TBR Take Down

Let us all be honest with each other right now, all of our TBRs are completely out of control. There are books on books on books. You are drowning in books. You finish one and three more seem to pop up as if from nowhere. They multiply. It is like if you feed a stray cat then the next morning your entire yard is filled with hungry feline faces looking at you with disdain and expectation.

So, I decided to issue myself a challenge. I took stock of all the books I personally possess which includes physical copies, ebooks, and ARCs. Each month I am going to pick a book off of this list to read. If the mood strikes me, I’ll pick a second book, but at least one book a month will be struck from this TBR.

I’m sure throughout the year I’ll purchase more books and will add them to this list as they come. Before I started blogging I would have maybe one or two books owned that I hadn’t read yet. Since starting Literary Weaponry things have become a little out of control and it is time to get it under control before my TBR breaks me. Or falls over onto my foot and breaks a toe.

Without further ado, here is The List in no particular order.

Physical Copies

eBooks (including audiobooks)

  • The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox
  • Air Awakens (Air Awakens #1) by Elise Kova
  • Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) by Jay Kristoff (audio)
  • Timekeeper (Timekeeper #1) by Tara Sim
  • Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen #1) by John Gwynne
  • Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
  • The Queens Rising (The Queen’s Rising #1) by Rebecca Ross
  • The Fever King (Feverwake #1) by Victoria Lee
  • The Falconer (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May
  • The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (audio)
  • Empire of Sand (The Books of Ambha #1) by Tasha Suri
  • Kingdom Cold (Kingdom Cold #1) by Brittni Chenelle
  • The Pale Dreamer (The Bone Season #0.5) by Samantha Shannon
  • Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon
  • Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa
  • Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
  • Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle #2) by Jay Kristoff (audio)
  • Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad #1) by Scott Reintgen (currently DNF @ 50%)
  • Mayan Mendacity (Dr. Pimms, Intermillenial Slueth #2) by L.J.M. Own
  • The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare #1) by Lauren DeStefano
  • Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy #1) by Kiersten White
  • Cold Hearted Rake (The Ravenels #1) by Lisa Kleypas


  • House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin. A Craig DNF @ 33%
  • Blood Heir (Blood Heir #1) by Amelie Wen Zhao (pulled from publication)
  • A Dangerous Collaboration (Veronica Speedwell #4) by Deanna Raybourn
  • The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon Wallwork DNF @ 40%
  • The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library #5) by Genevieve Cogman
  • King of Fools (The Shadow Game #2) by Amanda Foody
  • Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford
  • Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

This list was originally compiled on February 2, 2019. I know this list and post will grow and change with time but I wanted somewhere to keep track of my unread books and hopefully inspire me to read more of them.

Anyone else feel overwhelmed by the unread books that are slowly overtaking all reasonable living space in your home? Send help. I may need a shovel soon.

4 thoughts on “TBR Take Down

  1. I’m planning on using this month to at least make a dent in my TBR since I have vacation. I find for me it’s best to binge through my TBR for a bit before buying or requesting new books and so that’s what I have planned for next week!


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