Sunday, 26 July 2015

The TBR 100 Book Countdown Challenge (530-522)


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!

FYI: A few people have asked why the number of books I've reduced the pile by in the post title does not match the number of books I mention in the actual blog post. Simple really, I'm still adding new books to the tbr each week, and a few are rereads.

So I spent most of this week catching up with some Tv but the last couple of nights I've got back into the tbr pile and made a bit more progress. I only finished one of the books I read as the others just didn't grab me and overall were a bit of a let down. Still, every book I open is progress towards my goal. Here are my books from 530 down to 522!

FINISHED:
Alex South-Swarm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22670640-swarm 


ABANDONED:

Kristen Painter-House of the Rising Sun
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18453118-house-of-the-rising-sun

Nick Cutter-The Troop
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18002456-the-troop

Ray Gorham-77 Days in September
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11802105-77-days-in-september

Elliott James-Charming
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17333338-charming

Scott Smith-The Ruins
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21726.The_Ruins

Michaelbrent Collings-Darkbound
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17313971-darkbound

Jose Prendes-Sharcano
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18660061-sharcano

Joseph Souza-The Reawakening
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16301437-the-reawakening

Scott Nicholson-After: The Shock
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16281043-after


10 comments:

  1. Wow Chuckles! 522! Go you! I'm still shocked at your dedication :D I love it! Keep up the good work :D x

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    1. Your enthusiasm is keeping me motivated Amy! I plan to get the next book started tonight...and maybe fit in a bit of TV too...

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    2. To be totally honest it makes me look at my tbr list and blanch lmao. Mine's over 600 books now and that's after pruning :-/
      I’ve actually nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Here’s the link: http://www.anovelstart.com/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/
      I figured it's something a little different lol. It's my first award so just leave me a note if you don't want to be linked again. I wasn't sure if you did them or not but thought what the hell :) why not?
      Enjoy x

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    3. I don't usually do the award things-not because I'm not interested coz I am, but I can never find people to nominate! Most of the blogs I follow have already been nominated for this one! Nrrgghh! I'll try and find a few people this time so I can take part!

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  2. Ahhh, I don't feel so bad about my TBR now that I know what yours is like. Haha. Good luck on your goal!

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    1. There we are, proof that I'm useful in some way! *grins*

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  3. That is a lot of books to read, I have absolute faith that you will demolish the TBR pile! Now if only I could do mine.....

    Heather | Random Redheaded Ramblings

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    1. It was panic that got me motivated to tackle it! After the 500 is reached I need to pick another target for the end of the year and then it'll be a slow march down! Can you imagine NOT having a tbr in triple figures??? That is my dream!

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  4. I have a few of those on your abandon list. Sorry to hear they didn't work for you. I don't know when I'll get to them though, time oh time... ;)

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    1. Hopefully you'll get on better with the books! That's the great thing about books though...one girl's trash is another girl's treasure!

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