Books, TBR Challenge

Cora’s TBR Challenge Check-In

It’s the last day of 2017, fellow readers! Did you make your TBR Challenge goal this year?

As of this writing, I still have 4 books left to read. But I’m not giving up! It still feels like cheating but novellas count the same as novels, and I can read 4 novellas in a day 🙂  We’ll see if I can pull it off today… [UPDATE: I did it!]

I’ve learned a few things about my reading habits this year, too.

–>I am a consummate procrastinator, which I knew about myself long before this TBR Challenge, lol, but I didn’t realize it applied to the way I read. Apparently it does 🙂

–>I am apparently not able to ignore ebooks on sale–I’ve purchased 54 books this year, nearly all of them ebooks and nearly all while they were marked down in price.

–>Audiobooks are not just for migraines anymore, either. I haven’t had a major migraine in months and months (knock on wood!), and I primarily was listening to audiobooks during migraines (very softly, to try to keep my mind off the pain until I fell asleep). This year, I’ve been experimenting with different ways to listen when I’m not in pain, and have crossed a few audiobooks off the TBR list as a result.

Alright, I’m off to get those 4 books read before 2017 ends. But I’ll be back tomorrow with new goals for the new year!

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

  1. I’m in for the 2018 TBR challenge! Last Jan., I was not able to face any additional challenges other than the ones I was facing already. We (I) got rid of a ____ ton of stuff accumulated over a 20 year period of living in one house +40 years of marriage, readied said house for sale, packed up and moved to another state into temp housing, (talk about being in someone else’s back pocket!,) supervised the finishing of the house we were building (decisions every stinking day for the decision-challenged,) sold previous house (nail biting time,) and packed up temp location, and moved again. Oy! ’17 is kind of a blur. Never-the-less, reading was my break-escape, my comfort zone, the thing I looked forward to with longing at multiple times of the day. I too bought very many e-books on sale, so my TBR is embarrassingly huge and completely out of control.

    I’ve been following you and I follow many other book blogs and have read that other people read a shocking number of books much higher than I do. I thought I was pretty much over-the-line of reading addiction, but yikes! So. For the past week or so I have been compiling my own 2018 challenge list, though not quite done yet. I am pathetically a notorious re-reader, a habit I only picked up in the past 10 years. And since some of my TBR includes series where the first one or two books were read many moons ago, I’ll be rereading some in order to come back up to date for the rest of the series. But I am constantly pulled by desire to reread favorites. I’ll have to use those as a reward for attacking my challenge list!!!


    1. You’ve been busy this year! Re-reading your favorites as a reward (for anything!) is a wonderful idea–I may have to borrow that 😉 I’m having the same problem with series, too, where I’ve read the first book a while ago and don’t remember what it was about. So I’ll be re-reading a few this coming year in hopes of getting the rest of the series off my list.


  2. I was pretty much a failure when it comes to reading the TBR series I committed to for this challenge. I did finish Mackenzies & McBrides, other than the last one which came out this year. I did start on the Cynsters, but go stuck on book 4. I just didn’t like it. I read 14 books and novellas that I won in contests, so it averages to 1 a month. My GR stats for the year is 124, which does include novellas, but not rereads. I have been actually swapping or donating some “dead wood” books. However, I am sure I bought more than I got rid of! I just started a book reorganization tonight, so I am sure I will get rid of some more. I only got the A – D books done. Thanks for keeping us going, Cora! Happy New Year!


    1. I’ve been periodically going through my paper books, too–just took a box of them to my local library, in fact. There are some I’ve read and know I won’t read again, some I started and didn’t like, and some I’m not interested in reading anymore. It’s nice to get them out of the house, and even nicer that the library will make some money off them in their used book sale 🙂


  3. I’ve read 44 books during 2017 which exceeds my goal of 39. However, according to Goodreads, I have acquired over 60 books during 2017 so my TBR list has increased rather than decreased!!


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