Sunday, July 26, 2015

TBR Takedown 2.0: TBR

For those of you who don't know, a TBR is a To Be Read list and it gets longer the longer you're around. For me, I have two TBRs. I have the TBR that I actually own and are sitting on my shelf and I have a goodreads TBR that exists in the vastness of the internet but that I cannot complete until I purchase the book or borrow it from my library (this TBR numbers somewhere in the 2000s while the former is only a handful).

Many people have come up with different ways to shrink their TBR including getting rid of books and (the subject of this post) readathons. I decided to take part in the TBR Takedown 2.0 readathon which was started by Shannon of leaninglights. The dates are July 24th to July 31st, so I am several days late, but I am excited to give it a try. One part of readathons is the challenge or theme. This readathon has 5 challenges to complete. So, here are my selections for the TBR Takedown 2.0.

1. First Book in a Series
      For this challenge I will be reading Callum & Harper by Fisher Amelie.

      I have been wanting to read this book for a long time and decided to just go ahead and read it for
      this (the second book, Thomas & January, is also out now). This is one of the books that has been
      on my goodreads TBR for some time (I added it in December of 2012) but I only acquired a copy
      last month.

2. Sequel Book in a Series
      I will be reading Dark of the Moon by Rachel Hawthorne.

      This is the third book in the Dark Guardian series. I absolutely loved the first two books
      [Moonlight (4.5 out of 5 stars) and Full Moon (3.5 out of 5 stars)] in the series and have been 
      wanting to read this one for a while, but I got sidetracked with other books.
3. Out of Your Comfort Zone
      The only book that I own that really fits this bill is An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.
      This book is out of my comfort zone because of all the hype it has gotten on booktube. For some
      reason, the books that get a lot of attention on booktube are the books that I end up really
      disliking. I only purchased this book while I was on a trip to visit my cousin about 2 months ago
      but it seems like a book that will sit on my shelf for a long time if I don't just go ahead and read it.
      I did read the synopsis on goodreads and the book jacket, and it sounds like something I might
      like, so I'm just going to bite the bullet on this one and hope for the best.
4. On Your Shelf Over a Year
      I'm usually pretty good about reading the books on my shelf before they sit for too long, so I only
      had two books to choose from for this challenge. However, one of the books is a textbook that I
      picked up for personal reading. So, I'll be reading the other book, which is The Triumphant Cat:
      Verse, Prose, & Pictures; Gathered from the Ancient & Modern Authors; Selected & Edited by
      Marmaduke Skidmore, Esquire.
      I bought this book at a Library used book sale 2 or 3 years ago because I thought it looked cute,
      but just never got around to reading it.
5. Most Recently Hauled Book
      The book I chose for this challenge is from a haul so recent it hasn't even arrived at my house yet,
      The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter.
      This is another book that I have been wanting to read (I added it to my goodreads TBR in January
      of 2013) but only recently purchased. I'm looking forward to diving right into it when it gets here!
So there you have it, my selections for the TBR Takedown 2.0. I'd love to know if you are going to participate and what you are planning on reading if you do! Leave a list of your TBR or a link if you do a blog or vlog post. I'll do another blog post with my reviews/completion rate at the end of the readathon too.
Shannon's TBR Takedown 2.0 vlog:

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