Tackling the TBR [10]: April 2016

tackling the TBR

It’s once again time for my favorite feature: Tackling the TBR! There’s nothing I love more than picking out which books to read next, and this slightly organized method of reading has really amped my enjoyment to the next level. Bring on the mantras!

Read the best books first.
Life is too short to read books you’re not enjoying.

However you put together your TBR for the next month, the goal is to reduce the amount of obligation in reading and increase the fun.

Here’s a look at how the system works:

1. Identify the titles that take top priority in your TBR.
2. Combine them all in your own Tackling the TBR post.
3. Throughout the month pick from that pile as the mood strikes you.

Here’s what mine looks like:

April 2016 TBR Tackler Shelf:

I’m most excited about the Agent of Hel novels by Jacqueline Carey (which is why I included more than just the first book on my TBR). I loved her high fantasy series so, so much that I can’t wait to dive into her urban fantasy stuff. so excited! I am also stoked for the two new releases on the list – Glittering Court and The Fall of the Dagger, both of which have been on my highly anticipated list for months!

What I did last month:

Of the ten titles I had listed last month, I read 6 1/2 of them. :)

Now, I can tell you from experience that this Tackling the TBR experiment is so much more fun and rewarding when there’s more than one person (me) participating. Does anybody want to play along?

Even if you don’t specifically use my system, feel free to share your versions of how you manage your TBR pile (and the links to your posts if applicable) in the comments!

Maybe we can help make each other’s systems even better. :)

What books are you Tackling this month?

by Niki Hawkes

2 comments on “Tackling the TBR [10]: April 2016

  1. My Beautiful Friend, The Plantagenets, Oryx and Crake, and The Twelve (I was frustrated by the uneven quality of The Passage, but what the heck, it’s still vampires and the apocalypse).


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