In the course of January spring cleaning I decided to clean my books and…well…turns out my TBR (to be read) pile is waaaaaaaaaaay bigger than I thought it was. Mostly because it was contained in several small TBR piles around the room.

I’m really bad for seeing pretty books in store, getting all excited, buying them with the intention of reading them IMMEDIATELY…and then getting sidetracked by something else. I can’t be the only one that does this right? Right?

I’m ashamed to say I’ve had some of these books for, uh, a couple of years. Whoops! So there’s a definite mix of old and new in the pile (some of them you might recognise from my new year post).

My plan for 2016 is to get through all these books – I’ll undoubtedly add books to the pile as the year goes on, but the books I’ll list below will be the books I aim to read. We’ll see how far I get! At the end of the year I’ll do an update post to see how I did and each one I read and review will be tagged with #TBR2016.

On to the list!

My 2016 TBR pile

(In no particular order)

  1. Oversight by Charlie Fletcher
  2. Atlantia by Ally Condie
  3. The Night Itself by Zoe Marriott
  4. Darkness Hidden by Zoe Marriott
  5. Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston
  6. Cooking with Bones by Jess Richards
  7. Angelfall by Susan Ee
  8. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  9. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  10. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
  11. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
  12. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  13. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  14. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
  15. Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano
  16. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
  17. Mind Games by Teri Terry
  18. The Orphan by Christopher Ransom
  19. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  20. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  21. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
  22. Dodger by Terry Pratchett
  23. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
  24. Among Others by Jo Walton
  25. Katya’s War by Jonathan L. Howard
  26. Tall Tales From Pitch End by Nigel McDowell
  27. Clockwise to Titan by Elon Dann
  28. Hunger by Michael Grant
  29. Lies by Michael Grant
  30. Plague by Michael Grant
  31. Fear by Michael Grant
  32. Light by Michael Grant
  33. Gumption by Nick Offerman
  34. Blood Red Road by Moira Young
  35. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The last two weren’t pictured, one because it’s on my kindle, and one because…I forgot to add it to the pile. Whoops!

How about you? Do you also have a large TBR pile or are you super good at reading books as soon as you get them? Any thoughts on which one I should start with?

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Zoe @ Stories on Stage · 22 January, 2016 at 12:05 am

YES TO ALL OF THESE. Illuminae was one of my favorite books of 2015, so I hope you end up enjoying it as much as I did. And the Lunar Chronicles series is absolutely incredible – so creative and well-written. Angelfall and Throne of Glass are great too. Thanks for sharing this! ♥

    InkyBumblebee · 22 January, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Omg I’ve just finished Illuminae and I have ALL THE FEELINGS!!! It was so good!!! There are not enough exclamation marks in the world to express how much I loved it!

    Thanks for the comment 😀

Cait @ Paper Fury · 22 January, 2016 at 5:02 am

DID I JUST HEAR MENTION OF BLOOD RED ROAD?!?! *hyperventilates quietly* Okay that book is AMAZING and one of my favourite reads of ever last year. :’) And I love the Michael Grant series too!! The middle books are a bit slow. But ultimately they’re awesome (and creepy). Omg, just so many gorgeous books on that stack. I hope you have fun with these! (Btw, I’m totally guilty of collecting books and then forgetting to read them. But better too many books than not enough, right?!?)
Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    InkyBumblebee · 22 January, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I’m really looking forward to reading all of them – I just can’t believe I left it so long (especially with the Michael Grant series…I’ve had those since 2014…whoops!) I think you’re right now, definitely better to have too many! Thanks for the comment, Cait!

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