Monthly Motif: February update

Monthly Motif: February update

If I would’ve been thinking clearly, I would have picked three one-word titles for this month’s Killing the TBR. Obviously, I was not thinking clearly, because the three books that I chose were all multi-word titles, which meant no consolidation here! Just a lot of stress.

I read twenty books in January and almost a third of them counted toward January’s prompt. But February? This month kicked my butt and I struggled just to stay on top of my TBR pile. I’m not sure if I would have finished even one book toward this prompt if my hold on Tina Fey’s Bossypants hadn’t come in.

Now, to be fair, there are a couple days left in the month. If I’m being totally honest, though, no more one-word titles are coming.

Books read:

  • Bossypants by Tina Fey (review coming February 28)

Books not read:

  • Any of the approximately 800 one-word titles that have been hanging out on my TBR forever

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that have been on my TBR forever!

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today is all about the books that have been on my TBR forever. I think I must have either joined Goodreads (or first started actively using it) on June 11, 2012, because that’s the day that I shelved all of these books as to-read. That means, embarrassingly, that these ten books have been on my to-read shelf for more than five and a half years.

The Top Ten Tuesday topic for February 20 is books I no longer want to read, and I think it will be interesting to compare the two lists and see if there’s any overlap. Hopefully not.  I hope that I’ll be able to cross some of these books off my list this year.


➡ Bossypants by Tina Fey
➡ One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
➡ The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


➡ The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
➡ Delirium by Lauren Oliver


Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides


➡ Sorrow Floats by Tim Sandlin
➡ Emma by Jane Austen

What books have been hanging out on your TBR forever?