Books, TBR Challenge

Cora’s TBR Challenge Check-In

We’re down to the last days of 2016! Did you make your TBR Challenge goal this year?

bones-never-lieI came in just under the wire, finishing my eighteenth TBR book just a few days ago–an ARC of Kathy Reichs’ Bones Never Lie that I picked up at an RWA conference a few years ago. I love a really well-written, science-y mystery and this definitely fit the bill (though I have no idea why it was given away at a Romance Writers of America conference–there’s no romance in it). I’ve got just one more Temperance Brennan novel to read–also on my TBR list–and I’ll be all caught up…at least until the next one comes out  😉

I also managed to finish Laura Andersen’s alternate history Boleyn the-boleyn-reckoningtrilogy this month, and the third book (The Boleyn Reckoning) was fantastic! The fun thing about alternate histories is that you never really know how the story is going to go, so there’s an element of suspense that isn’t there in historical fiction (unless you’re reading about a part of history you’re unfamiliar with). It looks like there’s another trilogy that follows this one, and though I’ve never been a huge fan of Tudor fiction I suspect I’ll be continuing along with this series as long as Laura Andersen keeps writing it.

Ready for next year? I’ll have a post up on New Year’s Day with my personal guidelines for 2017, so start thinking about your strategy for next year!

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

  1. Congratulations for meeting your reading goal, Cora! Numerically, I exceeded my goal (149!), but I still have some series in my TBR that I meant to finish. I have started my reread of the Mackenzies & McBrides, so that will be the first TBR next year. Have a Happy New Year & we will be “talking” soon!


  2. I’ve only read 49 books this year as opposed to 58 last year. I did manage to read 7 books I acquired before ! January 2015 but that was offset by the many more books I acquired during the year!

    I did try to reduce my TBR pile by removing any books that I felt I was unlikely ever to read.

    I haven’t decided on my strategy for 2017 yet but I will be giving it some thought between now and New Year’s Day.


  3. I don’t even want to know how many new books I bought! I am also pretty active in paperback swap, so I do occasionally weed out books I don’t think I will read or reread. I think I am going to do some sort of pattern next year. I will keep you posted! Happy New Year to Carol, too!

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