Thursday, 13 March 2014

2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

I am bad at planning my reading and I have some books on my kindle gathering virtual dust.  Some of them were competition wins, and some cost me actual money so they give me a smidge of guilt to have them there wasting away.  This year I am hoping to read 100 books, and I made myself a list of around 50 that I planned to read, thinking that I'd choose the other 50 as the mood takes me.  So far this year I've done pretty well on my list, reading more than 15 of the books I'd planned for this year already, plus some unplanned ones.

I noticed that Candy over at So little time... had joined a TBR Pile Reading Challenge so I thought I'd join in! I'm going to aim low to begin with, going for 11-20 Books (A Friendly Hug) and these are the books I'll have in my list to start off:

  1. Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
  2. Sanditon by Jane Austen, finished by A Lady
  3. A Fair Prospect - Disappointed Hopes by Cassandra Grafton - this is part 1 of a trilogy
  4. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Such I Was by Carol Cromlin
  5. The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen
  6. Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
  7. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry - this one has follow ups too
  8. Attempting Elizabeth by Jessica Grey
  9. Magic for Marigold by L M Montgomery
  10. Frigid by J Lynn
  11. Echoes of Pemberley by Cynthia Ingram Hensley - has a sequel
  12. Perfect Bride for Mr Darcy by Mary Lydon Simonsen
  13. Morning Light by Abigail Reynolds
  14. The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers
  15. Mr Darcy's Promise by Jeanna Ellsworth
I have more on my TBR, don't we all, but this is what I'll try and do for the challenge! If I enjoy the ones with follow ups I'll add the follow ups to the list too.  You can sign up to join the challenge here.


  1. I saw this challenge on so little time, I think I will join up might help me to read some of the books people have bought for me that I wouldn't usually get for myself!! You crack me up I see how often you add to your TBR list on goodreads lol

    1. I know, my list is crazy, and I'm adding to it all the time. I have the Goodreads list, 4 amazon wishlists and 3 lists on my PC. I enjoy planning my reading almost as much as I enjoy reading itself!

  2. I may need to do this... :) I've been trying to shrink my tbr pile for years. Absolutely love your list, Ceri! I think you will greatly enjoy a lot of them! I want to try one of Julianne Donaldson's novels too.

    I'm the same way! I love making my lists and planning my monthly reads!! I love feeling accomplished when I can check something off my list! :)

    1. My TBR gets no smaller ever, always getting new books added onto it!

      We definitely share a love of lists Meredith and in fact you were the one who inspired me to plan my reading. I am confident I'll finally get to read books I've been meaning to read for years!