Jenn’s 2017 TBR Shame Book Tag


I know, I know you already saw this tag from Caitlynn this week. The hardest part about sharing a blog with two of your best friends is when they do a tag that you want to do. So, this week I’m being a rebel and filling out the TBR Shame Book Tag after Caitlynn has already posted hers. You can check out her post here.

I wanted to do this tag to a) get my book buying under control and b) motivate me to pick up some of the books that have been on my shelves forever. I’m challenging myself to completing at least 1/3 of these books this year.

Honestly this list was a lot longer than I expected and it’s embarrassing. I need to stop buying books and start reading the ones I already have.

I will continue to update this list as the year progresses by crossing out the books I finish. So, for now here are the books on my shelves that I haven’t read yet.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay – J.K. Rowling
The Cuckoo’s Calling  – Robert Galbraith

A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab
A Gathering of Shadows

The Star-Touched Queen – Roshani Chokshi

My Sister Rosa – Justine Larbalestier

The Hero of Ages – Brandon Sanderson

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer – Rick Riordan

The Forgetting -Sharon Cameron

Of Fire and Stars – Audrey Coulthurst

The Reader – Traci Chee

Wayfarer – Alexandra Bracken
Through the Dark

I am Malala – Malala Yousafzai

Nevernight – Jay Kristoff

Flawed – Cecelia Ahern

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo – Amy Schumer

The Diabolic – S.J. Kincaid

Let’s Get Lost – Adi Alsaid

I’ll Give You the Sun – Jandy Nelson

Afterward  – Jennifer Mathieu

Siege and Storm – Leigh Bardugo
Ruin and Rising

Vassa in the Night – Sarah Porter

Uganda be Kidding Me  – Chelsea Handler

Kids of Appetite – David Arnold

Scythe –  Neal Shusterman

Secrets, Lies, and Scandals – Amanda K. Morgan

You Will Know Me  – Megan Abbott

Side Effects May Vary – Julie Murphy

Beware That Girl  Teresa Toten

Burning Glass – Kathryn Purdie

Every Day – David Leviathan

Every Exquisite Thing – Matthew Quick
Forgive Me Leonard Peacock

1Q84 – Haruki Murakami

On Writing – Stephen King

Ghettoside – Jill Leovy

Tumble & Fall – Alexandra Coutts

Wicked – Gregory Maguire

The Black Prism – Brent Weeks

The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss

The Curiosities – Maggie Stiefvater

Carrie – Stephen King

The Bone Season – Samantha Shannon

Outlander – Diana Gabaldon

I Was Here – Gayle Foreman

Back When We Were Grownups – Anne Tyler

The Scorch Trials – James Dashner
The Death Cure

Confessions of a Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella
Finding Audrey

The Ask and the Answer – Patrick Ness

Fire with Fire – Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Ashes to Ashes

The Trespasser – Tana French

Da Vinci’s Tiger – L.M. Elliot

The Copper Gauntlet – Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Everland – Wendy Spinale

Miss Mayhem  – Rachel Hawkins

Summer Days and Summer Nights – Stephanie Perkins

The Serpent King – Jeff Zetner

The Queen of the Tearling – Erika Johansen

The Walls Around Us – Nova Ren Suma

Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee

Gathering Darkness – Morgan Rhodes

Saint Anything – Sarah Dessen

The Rose Society – Marie Lu
The Midnight Star

The Young World – Chris Weitz

The Bane Chronicles  – Cassandra Clare

Iron Cast – Destiny Soria

The Looking Glass Wars – Frank Beddor

The Marriage Plot – Jeffrey Eugenides

Slaughter-house Five – Kurt Vonnegut

Seeing Red – Sidney Halston

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

One Plus One – Jojo Moyes
The Girl You Left Behind

Whisky Tango Foxtrot -David Shafer

Fire – Kristin Cashore

Days of Blood & Starlight – Laini Taylor

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

The Start of Me – Emery Lord

Alexander Hamilton – Ron Chernow

Tatiana and Alexander – Paullina Simons

Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein

Something in Between – Melissa De La Cruz

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

A Shadow Bright and Burning – Jessica Cluess

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

Scrappy Little Nobody – Anna Kendrick

The Memory Book – Lara Avery

The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah

Stars Above – Marissa Meyer

The Mystery of Hollow Places – Rebecca Podos

Between Shades of Gray – Ruta Sepetys

Room – Emma Donoghue

The Notorious RBG – Irin Carmon

What book has been sitting on your TBR shelf the longest? I tag you to complete this tag!



44 thoughts on “Jenn’s 2017 TBR Shame Book Tag

    1. Yes I like a wide variety of books. It definitely helps to have diversity when experiencing a reading slump. (At least that’s what I think) Hopefully I can really make a dent in this dusty pile soon! 🙂

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    1. Well now you’ve gone and tempted me. Haha. I know I actually can’t believe I haven’t read this book yet. I’ve been meaning to forever but somehow I just have not taken the plunge yet. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. That’s actually my next reads. I’ve been putting them off until I had enough free time to devote to them because I know I’m going to want to just read them both back to back.


  1. There are some excellent titles on your list! Best of luck with your challenge. I’m hoping to make a dent in my own TBR this year, too – but the bookshop remains ever the temptation!

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      1. Yes to buying. No to requesting, I haven’t requested any ARCs yet. (That’s a little bit of self control right?) Although I have accepted ARCs. Oh well, I guess I’m going to have to make this my best reading year yet. I guess I need to up my goodreads goal from 80 to 120 😉

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  2. Awesome list! How are you reading someone who hasn’t had the big publish yet? I suppose you get that question a thousand times. I am writing a trilogy and on my final draft but struggling with things. Your help could be so great. Drop me a line. Hamish


  3. Amazingly, I’ve never thought about making a to-do list for the start of the year and aiming to complete it. I also have a lot of books. Some of those books are my mother’s so I should finish them up so I can return them. I think I’ll go on a hunt soon through my bookshelves and get a list started. Great idea!

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  4. I think I’ve got a book from about 5 years ago I’ve still not read. I have about 250 on my list and I promised myself, to make sure I’d get at least half of them read by the end of the year, I’d not get any more books this year. So far I’ve got 5 since the 1st. It’s not working out too well…

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  5. YAAAAS THIS IS AN AWESOME LIST (and for some miraculous reason overlaps with mine so much). i’m also dying to read I’ll Give You the Sun, Girl with Lower Back Tattoo and Of Fire and Stars. I didn’t like Every Exquisite Thing too much… lemme know what you think of it.

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  6. Ahh, I really needed this tag right now! Seriously, my TBR shelf (both figuratively on Goodreads and literally on my actual bookshelf) is insane. This will be awesome because it will keep me accountable, especially if I have to add an “Edit” at the end to say, “And actually, I bought these ones too…” Going to do this post for myself right now!


  7. You and I seem to have similar bookish tastes. I am always reading around, from historical fiction to contemporary and YA! My TBR of Shame would probably look something like this, but still I have read a few. I can say from experience that The Graveyard Book is a great 1-2 sitting read, and Room is definitely worth the hype. I still have to read anything by Jojo Moyes, but my taste seems to have shifted toward The Ship of Brides, because of World War II.


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