to the library a while ago, but it’s hard to let go of the ones you loved (even when you don’t read them very often) 🙂

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  2. I read so many ARCs I barely have time for other reads but because I also read historical fiction and like the ones from this era this book sounds interesting.

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    1. Thanks for the comment! I’m glad you found another book for the pile 🙂

      I’d appreciate it, though, if you didn’t advertise your blog posts here. If you have something you think I or my readers might be interested in, send me an e-mail and let me know rather than posting it in a comment without asking.permission.


  3. I’ve read 45 books to date, including 6 in September which have been mostly newer books. I’ve also been through my To-Read shelf on Goodreads and weeded out those books I’m unlikely ever to read. Now I just have to prioritise the remaining books!


      1. Cora, I had to do it because every time I looked at the number of books on my To-Read shelf, I got so disheartened. So I took the bull by the horns and went through ithe list ruthlessly.

        I forgot to say I’ve only read 3 books this month because I’ve been trying to catch up on my reviews after going to HRR.

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