Cybils Awards ReadDown TBR Starting Line

The Cybils Awards are having a TBR Reading challenge starting today!  Here’s my starting line photo:

img_0842 Since the challenge is to review/share the books I’m reading as well as just reading them, I’m including the books I have on hand that I have already read and still need to review – the first two piles from the left here.  The front right stack is books on my active TBR, and the two in the back are my older TBR books –  the ones I’ve had for years and never get to because of the constant flow of shiny new books, usually with library due dates, into my house.  Here they all are listed out:

To be reviewed:

Note that this is mostly only books I’ve read since being in quarantine, not counting the vast quantity of books I read before and still want to review.

  • This Place: 150 Years Retold by Alicia Elliott
  • Operatic by Kyo Maclear and Byron Eggenschweiler
  • The Little Grey Girl by Celine Kiernan
  • The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhou
  • Guts by Raina Telgemeier
  • American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott
  • Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day by Dominque Valente
  • Best Friends by Shannon Hale
  • Mulan: Before the Sword by Grace Lin
  • Bromeliad Trilogy by Terry Pratchett
  • A Game of Fox and Squirrels by Jenn Reese
  • Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega
  • Sheets by Brenna Thummler

Primary TBR

  • Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson
  • My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi (audiobook, not pictured)
  • Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (audiobook, not pictured)
  • Avatar: the Rise of Kyoshi by Y.S. Lee
  • The Chaos Curse by Sayantani DasGupta
  • One Last Shot by John David Anderson
  • Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron
  • A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat
  • Rival Magic by Deva Fagan
  • Gargantis by Thomas Taylor
  • The Thief Knot by Kate Milford
  • Mask: The League of Secret Heroes Book Two by Kate Hannigan

Libby TBR/hold list 

  • You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn
  • Slay by Brittney Morris (ebook)
  • Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland (actually taking the hold off as it’s on hoopla)
  • Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman
  • Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
  • From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks (also on hoopla)
  • Paladin’s Grace by T. Kingfisher (ebook)
  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

Back-up TBR

  • Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards by Jim Ottaviani and Big Time Attic
  • Lola: A Ghost Story by J. Torres & Elbert Or
  • 12 volumes of Marvel’s Runaways by a bunch of different creators
  • Four of Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwaters books
  • The Last Light of the Sun by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner
  • The Mabinogion series (four books) by Evangeline Walton

This reminds me how very fortunate I am to keep a good stock of books on hand at all times – it took me at least three weeks to finish the library books I had on hand, not even know my last day at the library would be my last for a while.  Also, I am grateful to my friends Charlotte of Charlotte’s Library and Meagen of Nicola’s Books who passed on ARCs to me – the only one in the big stack of mostly ARCS directly from a publisher is One Last Shot (thanks, Debbie!). And while I don’t usually read ebooks, since I’m mostly just using my phone, I’m taking the chance now to go on hold for or read ebooks that I normally wouldn’t because print books are just easier for me.

What do you think?  Is this not enough or too much reading?  Am I a book hoarder or just an amateur?  Are you excited about any of the books on my TBR?  What’s on yours?

About Katy K.

I'm a librarian and book worm who believes that children and adults deserve great books to read.
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15 Responses to Cybils Awards ReadDown TBR Starting Line

  1. I tried really hard to love the Walton books back in high school, but just couldn’t. Curious to see what you think if you get to them!

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  5. Akilah says:

    I wish I had more books in my house, so i think that qualifies as more than enough. You’re lucky!

    • Katy K. says:

      I am lucky! I don’t have my basement walls entirely covered with books the way my parents do, but I decided a few years ago that I wanted our living room to show that we are book people.

      • Akilah says:

        I have moved so much that I have let go of a lot of my books and then grad school meant library books only. Maybe after this next move, I’ll start investing in books again.

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