All of us have massive TBR piles, or shelves, or lists, right? Well a friend on Instagram @Jetwithjess has created a fun “challenge” for attacking your TBR this year called #20For20Books in honor of the year 2020! It’s easy to join in. All you need to do is pick out twenty books that you already own from your TBR and read those twenty books over the course of this year! If you want to include a reread or want to add a book you don’t own yet but have wanted to read for ages that’s fine too, it’s all meant to be fun!
The difficult part for me was selecting just twenty books! There are so many boos on my TBR that I want to read! But I have narrowed my list down to these twenty books:
1 Beyond Apollo Barry Malzberg
2 Best Served Cold Joe Abercrombie
3 The Curse Of The Mistwraith Janny Wurts
4 Inversions Iain M Banks
5 Ancillary Sword Anne Leckie
6 The Land You Never Leave Angus Watson
7 Relic Of Sorrows Lindsay Buroker
8 The Deadbringer E M Markoff
9 The Mirror’s Truth Michael Fletcher
10 The Crown Of Stones Magic Scars C L Schneider
11 The House Of Sacrifice Anna Smith Spark
12 The Heart Of What Was Lost Tad Williams
13 Shadow And Flame Gail Z Martin
14 Eye Of Terra Aaron Dembski-Bowden
15 Fleet Of Knives Gareth L Powell
16 The Scorched Earth Drew Karpyshyn
17 The Sword Of The Lictor Gene Wolfe
18 The Citadel Of The Autarch Gene Wolfe
19 Fallen Dragon Peter Hamilton
20 Iron Gold Pierce Brown
Do you see any favorites on the list or ones you’d like to read to? Are you going to join in? I’m curious what books will make your #20For20Books list! Hope you join in!
Oooo…I might have to do this. My TBR “pile” is LARGE. I’ve read Iron — I need to read his newest one. But that’s not officially on my TBR. I’ll have to go through my TBR shelves and see which 20 I want to read this year (and then kick myself at the end of the year when I haven’t read all 20, heh).
(Wish I could edit comments after the fact. That should say that I’ve read IRON GOLD.)
Can’t wait to see what makes it on your list!! I’ve never succeeded in reading all of a year’s TBR myself, tried a few years back and failed spectacularly lol but I’m happy to try again!
Even with the best intentions, I always end up reading other things that AREN’T on my TBR. Haha! There are SO MANY BOOKS to read.
Agreed! And I’m a mood reader too so some books catch my eye and just have to be read!
lol, if you include books I want to re-read, my TBR is my entire apartment!
You got some good ones on your list! I really enjoyed Inversions by Banks, and let me know when you’re getting ready to read those Gene Wolfe’s!
I will let you know! I enjoyed the first two books of Wolfe’s series so I’m looking forward to the next two! Banks keeps blowing me away with each Culture Novel I read!
I’m a fan of this! Time to sift my TBR pile.
Can’t wait to see which twenty you choose!
I should do this….But Idk if I will 🤣
You totally should! You have more than twenty unreads AND you could count a reread of Pride And Prejudice!
Haha you know me too well! I think I might have to make January retroactive. Maybe I’ll make all the months retroactive 🤣