The Huge TBR Read-A-Thon: Finishing Line!

June 20, 2010

From Monday to Sunday of this week, Kirsten over at Bookworming in the 21st Century is hosting The Huge TBR Readathon, in which a bunch of us crazy bloggers try to make a dent in our ginormous to-be-read piles.

Well … this definitely didn’t go quite as planned.

I still got lots of reading done, but didn’t finish a single book that was on my original list that I was planning to get to. Instead, I read I.D.: Stuff That Happens to Define Us, Purge, Planet Pregnancy, Drop-In, and The Lovely Bones (review to come on Tuesday as part of Audiobook Week). I did get a bit more of Wikinomics read as well, and also started reading Willow and Ten Things I Hate About Me.

That’s still good, even though it wasn’t what I had planned!

And, as I said at the beginning of the week … this was definitely a good chance for me to have a crack at my TBR pile. I’ve still got another week to go before the Summer Slimdown challenge that I’m hosting here starts (on June 29th). If you haven’t signed up for that yet – you should join us!

How did your week go?


  • Whitney June 21, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Spontaneity makes for the best kind of reading. Congrats on tackling your tbr!

  • dw June 21, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    you got quite a lot of reading done this past week! congrats on finishing all of those books.

    i think i might have to join the summer slimdown to get rid of this massive tbr pile. thanks for bringing my attention to it.

    • Carina June 21, 2010 at 8:39 pm

      Definitely, join us! 😀

  • Kristen June 21, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Good job with your TBR I feel like mine didn’t get knocked down enough… but then again, it’d take me a few years before I could get through my books lol.

    • Carina June 21, 2010 at 8:42 pm

      Me, too … I’m telling you, accordingly to LibraryThing, I have about 300 unread books right now. 🙁 Hence the introduction of the Summer Slimdown.

  • Cat June 21, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Well done on achieving so much . Lists are ok but probably better to go where the mood takes you.

  • Beth(bookaholicmom) June 21, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    It’s better to read where your mood takes…at least that is what works best for me! Getting even a few books off the TBR pile os progress!

    • Carina June 21, 2010 at 8:42 pm

      Yup! I’m trying to put myself on a semi-book buying ban to get these piles under some semblance of control.

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