Tuesday, 4 April 2017

2017 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

I have joined quite a few reading challenges since I started my blog but this one sounded the most interesting of them all.

As Evie from the Bookish Blog says: "We all have those books. We buy them, win them, they're gifted to us. Then we put them up on a bookshelf and there they stay, collecting dust, waiting for the time when we'll finally decide to pick them up."

Okay, I admit, my TBR (To Be Read) pile is a lot longer than it should be and I can't resist buying any new books but I will attempt to read more old books than buying new ones this year.

I could, of course, try to tackle the 50+ challenge but we all know that is not going to happen, instead, I will try to do at least 11-20 old books in addition to the new ones I'm buying and those I get from the library and hopefully be pleasantly surprised at the end of the year. In 2016, I managed to read 37 of the books that had been waiting to be read for more than a year. Let's see how many there are going to be next year.

So far, I have already read these of my "old books" in 2017:
Fredriksson, Marianne "Simon and The Oaks" (aka Simon's Family/Simon och ekarna/Simon) - 1985
Bohjalian, Chris "Midwives" - 1997
Laker, Rosalind "The Golden Tulip" - 1989
Zweig, Stefanie "Heimkehr in die Rothschildallee" (Familie Sternberg #3) [Homecoming to Rothschild Avenue] -2010
Grass, Günter "Die Box. Dunkelkammergeschichten" (The Box: Tales from the Darkroom) (Autobiographical Trilogy #2) - 2008  


  1. I keep promising that I'll read the books I have and not buy any more, but then someone recommends a book or writes a review and I know I have to have the book, so more get added to my TBR stack.
    I just finished reading The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch and gave it 5 stars, something I almost never do. have you ever read her?

    1. I know exactly what you mean, my "pile" grows all the time despite good intentions and much reading.

      I have not read "The Sea, The Sea" but it is also on my wishlist. Thanks.

      Happy Reading,

  2. Good luck! I tell you, those TBR piles or shelves or lists are like a sorcerer's apprentice incident. They just grow and grow.

    1. Hahahaha, that is the best comparison I ever heard. Thanks for making my day.

      Have a good weekend,