Hello, fellow book junkies! I know it’s early to be saying this, but I am getting so excited for 2016. Not only will it be the year that I start querying my own YA novels, it will also be filled with reading many, many great new books. I’m stunned, amazed and grateful for all the talented new literary voices emerging in the world of young adult fiction (Becky Albertalli, I’m looking at you). I want to read every single one of those new books and also get to the older ones I’ve been thinking about for so long. (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, will I ever know you?) Speaking of which…my pile of TBR books is getting dangerously high.
That is why I’m especially grateful for Sarah K, The Book Traveler’s, fabulous new “Rock My TBR” challenge. (Also worth noting is that Sarah K creates the most beautiful book trailers you’ve ever seen.)
The Rock My TBR Challenge is to…
- Read a minimum of 1 book per month you already own (published book). This challenge is totally what YOU make of it! You can do 5 books a month, 10, WHATEVER! Anything you accomplish is fantastic.
- Buddy Reads: Make a list! If you can, create a list of books you own and want to read then post it, tweet it, video it and try to find others who want to read the same book. Buddy reading is so much fun! It’s great having other people to fangirl/fanboy with while you’re currently reading. This is optional but I think it’d be fun!
Here’s more info in case you’re interested.
This is a list of books I own that I’d like to read in 2016. I’m shooting for reading two a month (in addition to others I’ll surely buy or borrow along the way). If there are any books on this list that you would also like to read, please drop me a line so we can read them together, kind of like having a workout partner to stay motivated.
The Diviners by Libby Bray – read Jan. 2016
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan – read Dec. 2015
The Door That Led to Where by Sally Gardner – read Jan. 2016
The Future of Us by Jay Asher – read Jan. 2016
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith –buddy read with Jan and Beth @ betwixt-the-pages Feb. 2016
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab –read Feb. 2016
Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle – read Feb. 2016
Angelfall by Susan Ee – read Feb. 2016
Casquette Girls by Alys Arden – read March 2016
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld – read April 2016
White Cat (Curse Workers #1) by Holly Black – read May 2016
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North–read June 2016
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray-read June 2016
The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman-read July 2016
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia-read September 2016
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster by Scott Wilbanks
Mistborn by Brian Sanderson – planNED to buddy read with Sarah K @ The YA Book Traveler mid-Feb. 2016 but just not feeling it.
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Gambit by C.L. Denault
The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
How about you? What are some books you’d really like to get around to reading in 2016?