Welcome to the 14 Day TBR Reading Challenge!
I recently had a sort of coming-to-God moment. Okay, that may be a little bit dramatic, but hear me out.
I was away in my college town for three weeks taking summer classes, but while I was away, I continued to order books for myself that would arrive at my parents’ house and I would come home to after the class was finished. I’d been buying 2 books a week since I had been working this summer and had extra spending money.
Anyway, I got home tonight and was happily reunited not only with my new bookmail purchases (yay!), but also with the majority of my books. And so I rushed to (finally) take a picture of my August book haul for my Bookstagram account.
And it was insane.
I honestly felt guilty and a little bit ashamed. I mean, what sane person buys 32 books in one month? Yeah, you read that right! 32 books!! Like…. that’s more than one book per day. Honestly, many of them were gifted to me by my boyfriend/friends, and some were from bookish box subscriptions, but other than that… yeah. 32 books.
And as I’m in between moving in/out of about three different homes right now, I have no safe place to keep all of my books and my TBR list is absolutely drowning my poor, weak bookshelves. So I decided to do something about it.
Let me introduce you to the 14-day reading challenge!
Essentially, I have the next two weeks entirely free to myself. No more classes, and no more work. But after these two weeks, I will have to begin packing up my belongings once again, move into a new apartment, and begin my senior year of university. So I wanted to try and plow through my TBR list a bit before that.
By reading 14 books in 14 days.
I know, that probably sounds a little bit insane to all of you. But I’ve carefully selected my 14 books for the next two weeks, and I’m really hoping to make it possible. I’ve decided to stick with books that are either a) new releases, b) the ending (or most recent) book in a series, or c) stand-alones. This way, I won’t find myself reading a book in the middle of a series and be side-tracked by wanting to read all of that series, because the truth is that I don’t own complete series for most of my books. Which would mean I would need to buy more books. Which is what got me into this mess in the first place. 🙂
I’m dedicating myself to one book per day, with a full-fledged blog book review on here like I normally do for books I have finished. Every. Single. Day.
I’m really excited, honestly! I think I can do it. And if there are any of you out there who want to participate at all with me in any way to help tackle your TBR shelf, please let me know! We can navigate this insanity together, lol.
The TBR Book List:
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
- A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
- Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
- Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- And I Darken by Kiersten White
- The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
- Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
- The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
- Winky Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
- Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
- The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Please let me know if you are at all interested in participating in this mini challenge with me! And stay tuned for updates on my progress and the forthcoming book reviews. I will be working very hard on this for the next two weeks!