Hello and welcome to a post where I am simply going to share some of the books that I own and want to read. I have really tried to get my TBR down to 0, and I am still working towards that goal. The main reason I want my owned TBR so low is because I really want to hear about a book or have a friend mention one to me and I can just read it as soon as I am interested to avoid spending the money and then loosing interest and it sits on my shelf forever, then I end up donating it. I am really glad that I am able to donate books, but I am always so sad to do it with books that have not been read. I am going to break down my list by format of the books. I will also add an asterisk if I also have an audiobook copy of the book. Anyway, here are the books on my owned TBR.
Not to bad at all, I have a total of 12 unread books that are waiting for me to dive into. I am really happy that I was able to get this number so low and I am looking forward to continuing towards my goal of 0 books. I am also making a move towards ebooks slowly. The main reason being room, it is just not feasible for me in the space I am in to keep a lot of books or have books on hand. I also am able to access my library to save some money and still enjoy one of my passions.
Hello and welcome to a post where I show you some of the full year and seasonal spreads in my bujo to start off 2022! This year I am not planning on having to many monthly spreads, but I will have a few. Before I share those spreads I really wanted to share how I set up by bujo for the year. In the past I had a ton of year long spreads, which I loved how they came out, but I always ended up forgetting halfway through the year. I decided that a few yearly ones and seasonal spreads were probably the best way to remedy this!
Before I get into my spreads, this year I tried something different with my notebook. I ended up getting a B5 size instead of the “traditional” smaller notebooks. I always found myself wanting a little bit more room and thankfully the brand of notebooks I have been using for YEARS had this size. I ended up picking up this green notebook with a gold teapot on its cover. The pages of these notebooks holds up wonderfully to all of the materials I have used now and in the past and I love the fabric feel of the hardcover.
This year I decided to do something very similar to something I have done in the past inspired by @Silva.and.Bold, now @mystic.hand on Instagram. I loved the idea of breaking goals into four distinct areas of my life that way all my goals are not just focusing on a single area of my life. So I have goals in script across both pages in the middle to break the pages up horizontally and use the natural divide of the notebook for the vertical divide. I decided to break my goals into reading, life, maker, and finance. I did not write my goals down at the time of taking this picture because I was and still am at the time of writing this working them all out. If you want to see some of my goals for 2022 that I did settle on you can find them on my post; My 2022 Goals and Challenges.
The next spread I added to my Bujo was my top books to read in 2022 page. Each year I always write down the books I am looking forward to the most to read and add them to some type of spread. This year I was inspired by @littleolivebujo on instagram to doodle a pile of books for this spread. I added a circle frame on the top to add the label, I thought it would be fun to then add a hanging plant on the accompanying page. I have not drawn in a while so I am actually kind of stunned how it actually looks like a plant.
This next spread is one I started to do last year. Write down my owned tbr for the start of the year to help make sure I am not just reading the newer books on my shelf. It is a simple checklist that I can go back to and check them off or put a line through them if I end up DNFing or Unhauling. It is a nice easy way to keep track. I added a simple line boarder on this page, as well as with my top books to read spread, to dress it up a bit.
So, these last two pages are a bit different than the rest. I decided to have seasonal sections to my Bujo this year so I made a Winter dashboard that has the three months it will cover and a mini calendar for each one. I kept it simple because I will be adding events and birthdays in the future and when there is a lot of writing going into a spread I have found, for me personally, the simpler the better. Now, for other page it is a complete work in progress. I want a page dedicated to the crochet and knitting projects I want to complete that season, but I am debating if I want it to be a single page spread or a double page spread. Since I have not made up my mind yet I added some bright red post-it notes until I decide so I at least have the information handy. A win for indecisiveness!
As you can see, I am really trying to keep my Bujo simple and to the minimum I find for me, at least as of late, this really works for me. I am really looking forward to giving seasonal spreads and these time frames more focus than I have in the past. I feel like breaking the year up like this will ensure I don’t leave some spreads in the past and never use them past a few months.
Hello and welcome to another post here on my blog. I decided that I really wanted to take a look at the books that are sitting on my shelves waiting to be read in 2022. Then at the end of the year it might be fun to take a look back and see which books I read, unhauled, or are still sitting on my shelves. So, here are all the books that are currently sitting on my owned TBR shelves!
The Unwanted by Michael Dobbs
Sons of Cain by Peter Vronsky
The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec
The Vorrh by Brian Catling
The Erstwhile by Brian Catling
The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hestor Fox
Ms Ice Sandwich by Mieko Kawakami
Record of a Night Too Brief by Mieko Kawakami
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin
Dinner by César Aira
The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Field House by Robin Clifford Wood
The House of Lobster Cove by Jane Goodrich
Writing On Stone by Christina Marsden Gillis
A Haunting Fog by Heidi Martin Washburn
Fresh by Margot Wood
Inferno by Dante Alighieri
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Irish Folktales by Henry Glassie
Afterland by Lauren Beukes
Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
Dead Relatives by Lucie McKnight Hardy
How to Be a Stoic by Penguin
Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
The Stone Face by William Gardner Smith
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Slow Boat by Iain Maloney
At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop
Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones
Billy Summers by Stephen King
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
If you are curious what my current owned TBR is if you are reading this much later, you can always find that on my shelf labeled Owned TBR on my goodreads account. I usually update it about once a month, usually towards the end when I am organizing for my Monthly Digest posts.
