Aprilathon

TBR Shelf Shame – Updated TBR – 30 Days of April #11

My boyfriend made a point the other day when he noticed that I had bought yet another book. (It was Pet Sematary, so totally okay!) He accused me of storing books everywhere; that anywhere he looked there were stacks of books and I can’t even fit them on the bookshelf anymore! (I personally think that we just don’t have enough shelves!!) It got me thinking that surely I’ve made a bit of progress with my TBR and there aren’t actually THAT many unread books in our house. Right?!

Riiiiight, so back in January I wrote a post about the TBR from Hell and how I planned to tackle it. You can read about it here. Thinking I’ve made great progress I just needed an updated list to prove him wrong! It has proved me wrong instead! Since January I’ve actually managed to collect a further 20 books and must agree that I am just a little bit OUT OF CONTROL!

Here is the updated list. (Please send help.)

Also, can someone please block all my cards so that I can’t buy any more books until I get through most of the below!?

Number
Author
Title
1 Archer, Jeffrey Mightier Than the Sword
2 Attwood, Shaun Un-Making a Murderer
3 Aveyard, Victoria Red Queen
4 Baker, Jo A Country Road, A Tree
5 Bauer, Belinda Darkside
6 Bauer, Belinda The Shut Eye
7 Bauer, Belinda The Beautiful Dead
8 Bauer, Belinda Finders Keepers
9 Bauer, Belinda The Facts of Life and Death
10 Begbie, Hannah Mother
11 Braswell, Liz As Old as Time
12 Brodkorb, Michael & Mann, Allison The Girls Are Gone
13 Bronte, Charlotte Jane Eyre
14 Bussi, Michel Don’t Let Go
15 Bussi, Michel Black Water Lilies
16 Bussi, Michel After the Crash
17 Callaghan, Helen Dear Amy
18 Candlish, Louise Our House
19 Carr, Caleb The Alienist
20 Cavanagh, Steve The Liar
21 Chance, Rebecca Mile High
22 Chance, Rebecca Bad Twins
23 Cleave, Chris Everyone Brave is Forgiven
24 Cleeves, Ann The Seagull
25 Cleeves, Ann The Moth Catcher
26 Cleeves, Ann Harbour Street
27 Cleeves, Ann Cold Earth
28 Cleeves, Ann Thin Air
29 Cleeves, Ann Dead Water
30 Cleeves, Ann Blue Lightning
31 Cleeves, Ann Wild Fire
32 Coelho, Paulo The Alchemist
33 Constatine, Susannah After the Snow
34 Curtis, Emma One Little Mistake
35 Diamond, Katerina The Promise
36 Donoghue, Emma Room
37 Edvardsson, M. T. A Nearly Normal Family
38 Eger, Edith The Choice
39 Feeney, Alice I Know Who You Are
40 Flynn, Gillian Dark Places
41 Follett, Ken A Column of Fire
42 Frances, Michelle The Temp
43 Furnivall, Kate The Betrayal
44 Gardner, Lisa Touch & Go
45 Gardner, Lisa Right Behind You
46 Gerrard, Nicci What Dementia Teaches Us About Love
47 Gregory, Philippa The Kings Curse
48 Gregory, Philippa The Other Boleyn Girl
49 Gregory, Philippa The Boleyn Inheritance
50 Gregory, Philippa The Taming of the Queen
51 Gregory, Philippa The Other Queen
52 Gregory, Philippa The White Princess
53 Gregory, Philippa The Kingmaker’s Daughter
54 Gregory, Philippa The Last Tudor
55 Gregory, Philippa Three Sisters, Three Queens
56 Gregory, Philippa The Virgin’s Lover
57 Gregory, Philippa The Queen’s Fool
58 Gregory, Philippa The Red Queen
59 Grisham, John The Innocent Man
60 Guy, John Mary Queen of Scots
61 Hamilton, Karen The Perfect Girlfriend
62 Harris, Thomas Hannibal
63 Harris, Thomas The Silence of the Lambs
64 Harris, Thomas Red Dragon
65 Heaberlin, Julia Paper Ghosts
66 Heaberlin, Julia Black-Eyed Susans
67 Honeyman, Gail Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
68 Jensen, Louise The Sister
69 Jewell, Lisa The Girls
70 Kepnes, Caroline Hidden Bodies
71 King, Stephen Needful Things
72 King, Stephen Finders Keepers
73 King, Stephen End of Watch
74 King, Stephen The Green Mile
75 King, Stephen Pet Sematary
76 Kinnings, Max Baptism
77 Kitchin, C.H.B Crime at Christmas
78 La Plante, Lynda Twisted
79 Lake, Alex Copycat
80 Lowe, Katie The Furies
81 McEwan, Ian Atonement
82 Monroe, J.S. Find Me Before They Do
83 Moriarty, Liane The Husband’s Secret
84 Moyes, JoJo Me Before You
85 Moyes, JoJo After You
86 Murakami, Haruki What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
87 Neill, Fiona Good Girl
88 Ng, Celeste Little Fires Everywhere
89 Niffenegger, Audrey The Time Travellers Wife
90 North, Caroline The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
91 Picoult, Jodi Plain Truth
92 Picoult, Jodi Small Great Things
93 Plokhy, Serhii Chernobyl
94 Purcell, Laura The Corset
95 Reynolds, Amanda Lying to You
96 Richmond, Michelle The Marriage Pact
97 Robson, Amanda Obsession
98 Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
99 Simons, Paulina Tatiana & Alexander
100 Simons, Paulina The Summer Garden
101 Spring, Neil The Lost Village
102 Swanson, Peter The Kind Worth Killing
103 Taylor, C.L. The Lie
104 Taylor, C.L. The Missing
105 Taylor, C.L. The Escape
106 Taylor, C.L. The Treatment
107 Thomas, Angie The Hate U Give (THUG)
108 Tremblay, Paul A Head Full of Ghosts
109 Turton, Stuart The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
110 Vall, S.K. Stockholm Randsom
111 Waters, Sarah The Little Stranger
112 Watson, SJ Before I Go to Sleep
113 Yates, Christopher J. Grist Mill Road
114 Zusak, Markus The Book Thief

