This idea I saw on Jean’s channel and it immediately made me curious as to how much of my TBR’s I actually read. In this post I’ll be going through my 2018 TBRs and seeing how many of those books I actually read. I’m going to use this to see if TBRs actually work for me or not.
I’m only going to include month long readathon TBRs because that would take way too long if I included them all!
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn – Read.
A Wise Mans Fear – Didn’t even try.
Winter In Madrid – DNF.
The Goldfinch – DNF.
Les Miserables – Nope.
Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North – Nope.
White Teeth by Zadie Smith – No.
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell – Not this time.
When God Was A Rabbit by Sarah Winman – Yes.
Watership Down by Richard Adams – Nope.
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell – But this time I did!
First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North – Still no.
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters – No.
Circe by Madeline Miller – No.
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood – No.
Feminism is For Everyone by Bell Hooks – No, but only because I couldn’t find a copy of it.
1Q84 by Haruiki Murikami – Nope.
Codex Alera Series by Jim Butcher – DNF. The second-hand copy was manky, I’ll give the ebook a try sometime.
The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah – Yes!
Scythe by Neal Schusterman – Not Yet.
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Steadman – Yes!
May TBR (Owls Readathon.)
H(A)PPY by Nicola Barker – No.
Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon – Not this month.
The Long Way to a Small and Angry Planet by Becky Chambers – Still no for this.
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor – DNF.
Circe by Madeline Miller – DNF. This was a real disappointment.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire – Yes.
The Iliad by Homer – lol, no.
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan – DNF.
The Trick to Time by Kit De Waal – Nope.
Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth – Nope.
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor – Yes.
Start Harry Potter audiobooks – Yes, but I never got around to finishing them.
Finish the Heroes of Olympus Series – Nope.
Watership Down by Richard Adams – No.
Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton – Yes!
Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman – Yes!
August TBR (NEWTs Readathon.) (looking at this now it looks more like a year long tbr, not a months!)
Gentlemens Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee – DNF.
Persuasion by Jane Austen – No, but I have read this before.
1Q84 by Haruiki Murikami – Nope.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng – No, but again, read this before anyway.
Summer Trilogy by Jenny Han – Loved this!
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson – Yep.
Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire – Nope.
Swan Song by Robert McCammon – No.
And the Mountain Echoed by Khaled Housseini – No.
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Nope.
Tender is the Night by F. Scott. Fitzgerald – DNF.
Scythe by Neal Schusterman – Yes!
You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down by Alice Walker – No.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – Yessss!
Amy and Rogers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – Yep.
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – Nope
Save the Date by Morgan Matson – Yep. Bit disappointing though.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou – Yep.
The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill – Yep.
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Nope.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman – Nope but I have now!
East of Eden by John Steinbeck – Read!
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway – No.
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney – Yes!
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – No, but I do in the next month.
Small Island by Andrea Levy – Nope.
And the Mountain Echoed by Khaled Housseini – DNF.
Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North – Finally started it. DNFed it 100 pages in.
Vanity Fair by William Thackery – DNF. So boring!
Furious Love by Nancy Schoenberger and Sam Kashner – Yes.
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters – Yes!
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith – Yes!
Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas – I just about started it and finished in October.
Neverwhere by Neil Gaimain – Yes!
War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells – Nope.
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn – Nope.
Margpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz – DNF.
We Have Always Lived in a Castle by Shirley Jackson – Nope but I did read the other one about the house.
Still Life by Louise Penny – DNF.
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters – Yes.
Toil and Trouble by Various Authors – Nope.
Aaru by David Meredith – Yes.
So, in 2018 I TBRed 77 books. I….
Read – 25
DNF – 13
Didn’t pick up – 39
So obviously by those results TBR’s don’t really work for me. Honestly looking at the size of some of them, I’m not surprised.
I’m not planning on stopping them though. But for 2019 I have a plan to change them and make them more doable. Let’s hope that works!
Thanks for reading,