Hello and welcome to a post where I share all of the books that are on my owned TBR. Now, in 2020 I actually hit 0 books on my TBR, then the holidays showed up and I have a larger than I would like TBR again, but not nearly as much as it was. I just wanted to take a moment and share those books that made their way onto my shelves. Note: This is accurate up through the month of January 2021.
Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
The Shadows by Alex North
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers by Sady Doyle
Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
Kill Creek by Scott Thomas
The Devil in the Dark Water by Stuart Turton
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
Written in my Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
The Beautiful Struggle by Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Cursed Objects by Ocker, J.W.
Tomie by Junji Ito
Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman
The Whisper Man by Alex North
Piranesi by Susanna Clake
Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger
Titian by Ron Chernow
Loretta Little Looks Back by Andrea Davis Pinkney
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
This is Close to Okay by Lessa Cross-Smith
The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans
Assassins Apprentice by Robin Hobb
The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
Hello and welcome to my little post about my owned TBR. Last June I shared a post called My Owned TBR | June 2019, I figured it would be fun to look back and see how my list has changed over the last year. I am also going to be doing something a little new, so please let me know if you like it!
2019 Owned TBR
Here is my Owned TBR from last year. At this point in time I only had 44 books on my my shelf that needed to be read. Looking back at this list I can see that I read or unhauled every single one of these books and that kind of blows my mind.
My Current Owned TBR
LGBTQ Stats by Bennett Singer and David Deschamps – non-fiction self educated
A Breath of Snow and AshesbyDiana Gabaldon – Wow, I have quite a few series I want to finish for someone who doesn’t favor series anymore
I hope you liked this type of writing and comment on my book stacks. I figured I have Procreate, I might as well use it now and again for my blog. Anyway, that is my owned TBR list. I have a total of 33 books, less than I had this time last year I feel like that is a win for two reasons. The first being my TBR is going down and second I want to get my TBR to around 5 by the end of the year. I decided to give To Be Read Time by Read it Forward to see how long it would actually take me to get my TBR to 0. According to this and if I keep up my reading pace of finishing a book every 3-4 days I will finish my TBR by October of this year. I am tempted to give this a shot so I might be posting more about owned TBR list.
So, how fast will I be able to prove this wrong? 😂 To do this I will need to finish a book every 3-4 days and not read any library books or buy any new ones. pic.twitter.com/abP3HH1stm
Hello and welcome to this little post talking about my owned TBR. So, I wanted to take this time to look at my TBR before moving into the new year. I am big on cleaning out all the clutter and extra unessential stuff into the new year and setting a bit of an intention for myself. I recently did an unhaul, and I wanted to share the books that remain on my pile. You can find that post here: Book Unhaul | November 2019.
You might be able to tell from my list below, that I make note of when I buy a book, this is because if I don’t read a book within a year of buying it, I know I am not going to read it. I know my personality and this is the system that works for me. The good news is that this works for me and I have not had to get rid of a book due to this in over a year and a half. Anyway, on to the TBR!
The Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
The Wicked King by Holly Black
Skin Deep by Liz Nugent
Blaze by Stephen King/Richard Bachman
Middlemarch George Eliot
The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien (reread)
The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (reread)
The Window of Pale Harbor Hester Fox
Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
Thee Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
Outside the Gates by Molly Gloss
Cujo by Stephen King
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore
Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
Winter at Death’s Hotel by Kenneth Cameron
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee
Angel Mage by garth Nix
Full Throttle by Joe Hill
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
Tales of Belkin by Alexander Pushkin
The Duel by Giacomo Casanova
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Queens Gambit by Bradley Harper
Firestarter by Stephen King
Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
The Great Pretender by Susannah Cahalan
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
My Best Friends Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
The Lesson of the Master by Henry James
Carmen by Prosper Merimee
A Constellation of Roses
Gwendy’s Magic Feather by Richard Chizmar
Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas
Bury What You Cannot Take by Kirstin Chen
Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
So there is my entire TBR up until this point. I mainly wanted to post it so I can look back at this post in the future and reflect upon it in 2020. I still cannot believe that 2020 is right around the corner. Anyway, thanks for reading or skimming this list. 😂
Have you read any of these? Should I cast any aside?
While I am putting the header of Annotating my Bookshelf, I am going to be talking the books I own and have not read as of right writing this. Earlier this month I shared my new bullet journal with you, Bullet Journal | June 2019, but I did not share a particular page. I decided to put my entire owned TBR into my bullet journal and I wanted to share that with you separately.
Above you will see my new Owned TBR layout. I am really happy with how it came out. As you can see I have a little key on the top for started, DNFed/unhauled, and read. You can see that applied to the square to the left of the title. On the right of the title you will see a larger rectangle. I am putting 3 possible symbols there, an A and audiobook available on audible, L for an audiobook available from my library, and an * for if I own the audiobook already. This way I can keep track of books that have audiobooks and such so I can sprinkle them into my reading. I always have an audiobook going since I listen to them in the car and while I am cleaning or doing chores.
One thing I am proud of is that my TBR fits on two pages with a bit of wiggle room. A few years ago my TBR was over 100 easily and I managed to get it down to about 40. My happy place with my TBR is 40 books or less so I am excited. Another plus is that there are no unread books that I have owned for more than a year. Everyone of these books U have owned for 11 months or less in most cases. Not something I was able to say in the past as well.
I am really happy with this spread, but also the books on my Owned TBR. Over the years I have really been able to pinpoint the types of books I really enjoy. A few years ago I was still all over the place and just picking up books that were familiar to me without really reading the descriptions. At this point I can happily and honestly say I want to read all of these books.