Top 5 Classics On My TBR | Because actually, I’m not as brain-dead when it comes to classics as I always think

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Not going to lie, I totally stole this idea off Aimee @ The Literary Wanderlust. Though I guess it doesn’t count as stealing, considering I asked her if I could do my own…

Anyway. Definitions of words aside.

Fun Fact: I’ve been getting into classics ever so gradually. “Ever so gradually” because quite frankly, I have this bizarre notion that I’ll never understand what the hell is going on. Which…probably stemmed from the fact that classics are, indeed, a hit or miss with me when it comes to understanding and enjoy…abilty? enjoyableness?

But like with 90% of the books on my bookshelves, I’ve heard so much about these books that I just HAVE to read them. One day. Eventually.

Here are the top 5 classics on my TBR!

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Top 10 books I need to read in 2017 – both anticipated releases & books I already own

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First of all, I’m sorry for the amount of reviews this blog has become laden in. Over November and December, I read so many more books than I usually do, and I’ve fallen behind. In trying to schedule one review per week, I had reviews for books I read early November not going up until late December, which really bothered me. So at the moment, I’ve set a few reviews to go up each week, just to try and get them all caught up again. I’m gradually catching up, so hopefully this won’t be for much longer!

But for today, I have something different to break up all the mundane reviews.

Today, I’m going to talk about the top 10 books I want to read in 2017! Now, this isn’t necessarily books that are released in 2017. I’ve done such a bad job at keeping up with anticipated releases, that really I’ve just given up and have resolved to just grab the books as I see them. Great plan. But I also have a whole load of books on my shelves at the moment, practically leaping at me and burying me under commands of “READ ME!”

And so they must be listened to.

Here are the top 10 books I want to read this year!

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The Top 10 books I absolutely NEED to read before the end of 2016 comes around

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All year, I’ve had a list of books that I ABSOLUTELY NEED TO GET TO. You know the sorts. The ones with loads of hype AND actually sound amazing. The ones that have been sat on your shelves waiting for months. The ones that have been on every TBR possible and yet still haven’t been read.

WELL HERE’S ANOTHER TBR FOR THEM.

Because surely my knack for failing TBRs will leave me this time and actually let me read all the books listed…right?Β 

Now, this list is just from the books I own. Not the books I intend to buy. If they were on the list too, you’d be reading this list until George RR Martin decides to publish his next book (come on MR Martin – we’re waiting!!).

So here are the top 10 books I absolutely need to read before the end of 2016!

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The Mini-Missions That Have Suddenly Taken Over My Summer TBR

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So about a month ago, I wrote a blog post about my summer TBR.

I don’t usually make TBR’s because I don’t stick to them. Well surprise surprise, there’s some changes to be made to mine already.

Typical.

The other post still stands though. I’m still trying to follow the original TBR. But I’ve come up with some small “goals” to achieve, which I’m calling mini-missions, because that somehow sounds more motivating.

Probably because I want to live in a fantasy story and giving myself missions makes it sounds that little bit more epic.

So here are the mini-missions that have changed my TBR already!

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Can’t Decide What To Read Next? Don’t Worry, I’ve Got You Covered

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I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a very indecisive person when it comes to choosing what book to read next.

I finish one book, and get that wonderful feeling of being able to choose my next book.

And then I look at my shelves and get a bit overwhelmed by just how many books I have to choose from – purely because I feel like reading them ALL right this very second.

So how do you choose which book to read next?

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Doodling All The Book Series I Need To Continue/Finish

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As I’ve said countless times, I have this really bad habit of starting book series and then taking years to finish them.

So much so, that now I have over 20 book series on the go.

Wow.

I made a list of all the series I’ve started so that I can keep track of every single one, and when it comes to buying more books, I’ll be more likely to look at the list and choose a series to continue.

But why just make it a list?Β 

This “list” of mine turned into a doodle session. I love making my notebook look more interesting – I showed you guys in my review process how I like to draw the book titles for my review notes. So this time, instead of this being a mere list that I wouldn’t look at again, I decided to draw the titles as book spines, and every time I finish a series, the spine will be coloured in.

In the second half of the post I’ll list all the book series I need to finish – split into three sections. Just so that you guys can see more clearly πŸ™‚

So let me show you the book series I need to finish…and how I doodled!

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That Huge Build Up Of Books That I Hope To Read This Summer

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You know when you sort of keep buying books and you really want to read them all but you don’t know when that’ll happen so you keep planning to read them soon and then you end up in a huge tangle of “oh my goodness what do I read now?!?”

Well, that’s basically what this post is.

I suppose this is a TBR, since I’m actually planning on reading these.

But these books are the books I hope to read this summer – well, all the books that I OWN that I plan to read. No doubt I’ll end up buying more. And obviously I’ll be reading more than just these books.

This was originally going to be a Top 10 post, but …well…there’s more than ten πŸ˜€

But anyway, I’m rambling.

Here are the books I own that I hope to read this Summer!

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TBR Unhaul -Brutally Kicking Books Off My Goodreads To Read List

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If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I’m a person that loves organizing my things.

Well, that’s probably not the one thing you should know, but it’s a thing.

Anyway, because of this, every so often I feel the need to go through my Goodreads account and sort everything out – make sure all my books have ratings (because sometimes I forget to do the starts when I add my review), adjust my favourite shelf, all that kind of stuff.

And one of the things I like to do is go through my “to-read” list and delete any that…well…that don’t belong there any more.

So here are the books that I deleted from my Goodreads TBR!

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Books I want to REread this year

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This post might seem like something I should have written at the beginning of January rather than the end, but it’s only recently that I’ve started really wanting to reread some of the books I own.

This is going to be split into two sections: The first being books I’ll definitely reread this year, the second being books that I might reread.

So let’s get to it!

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My Halloween TBR

Since Halloween is around the corner, I’ve planned out my TBR (To be read) list for this month!

I chose these books on the basis of their genres and other people’s reviews, so I’m hoping each of them give this October a suitably creepy atmosphere.

Sea of Shadows

This book is said to be based around dark fantasy, so I chose this as a transitioning book between my usual choices and my official Halloween books. A story about spirits and monsters, and the creepily named “Forest of the Dead”, this seemed like a good choice for a book that would create a darker atmosphere. I have already read this, and a review will be uploaded soon after this post.

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