Tackling the TBR [17]: November 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:

November 2016 TBR Tackler Shelf:

This month TBR looks a little different than normal because I decided to tackle a single series – Kate Daniels. The 9th book in that series just came out and people are going NUTS over it. I’ve only read the first book and didn’t think it was anything spectacular, but I’ve been assured left and right that I just have to keep going and it gets amazeballs. I’m also totally excited for the final book in The Naturals series, Bad Blood, but am completely, overwhelmingly excited for Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull. I think November is going to be a fun month of reading.

Last month I only finished half of the titles on my TBR Tackler Shelf, but at least started the remainders which is why there is carryover this month (as usual).

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

3 comments on “Tackling the TBR [17]: November 2016

  1. Sounds like a great plan! I have a couple series that could use a month of focused attention, like Anne Bishop’s Others series. I really enjoyed book 1 and now book 5 is coming out!? How did this happen?! Haha. Anyway, I like your tbr tackler plan and I’m looking forward to your reviews on the Ilona Andrews books! :)

    I’m excited about all for books on my tbr this month! Especially Kenneth Oppel’s Every Hidden Thing :D Here’s a link to my WWW post, if you’re interested (the tbr portion is at the end of the post):

    Good luck with your tbr goals!


    • I hope it will work out for me – so far so good haha. I like the first others book, but I didn’t love it. But now that the new cover is up it makes me want to get back into it. Isn’t it weird how fast some series seem to come out while others take FOREVER? Lol

      And thanks for sharing your TBR!! I’m totally interested to see what you’re tackling this month. :)


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