At the beginning of 2017 my Goodreads “To Read” list had over 600 books on it. That’s a lot of book! It was starting to get a little overwhelming. So much so that I had stopped reading reviews towards the end of 2016 because I didn’t want to feel compelled to add anything to my TBR list.
In late January, I went through my TBR list book by book and removed anything I didn’t recognize by title, cover image, or author. I ended up getting it down to only 116 books. I read 163 books in 2016, so that number seems completely doable. Ha! Not that I’ll actually read all 116 of those books in 2017, but I could. Ya know? The stress is gone.
Of the books I had added to my TBR list before 2016 (all in 2015 actually), only 10 made the cut. So here they are…
Oldest books on my TBR list
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (added on March 25, 2015)
Northanger Abbey (The Austen Project) by Val McDermid (added on April 14, 2015)
The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (added on May 19, 2015)
The Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly (added on June 15, 2015)
Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage by Molly Wizenberg (added on July 1, 2015)
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (added on July 24, 2015)
We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (added on August 5, 2015)
Alienated (Alienated #1) by Melissa Landers (added on August 17, 2015)
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf (added on December 2, 2015)
Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit (added on December 3, 2015)
Have you read any of these books? Which should I read first?
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