Wednesday, March 1, 2017

My 'Take Control of Your TBR!' List

Take Control is an annual event hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer focused on clearing out out insane TBR piles. This is my first time participating and I'm excited!

Throughout March I'm going to dig into my out-of-control TBR shelves. (Literally shelves, guys; three of them.) You wouldn't believe how long some of these books have been sitting there. >_<
I swear, guys, I've been changing this list every HOUR waiting to post it!

From my bookshelves:

The Finnegan Zwake series by Michael Dahl
I am ashamed I haven't read these yet. Ashamed. I wasn't able to finish the series for years because they were out of print, but my dad discovered they were back in print, and completed my set two Hanukkahs ago. There are five books in total, about 150 pages a piece, and I've only read the first three. Plus, they're MIDDLE GRADE MURDER MYSTERIES! Do you have any idea how rare those are?
I told you. Ashamed.

The Undead Road: My Zombie Summer Part One by David Powers King
This is a book I bought last year. I was really excited about it, yet somehow haven't gotten to it yet. :P

(if I have time)
Star Wars: Rise of the Empire by James Luceno and John Jackson Miller


Heartless by Marissa Meyer (currently reading)

Sands by Kevin L. Nielsen

(if I have time)
Etherwalker by Cameron Dayton

From my Kindle library:

PWNED by Shannen Crane Camp
Popular cheerleader who 'helps' the captain of the squad pick on geeks, but she's actually a closet gamer herself. I've wanted to read this for ages!

That Girl, Darcy: A Pride & Prejudice Story by James Ramos
This is a gender-swapped Pride and Prejudice retelling. This is either going to be really good or terrible and I can't wait to see which it is.

Avis Blackthorn: Is Not An Evil Wizard! by Jack Simmonds
A kids book in the vein of Harry Potter; the only good wizard from an evil wizarding family is off to wizarding school to escape his miserable home life.

Book Club Read:

Airman by Eoin Colfer ^_^

In addition to my library hoard...

Beauty by Robin McKinely (currently reading)

(if I have time)
Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier

Plus, you know, the entire Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull, because I haven't re-read them yet and I must be ready for Dragonwatch come March 14. But obviously that doesn't count for Take Control.

I'm going to be honest, I'll be hard pressed to finish these all. But I'm really going to try, because most of these books have been sitting around for years waiting to be read and I'm tired of seeing their sad little spines watching me as I read other books and bring new books home from the library. :(

Let's get reading and Take Control!


  1. I'm curious what you think of Heartless since you are listening to it now. I've read very controversial reviews. Looking forward to your review :)

    1. I'm really mixed on it right now. Initially I liked Katherine (the future Queen of Hearts), but her flaws are really starting to irritate me. I think I see where Meyer is going with it, so I can see how it will work really well, but I can't sympathize with Katherine at all right now. I kind of want to strangle her.

  2. Good luck with your challenge! I'm thinking I need to sign up for challenge to get me a bit more motivated haha

    1. It's terrible, isn't it? We're readers, after all; we shouldn't need motivation! XD