Hello 2014! I hope all of you had a nice holiday season and, if applicable, some time off from work to read. I got a few books read (and need to get writing about them) but was also able to visit more of the blogs I enjoy. It was when I was visiting Shannon at River City Reading that I first saw the 2014 TBR Challenge. TBR means To Be Read—which is the shorthand we book freaks use for all the books that languish on our Goodreads list, Evernote, Excel spreadsheet or whatever we use to keep track of it all (and don’t say you just remember because then we can’t be friends). Adam over at Roof Beam Reader came up with the great idea to challenge himself to read one book a month from his list and challenged other bloggers to do the same. The kicker is that these have to be books that were released over a year ago.
I was a bit hesitant at first because I already read a lot but when I started going through my Goodreads list (which goes back to 2009) I was reminded of all the wonderful books still waiting to be read and I was sold. Yes, it is great fun to read and write about books before they even come out but what about the ones I’ve missed? The ones that are just as wonderful but in our ADHD society have already been forgotten? After an afternoon browsing, here are the twelve books (and two alternates in case I bail on one of the originals) I’m going to get to this year. The most notable thing about this group? How much more non-fiction I’ve chosen. I don’t read nearly as much of it as I used to so am going to try and make up for that.
Once a month I’ll post a review of the the book I’ve read and update this list.
How about you? Anything you wanted to read but never got to? Now’s your chance!
How to Be a Woman did not finish But Inside I’m Screaming Read in Feb but no review- title was my favorite part