Books on my Long Term TBR

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesdays run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl

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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Review: The Good Mother by Sinead Moriarty

Challenge criteria: A book about death or grief


Kate has been through the fire with her three children … 

Having been left devastated and homeless after her husband’s affair and the break-up of their family, somehow she has pulled through. Though times are still tough, she’s beginning to see the start of a new life.
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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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Down the TBR Hole #1

I’ve made a very startling discovery. I have quite a lot of books on my Goodreads TBR. So, I’ve decided it needs a bit of a cull. Thankfully, the lovely Lia from Lost in a Story has put together a little challenge to help make your TBR a little bit shorter. Down the TBR Hole is a simple way to get rid of some of the books that you will never read on your TBR and maybe lessen the load a little.

At the moment, my TBR has 317 books on it, which is kind of a lot. So, time to get a little harsh with the ones that are on it.

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