Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The TBR 100 Book Countdown Challenge #1 612-598


My tbr has managed to sneak up over 600 books again and action must be taken!!! So I am setting myself a pretty tough challenge-to get that tbr from 612 as it stands today, down to 500 books by December 31st. Yes it is an impossible sounding task but not everything on the tbr is full length reading-there are short stories, novellas and novels to be devoured! Even if I don't get to the target, I'll be pleased if I get close. It would be the first time in 5 years that my tbr was 500 or less! My updates on my progress won't be weekly, just whenever I have something to report! Anyone who wants to try and reduce their tbr is welcome to post on my update posts about their progress!

So here I am with my first update and we're off to a great start! I felt really motivated and have been reading every night. I have went from 612 books to 598 which is a pretty good start! Here is the list of what I read and what I abandoned so far.

FINISHED:

Matt Handle-Storm Orphans
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23212083-storm-orphans

Mark Horell-Tigers and Tamangs
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19278183-tigers-and-tamangs 

Mark Horell-To the top of Central America
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20917628-to-the-top-of-central-america 

Mark Horrell-The Ascent of Manaslu
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18893819-the-ascent-of-manaslu 

Mark Horrell-Wrath of the Turquoise Goddess
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19010678-the-wrath-of-the-turquoise-goddess 

Mark Horrell-Volcanic Activity
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20917919-volcanic-activity 

Mark Horrell-In the footsteps of Mallory
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16031015-in-the-footsteps-of-mallory

Mark Horrell-Denali Nights
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23399568-denali-nights

RJ Spears-Forget the Alamo
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17855774-forget-the-alamo

Patricia Briggs-Alpha and Omega
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/285212.On_the_Prowl

William Massa-Fear the Light
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23670984-fear-the-light

Kelley Armstrong-Bounty Hunt
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20782707-bounty-hunt

Kelley Armstrong-Forbidden
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13136581-forbidden

Kelley Armstrong-Framed
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10417455-framed


ABANDONED:

Joseph DiBartolo-The Rise of Peter Troy
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20868529-the-rise-of-peter-troy

M Lauryl Lewis-Grace Lost
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16063864-grace-lost

Jessica Meigs-The Becoming
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11299874-the-becoming

George S Mahaffey Jr-Vertical City
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25478027-vertical-city

Jeremy Lazlo-Left Alive
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22847458-left-alive-1

Mykle Hansen-HELP! A bear is eating me!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2943370-help-a-bear-is-eating-me

So have you read any of these books? What were your opinions on them? Are you currently tackling an overflowing tbr? Be sure to leave a comment below!

4 comments:

  1. You're off to a great start! I totally had to laugh at the title Help! A bear is eating me!! LoL

    Angie @ Pinkindle

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    1. Yeah I didn't do too well with the bear...I was rooting for the bear actually! To be fair, you aren't meant to like the MC but I think I hated him too much and the book tried too hard to be funny and it didn't work for me. Hopefully, the review will be up soon...

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  2. Oh wow! You are really knocking those books out! Sorry about the dnf's, but at least you know. :) Keep going strong!

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    1. To be honest Melissa, it can be a relief to get a pile of DNF's! It helps your numbers go in the right direction! I downloaded a lot of free zombies books from various sites so I knew I wasn't going to like them all. As long as the pile is going down, I'm happy!

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