Books, TBR Challenge

Cora’s TBR check-In

Three quarters of the year has passed us by, fellow readers. Are you three-quarters of the way to your reading goal?

I, as has become the norm this year, am not. I have begun reading more since Scandalous was published, but the books I’ve chosen are mainly research books for my next novel. That’s enormously fun, but it doesn’t make my TBR pile any smaller. I’ll have to re-focus for October. I have managed to curb my one-clicking a bit this month, though, and that makes me feel better. I may not be reading my older books as much as I’d like, but at least I didn’t make the problem too much worse this month 🙂

My brain has been warring a bit over reading my recent purchases versus reading TBR books, too, so I’ve spent a fair amount of time scrolling through the pages of my e-reader just trying to decide which book to read. I need a new system for choosing or I’ll spend the rest of the year just swiping through the ever-growing list!

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6 thoughts on “Cora’s TBR check-In”

  1. Hi Cora! I am with you, 100%! I am all over the place with reading old & new. I reread the Hathaways this month. I am also reading Laura Florand’s most recent 2 books, A Crown of Bitter Orange and starting A Kiss in Lavender. I love her books and they make me happy. I also reread Carolyn Brown’s Just a Cowboy and His Baby, in anticipation of the Professional Bull Riders show I went to last week-end! Sorry to say, I am behind in my reading goal, both for GR and for your challenge, but that is because I am not counting rereads, of which I have done a lot! I’m trying to get back to reading for the joy of it and not stressing about goals. Plus limiting FB time. Also, sorry to say, I have bought a lot of books. Understatement. But, I am having a garage sale this wk-end & hope to sell some. Will probably donate what is left of those. Happy Fall!

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      1. It is daunting. I have a bunch that I either had duplicates of or bought used & never read. I am going to sell for cheap, but probably won’t sell that many. My library’s used book area is a big mess, sorry to say. Someone really needs to clear it out. There is another library not too far from me where I will probably bring the leftovers, little by little.

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  2. Cora, I’ve read 35 books to date and I’ve only one more book to read to reach my target of 36 for the year but, as I have added 47 books since January, I haven’t really made any headway in reducing my TBR pile. I’ve decided to be really ruthless and go through my to-read shelf on Goodreads and delete any books that I don’t think I will ever read. I’m hoping that might make my TBR list a little more managable.

    Like you, I need some system of selecting the books to read. I have come up with various ideas but never seem to stick to them. Every book seems to be screaming ‘read me now’. I know I have quite a number of books I accepted for review (before I changed my review policy) which have been on my TBR list for a long time and I really should clear those first. It’s such a conundrum. 🤔


    1. I started going through my paper books yesterday in an effort to weed out those I won’t read, and it’s hard! I don’t even want to contemplate the process with my Kindle and ereader apps 🙂

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