TBR piles and I don’t usually get along. I can’t remember the last time that I looked back on a TBR and realised that hey, I read all of those books. It never happens. Ever. The TBR and I are not friends.
However, after seeing a few people on booktube making videos about books that they want to read within the year, I realised maybe I could actually accomplish that. I mean, heck, it’s three hundred and sixty five days. If I can’t complete that kind of TBR, I think I might as well give up on the entire concept.
So I’m giving myself a 2016 TBR.
Most of these books have been pulled straight from my goodreads shelves. In 2015 I was very particular about which books made the cut onto my to-be-read shelf. I’m not sure why, but something about seeing over 30 books on there really intimidated me. So I only kept a select few on there at a time.
Funnily enough – the ones I had on there never ended up being read. (See – TBRs and I don’t get along)
So apart from a few, all these books have been on my goodreads TBR for at least a year – probably longer.
Let me know if you have any books you need to read in 2016, or if you’ve read any of these ones, let me know what you think!
1. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. While this book has only been on my physical TBR since around June, it’s one of the few books I get excited-chills every time I look at it. I’m not sure why I haven’t picked this up yet, but 2016 will be the year.
2. More Than This by Patrick Ness. I have never heard a dull word about Patrick Ness, however after reading the first book in his Chaos Walking trilogy back in October, I’m not positive I agree with all the hype. It took me a while to physically buy this book, however I’ve been milling over reading it in my head for at least two years now.
3. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. I feel like everyone and their dog on the internet has read this book and it’s one I’ve been thinking about for around a year now. I’ve been meaning to get into more high-fantasy and I think this will be a perfect jump in place!
4. Winter by Marissa Meyer. While the book has only been out since the end of November, it was one of my most anticipated books of 2015 and I’m surprised I didn’t devour it as soon as it arrived in the post. It’s a hunker, but I guarantee I’ll read it during 2016.
5. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Gone Girl remains my only unread Gillian Flynn book and I intend to mend that during 2016. Since I’ve already seen the movie I have been putting it off, but enough’s enough and I want to read it.
6. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The hype surrounding this book is incredible, and by the sounds of it it’s all 100% justified. My mum bought me a copy of this book for my birthday in September and it’s definitely one I want to pick up soon.
7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Back in the day, my mum was in a book club. And in 2008 the clubs read was The Kite Runner. I got handed on mum’s copy of the book back in 2008 as well and have yet to pick it up. Oops?
8. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lani Taylor. I was supposed to buddy-read this with my cousin at some point during 2015 but that did not end up happening, so I’m taking it upon myself to read it during 2016.
9. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan. I tried to get into more literary fiction in 2014 and I picked up a copy of this one after it won the Manbooker. It’s one I’m still very interested in, I’ve just got to play it by ear and figure out a time I’m in the mood for it.
10. All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. So many people have raved about this book to me in real life and online that I couldn’t help but buy myself a copy, unfortunately I have yet to pick it up. However I’m going to change that soon.
13. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab. I don’t yet own this book, which is my main reason for not having read it yet. But I read Vicious by V. E. Schwab in December and it absolutely took my breath away it was so amazing. And I want to devour everything else Victoria has written immediately.
14. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton. So many people have said this is their favourite book of 2014/2015 that I bought myself a copy. I tried reading it on a plane home a couple of times but I couldn’t get into it, so I think I need to find time to curl up with a cup of tea and give it another go.
15. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Summers. I bought this book the day it was released with full-intentions of reading it immediately. However, much like always, my plans fell through and it’s been gathering dust on my shelf ever since. It’s going to be read soon – I promise.
16. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling. I think it’s about time I re-read this one. Don’t you?