Tuesday, December 29, 2015

#RockMyTBR Book Challenge Introduction

The #RockMyTBR challenge is hosted by the amazing Sarah K at The YA Book Traveler. This is a perfect challenge for the upcoming year as I bought and received quite a few books over the last couple of years that I didn't get to read yet.

If you want more information on this challenge visit the Introductory Post here.

The rules are really simple, read a minimum of 1 book per month you already own (published book). I will list quite a few series and standalones I would like to get through and I will include which books I already own. If it's a new series I haven't yet started yet I will list all the books I own, or if it’s a series I’ve already started reading I will list starting from the book I am currently on. From books listed below I, by no means, intend to read all because that’s more than I can handle in a year, plus there are some upcoming new releases that I want to read. The reason I chose to list so many is because I hope to buddy read some, and I want to have lots of options.

There are lots of people who signed up for this challenge, so buddy reads could be super fun. Make sure to connect with others that plan to read the same books and come up with a plan. It doesn't get any better than fangirling/fanboying with fellow book nerds.

I will do a monthly wrap up to keep myself on track and will be very active on Twitter, using the #RockMyTBR hashtag, to interact with others.

Below is the list of my TBR pile that I am considering for this challenge:

Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me, Unravel Me, and Ignite Me)

Lux series by Jennifer L. Armetrout (Obsidian, Onyx, Opal, Origin, and Opposition)

Starbound series by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, and Their Fractured Light)

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass, The Assassin’s Blade, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, and Queen of Shadows)

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer series (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, The Evolution of Mara Dyer, and The Retribution of Mara Dyer) by Michelle Hodkin

His Fair Assassin series by Robin LaFevers (Grave Mercy, Dark Triumph, and Mortal Heart)

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson (The Kiss of Deception and The Heart of Betrayal)

Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

The Winner’s Curse series by Marie Rutkoski (The Winner’s Curse and The Winner’s Crime)

Soundless by Richelle Mead

Finishing School series by Gail Carriger (Ettiquette & Espionage, Courtsies & Conspiracies, Waistcoats & Weaponry, and Manners & Mutiny)

The Heir By Kiera Cass

Fire Falling by Elisa Kova

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab

Vicious by Victoria Schwab

The Chronos Files by Rysa Walker (Time’s Edge and Time’s Divide)

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – we are reading this in January and there’s a group chat on Twitter that was set up by Sarah. If you’d like to participate let her know @thebooktraveler.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Days of Blood and Starlight, and Dreams of Gods and Monsters) – I am already buddy reading this series, so let me know if you would like to join.

Lastly, I am a moderator for the Perpetual YA Bookworms group on Goodreads, and I already planned to lead some group discussions for a couple of series. You can check out the group here and I am including a schedule in this post, in case you would like to join.

Jan 4-10 Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
Jan 11-17 A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard
Jan 18-24 Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard
Jan 25-31 Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

Feb 1-7 Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
Feb 8-14 Thornhill by Kathleen Peacock
Feb 15-21 Willowgrove by Kathleen Peacock

Feb 1- Mar 6 Born at Midnight by CC Hunter
Mar 7-13 Awake at Dawn by CC Hunter
Mar 14-20 Taken at Dusk by CC Hunter
Mar 21-27 Whispers of Moonrise by CC Hunter
Mar 28-Apr 3 Chosen at Nightfall by CC Hunter

Apr 11-17 The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Apr 18-24 Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Apr 25-May 1 Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
May 2-8 The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater 

I really hope to buddy read some of these with you guys, so if there are any books we have in common please let me know so we can come up with a plan. You can either contact me on twitter, through comments below, or at the email address listed in my Contact tab. Let's all have an amazing 2016 reading year!


  1. Yeah! This sounds like a lot of fun. I look forward to our group reads but also some other read alongs I'm sure we will do as well ;) Some of these I keep forgetting you haven't read! Also you didn't add finishing the Bloodlines series which I need you to do my friend so we can chat lol!

  2. I'm participating in this challenge also! I hope to read the Marissa Meyer series next year (I've only read Cinder and that was YEARS ago). Red Queen is awesome. HIS FAIR ASSASSIN IS AWESOME. OOOh The WInner's Curse is on my list as well!THE ORPHAN QUEEN IS SO SO SO AMAZING AND YOU NEED TO READ IT!

  3. I'm participating in Rock My TBR too :) You have some awesome books on your list!

    I posted my reading goals here: https://bookstacksamber.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/2016-goals-challenges/