I am not okay. A total of 114 unread books. Utterly ridiculous amount of books to have for someone that averages roughly 1.5 books a week. With this rate it would take me 76 weeks to get through all of them!

How many books have you got on your list to read? Let me know, and if there is any books on this list I should prioritise give me a shout, too!

Now, don’t mind me, just hiding under the bed pretending this isn’t my life. Bye!

6 Comments

  • Stephanie

    I’ve mentioned this a few times on my blog, but in 2016, near the end of the year, I realized that I had 332 books marked as Want to Read on Goodreads. YIKES. I set about reading almost solely from that list, read about 200 of them, and then went through and cleaned the list up a little (I got it down to 50-some books, and now, thanks to other book bloggers, it’s back up to 70-something, haha!). I think reading down a TBR is just a way of living, since it’ll never, ever be at 0!

    I LOVED The Time Traveler’s Wife. The Hate U Give is incredible as well. And I really enjoyed The Girls- which was part of the 200 books I read from my Goodreads list. 🙂 Happy reading!

    • Kat

      OH MY GOOOOOOOOOSH! 332 books it’d take me an eternity to read all those lol!! Very well done for bringing them down to 50 (and eventually up 70, bookish community is to blame for most of my purchases too!)

      I’m not buying any more books until I get my TBR down at least another 10 books haha x

  • ktrobson

    There’s so many good ones on this list, how are you meant to try and prioritise any of them?!
    I’m totally biased but I vote The Green Mile – it’s one of my all time favourite Stephen King books!

    My TBR is around the 70 mark just now I think? Split between my kindle and physical books so a bit harder to keep track of haha. Plus I have about 6 more on preorder for later in the year 🙈

    • Kat

      I know right!! I am very excited to read the Green Mile so definitely getting to it soon 😊 I loved the film soo much 💕

      70 isn’t too bad right? 👀

      Which books have you pre-ordered??

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