I originally posted this tag 3 years ago right here on this blog. Let’s see how I’ve done on this TBR and see if I still have as many sitting there waiting for me. Play along if you’d like!
- Name a book title from your TBR for every letter of the alphabet (can exclude words like ‘the’ if need be). These must be books you have physical/ebook copies of and not ones you intend on getting but haven’t yet.
- Try to include different authors for every single one.
- At the bottom of your list, put how many you could fill in (out of 26)
A is for An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
I actually read that one!
A is for All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
This one has been on my TBR since November of 2019. We own a copy of this one but, honestly, I can’t remember where or when we bought it.
B is for Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Whoops, still on the TBR. I really should get to this one.
C is for Child of the Mist by Kathleen Morgan
What? I literally don’t remember this book. Wasn’t this supposed to be books I owned? Maybe I owned it on Kindle or something. I do not remember and I haven’t read it.
C is for A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Not only do I now own a paperback copy of this one which I snagged at a used bookstore because I cannot believe I haven’t read this one … I also just had the audiobook hold become available from my library. So I really will get to this one soon, one way or the other!
D is for the Dead Zone by Stephen King
Read that one! 2 down so far.
D is for Deposing Nathan by Zach Smedley
I won this one in a giveaway, I think. I entered the giveaway because someone said this book “destroyed them” and you just need that sometimes. I haven’t been emotionally ready for that in awhile but soon … soon.
E is for Essence by Mandi Lynn
Read it. Loved it.
E is for Eyes on the Road by Kerri Davidson and Mark Gelinas
Kerri and Mark are Twitter friends of mine and this book has been on my shelf for some time now. I really want to get to it!
F is for Fan Mail by Ronald Munson
Read it, enjoyed it.
F is for The Fate of Crowns by Rebecca L Garcia
This one came in the Nerdy Book Box I got for Christmas. I read the prequel and loved it so I’m excited to get to this one.
G is for Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs
Oh good lord, this one has to stay. I haven’t read it yet.
H is for Heart of Evil by Heather Graham
Again with the ones I do not remember ever owning. I just checked my Kindle and I can’t find this one either. I had this weird issue where my Nook decided to delete my ENTIRE library about a year or 18 months ago. They weren’t able to save everything. I bet this was one that disappeared. Better choose a new one.
H is for Hindsight by Mindy Tarquini
My daughter actually bought me this one. She came along with me to an author event, met a few people, and liked the sound of this author’s books.
I is for I Hope You Find Me by Trish Marie Dawson
Read it, enjoyed it.
I is for The Inevitable Fall of Tommy Mueller by R Tim Morris
I read something else by this author and enjoyed it. Now I have a few of his kicking around on my Kindle waiting to be read. This is one of them.
J is for Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
While I still haven’t actually read Jane Eyre, I also do not own it. Let’s blame the Nook incident for this one and choose something else.
J is for The Jedi Path by Daniel Wallace
This was an indie bookstore find that I’m super excited for. It’s a manual for students studying the jedi ways and it’s filled with fonts that look like handwriting in the margins!
K is for King of Fools by Amanda Foody
I haven’t read it but I also don’t own it. Let’s see if we can fill this one by following the rules.
K is for Kill Someone by Luke Smitherd
This one is one my husband has recommended. The premise sounds incredibly interesting, I just haven’t gotten to it yet!
L is for the Lost Code by Kevin Emerson
Ok I know this one is one that was lost in the Nook incident. Seriously, this is bringing up some old wounds. I’m so mad about the loss of the titles I’d paid for! Anyway, new choice.
L is for Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
I’ve read the rest of the series but this one has just been chilling on the shelf for a long time.
M is for Maximum Ride Forever by James Patterson
Read it. It was ok. I wanted it to be better.
M is for Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
This was a gift exchange from a friend at Christmas time. It looks amazing!
N is for the Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Read this one.
N is for No Pain, No Gaines by Chip Gaines
I thoroughly enjoyed Chip’s other book so I had to buy this one when I saw it.
O is for Open Ice by Pat Hughes
Oops still haven’t read this one.
P is for the Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
OMG seriously. This Nook thing was such a big problem.
P is for Please Don’t Tell by Laura Tims
This is a book I own that I don’t remember buying. It looks fascinating but where did it come from?
Q is for don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Another one that I no longer own.
Q is for Revenge of Queen Rose by Valinora Troy
Is it cheating because it starts with R? Probably. Is it also cheating because I’m currently reading it? Assuredly. Am I using it anyway? You bet your ass I am.
R is for the Ravenwalker by W.S. Ryan
R is for The Roots that Clutch by AE Bross
I’m SO EXCITED that I own this one. I need to get to it. God-Kings? Tyrants? Fantasy series? Yes, please!
S is for a Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
Read it. Loved it.
S is for Stonebearer’s Apprentice by Jodi Milner
This is the sequel to one I read and loved previously. Ecstatic to find out what happens next.
T is for Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis
Read it. Can’t remember if I loved it haha.
T is for The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
I borrowed this one from someone and I should really give it back.
U is for Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Read it and, honestly, wasn’t impressed.
U is for Unforgivable, Part One by James Fuller
I actually own the full set of three books in this series. I really want to get to them.
V is for Vicious by V.E. Schwab
I know for a fact I never owned this one. Still don’t so I can’t add it.
V is for Verity by Colleen Hoover
I don’t own this one either but it’s on hold for me at the library so we’re counting it.
W is for Whirlwind by Elizabeth Holland
Read it. Loved it. Should really get to the sequel.
W is for Wildfire by Elizabeth Holland
The aforementioned sequel.
X is for Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
Oops, still haven’t read this one. But I do own it now so it’s not cheating.
Y is for You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston
Nope. Must be another Nook incident issue.
Y is for I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
I know this is cheating but it’s actually the only book on my TBR that I already own that even has a word starting with Y. Isn’t that weird?
Z is for Zero by Tom Leveen
Read it. Loved it. Backed the hardcover special edition when it dropped on Kickstarter and now I own that version.
Z is for Zin Mignon and the Secret of the Pickled Pig’s Feet by Michael Daswick
Won this one in a giveaway I actually entered for my son because it’s about a young chef. But now I want to read it.
Here’s the breakdown:
- 4 of the original 26 are still on the list because I haven’t read them in the 3 years since I originally did the challenge
- 3 of the titles are filled in by cheating, so they don’t count (I either don’t own them or they don’t actually start with the right letter)
- So my real score is 23
- 8 of the books originally on my challenge I no longer own thanks to the frustrating issue with the Nook
- I did manage to read 13 of the ones on the original challenge list (that’s pretty good)
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