The #TBR List — every reader has one. It may be a stack of print novels a combination of garage sales finds, library borrows, and new release splurges. Your TBR (to-be-read) list of books may be list on your Good Reads account or a digital pile waiting on your e-reader. Whatever form the TBR list takes, I personally like to take stock of mine a couple of times a year.
My personal TBR List is a combo of digital reads and print books I’ve bought over the last several months, both new releases and used-book store treasures (that’s how I found my hardback copy of Imzadi).
In no particular order, my current 2018 TBR List is:
The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
Hidden Figures by Margo Lee Shetterly
Zoo by James Patterson
Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig
House of Furies by Madeleine Roux
Safe by Dawn Husted
The Woodcutter by Kate Danley
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Imzadi (a Star Trek novel) by Peter David
Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray (book 3 of The Diviners)
The Library Jumpers series by Brenda Drake
Purple Hearts by Michael Grant (book 3 in the Front Lines series)
This is not an exhaustive list, but these are the books that I plan on reading (hopefully) in the next six months. I find that I’m happiest when I’m actively reading. It makes me a better writer and I actually take more joy in writing when I’m reading. Besides I love stories.
I’d also like to read more mythology this year. I love Greek mythology (Josephine Angelini’s Starcrossed series is one of my favorite) but after recently reading Brenda Drake’s Thunderstruck with its Norse mythology, I’d like to learn a bit more about that. I’m going to add Norse Gods by Johan Egerkrans to my list as well.
Currently I’m reading Beyond the Edge of the Map (The Mapmaker Chronicles) by A.L. Tait. It’s the fourth book in this series, a series I highly recommend for mid-grade and YA readers. You can check out my thoughts on books 1, 2, and 3. — spoiler: I loved them all!
What are you reading? What’s your 2018 TBR List looking like so far?