Books on my Long Term TBR

This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

One of these days, my TBR shelf is going to collapse on me and lead to my untimely death. What isn’t helping is that I keep ignoring my already voluminous TBR and buying brand new tomes to get through.

I have a long list of books that have been on my TBR shelf for years, but I still haven’t gotten to reading them yet. Maybe it’s time to pick something from there and get it ticked off once and for all before heading to Easons again.

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2017 Five Star Reads

2017 will forever be known as the year I killed it with my Goodreads challenge. Within the 116 books that I read throughout the 12 months, there were some that really shone. I’m not going to do the “top 10 books of 2017” or any other arbitrary number, but I do want to highlight some of the books that I loved so much, they got Goodreads’ highest honour.

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2017 Reading Habits

Every year, I love seeing the little update that Goodreads sends you. It’s my favourite email from the early year, where I get to actually see what my reading year looked like, rather than guessing what it looked like. Goodreads really run through everything, but I do like to add on a little addendum myself.

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2017 Reading Challenge: The Final Tally

Does anyone else think 2017 sped past us or is it really just me? It just feels like yesterday I was sat on my parent’s couch carrying out my NYE tradition of watching the Sydney fireworks on Sky News, and yet here I am today doing the exact same thing.

New Year’s Eve is a time for reflection, and for me it’s a perfect chance to have a think about the reading challenges I set myself this year. Did I reach what I wanted to when I laid them out in January 2017? Was I even close? Should I bother with a 2018 challenge at all? (That’s a bit defeatest, isn’t it?)

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Review: The Babysitters Club: Kristy’s Great Idea by Ann M. Martin

Challenge criteria: A book published before you were born. (This book was published in 1986 and I was born in 1992.)


Kristy thinks the Baby-sitters Club is a great idea. She and her friends Claudia, Stacey, and Mary Anne all love taking care of kids. A club will give them the chance to have lots of fun – and make tons of money.

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