Monday, December 31, 2018

January TBR Reducer Challenge

If this article makes little sense, that would be because it's past three a.m. as I'm writing it, and I just remembered that I hadn't so much as thought about my blog and it's already Monday morning. I was busy all day, celebrating my daddy's birthday and finishing up a couple of books for challenges on Goodreads and taking breaks to stretch and eat a little something. Yep, I'm pretty exhausted right now. But I'm turning off my alarm and sleeping in if I can. Fat chance if a train happens by...

Happy New Year! May 2019 be filled with joy, laughter, and most of all, faith in God. I hope we all will dig a little deeper in our walks with Him this year.

Our first challenge of the new year will be...

That's right! Any book counts. This is one of my all-time favorite challenges, because as long as you owned the book prior to the start of the new year, it counts.

Whether you prefer fiction, nonfiction, contemporary, historical, epics, or novellas (or anything in between), every book you read in January fits into this challenge.

Hint #1: TBR means to-be-read. So any book you've had sitting in your e-reader or laying around the house before 2019 will count.

Hint #2: They'll get more difficult after this one. These things are meant to challenge us.

Which books will you be reading for the first challenge of 2019?

Final call for December's Christmastime books!


Dawn Cox said...

I've got a couple of books in mind that I would like to read: ECHOES OF TITANIC and THE CHRISTMAS MATCHMAKER. There are many others, but I'm sure two is my limit that I get read... if that many.

I pray you have a great 2019, Andrea! Thanks for challenging us!


Andrea Cox said...

Thanks for jumping in again with me, Mom! I hope you enjoy both books!

Unknown said...

This I can do. :) I've already got 5 picked out. I don't think I'm going to be reading quite so many books this year though. ;)

Rebekah said...

Oops, I didn't realize I was signed in under a different name. :P

P.S. I have a new reading challenge on my blog too if you want to join.

Andrea Cox said...

Welcome to the reading party!

Andrea Cox said...

I'll have to check it out. :)

Dawn Cox said...

I read "Echoes of Titanic" by Mindy Starns Clark and John Campbell Clark. This has been on my to-be-read list for awhile. Thanks for helping me get this accomplished!

Dawn Cox (Mom)

Andrea Cox said...

Great job, Mom! That one's in my TBR... somewhere.

Faith P. said...

Got a few in! Not as many as I would have liked, but this will do. ;)

Made for the Journey by Elisabeth Elliot
The Mailbox by Audrey Shafer
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Mad Dog by Dandi Daley Mackall
Wild Cat by Dandi Daley Mackall

Rebekah said...

Well, I surprised myself by being able to fit more books in than I thought, so here's my stack of TBR books that are now checked off the list. :)

1. Ask Me Again by Jenny Berlin
2. Finding Change by Sarah Maxwell
3. Samantha by Sharon Srock
4. With Pipe, Paddle and Song by Elizabeth Yates
5. New Year's Revolutions by Chautona Havig
6. My Father's World by Michael Phillips
7. Love in a Fix by Leah Atwood
8. Live Without You by Sarah Grace Grzy
9. Picking Daisy by Valerie Howard
10. Jill's Victory by Elisa Bialk
11. Nannie's Thanksgiving by Isabella Alden (This was a very short story of only a few pages.)

And there you go. :) I have a few books picked out for February, so I'm excited to get started. :)

Andrea Cox said...

Wonderful work!

Andrea Cox said...

Great job!

Andrea Cox said...

Here are the books I marked off my list last month.

1. Code of Ethics by Lynette Eason 1/3/19
2. Code of Valor by Lynette Eason 1/5/19
3. The Complete Tales by Beatrix Potter 1/7/19
4. A Royal Christmas Wedding by Rachel Hauck 1/10/19
5. Tide and Tempest by Elizabeth Ludwig 1/11/19
6. Who I Am With You by Robin Lee Hatcher 1/19/19
7. Waiting for Summer's Return by Kim Vogel Sawyer 1/23/19
8. Kind by Kellyn Roth 1/25/19
9. The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen 1/27/19
10. Hidden Among the Stars by Melanie Dobson 1/31/19