Sunday, 31 January 2016

Reading with Chuckles

I have renamed my TBR Reading Challenge and changed it back to Reading with Chuckles as it sounds better, especially at times when I have no specific challenge running. So this is where I'll share what I read and abandoned each week, and I'll give the odd update on the state of my poor TBR! It does suffer at times...! The link under the book takes you to the Goodreads page for that book so you can decide whether to read it, and see my reviews when they are posted.

This week I switched to Contemporary Week, to clear a big pile of books I gathered over last summer from sales and charity shops. I looked at 40 books in total, some I started and disliked, a few I read and completed, some I deleted afted Goodreads reviews indicated that they were not going to be my thing. My abandoned books this week reflect only the abandoned books that I plan to write reviews for. The good news is that I found three I enjoyed and now want to see the film of, and I got my tbr reduced quite a bit! Yea! 

I also realised that other than the odd book, I have kind of moved on from this genre. By this I mean I want fast paced action books with zombies or danger or raging pandemics or kickass urban fantasy. I no longer like the slower paced books I used to read. So I'll only read the odd book in the genre that I REALLY want and move back to my favourite genres.


Matthew Quick-The Silver Linings Playbook 

John Green-The Fault in our Stars 

Lisa Genova-Still Alice 


Gayle Forman-I was here 

Gail Giles-Girls Like Us 

John Green-Looking for Alaska 

RJ Palacio-Wonder 

Nathan Filer-The Shock of the Fall 

John Green-Paper Towns 

Rainbow Rowell-Eleanor & Park 

Brian Conaghan-When Mr Dog Bites 

Gayle Forman-If I Stay 

JK Rowling-The Casual Vacancy 


  1. You're so ruthless with abandoning books. I'm always so reluctant! (I think it's a good thing, though -- why waste time?)

    1. Exactly! If I can't get into it, stop enjoying it, find it too slow, hate the characters, etc then I stop and move on to something else. Not everyone can do this so I guess I'm lucky!