Taking Down the TBR!

Bye Bye 2019, Hello 2020 Book Challenges!

27th December 2019

I think I have a serious addiction to buying books. I have about 190 physical books on my shelves that I have not read and yet whenever I am out or a deal comes up on my phone I want to buy more!⁣⁣
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To help try and reduce this giant back log of books I am going to take part in a couple of challenges in 2020 that some amazing bookstagrammers have come up with!

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The first is @rosie_tinted_books 12 book challenge #jesandrosiesbooketlist I am super excited for this one as there are some great prompts and they are also doing a read along with the book they are reading each month.

The prompts are:

1. A book that has been on your shelf a year or longer – The Nightingale

2. A book from the year you were born (1989 for me) – Like Water for Chocolate

3. An awarding winning book – The Life of Pi

4. A back list book from an author you have read before – One True Loves (or any Taylor Jenkins Reid)

5. A book written by a WOC – A Woman is no Man

6. A newly released book – The Switch by @betholearyauthor because she is AWESOME

7. A book gifted to you by a friend or loved one –

8. A book out of your norm –

9. A book about female friendships – Expectation

10. A translated book – Most likely to be one of my tbr Fredrik Backman books

11. A book to match the season – Probably a Christmas book

12. A book you bought for the cover – The Familiars

I have left some spaces blank so as the hosts are organising a read along each month and I know i’m going to want to take part in that!!
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The second is to clear my TBR and is called #TBR2020Project hosted by @mamasreadingcorner and is perfect as it can be any 20 books so I don’t even need to try and slot them into prompts. I have combined some of the books from the other challenges to complete this list as trying to do all the challenges with different books would be too much pressure and I want to enjoy taking part.
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As you an probably see I have a few booker prize winners on there and that is thanks to @jaellareviews who is hosting #20bookersin2020 which I doubt I will get the full 20 but I’m going to try to read all the ones that are already on my TBR!⁣⁣

You can find a full list of Booker prize winners here.
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I am also going to try and take part in @evavstheworld and @iirasbooks #20readsin2020

It has some great prompts and is a really realistic and achievable challenge and they even said you can double up, so if your book fits two or three prompts you are on to a winner!

Here are the prompts:

1. The authors one and only published book

2. A book recommend by a celebrity – You know its going to be one from Reese Witherspoon’s book club, in fact I am reading ‘The Light We Lost’ as a buddy read in January so that is this one covered!

3. A book of a genre you don’t usually read –

4. A book written in the past decade

5. A book with a cover you like – The Familiars

6. A book that has been on your TBR for over a year – The Nightingale

7. A coming of age story –

8. A book written by an Author from your home country –

9. A book chosen for you by a friend or loved one

10. A book published in 2020 – The Switch

11. A book you got recently –

12. A book that deals with mental health –

13. A book set in country you want to travel to –

14. A beloved book from your childhood –

15. A book originally written in a foreign language – Any of my Fredrik Backman back-list

16. A book from your TBR picked blindfolded – The Blinds (this was soooooo satisfying!)

17. A book about friendship – Expectation

18. An award winning book – Life of Pi

19. A book you got because of Bookstagram –

20. A non-fiction book –

A few of these prompts are also on #jesandrosiesbooketlist so I can check of both challenges at once!

And finally I will try and I get some crossed off the #popsugarreadingchallenge as I almost completed it in 2019!⁣ I will do a seperate post for that as its a big list!⁣
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Will you be taking part in any challenges in 2020? ⁣⁣Do you have any recomendations for the prompts n the challenges i’m taking part in? Please let me know in the comments.

Or if you want more details on any of these challenges then just leave a comment or come find me on Instagram.

Hope you have all had a wonderful holiday and wishing you all the best for 2020!
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