I’m gonna own it. (Get it?)

Posted 01-10-2019 by Marion in Allgemein / 6 Comments


Hello, sweet peas!

I’m doing something totally different this month. Well, not that different. But different for me. I’m gonna try this monthly TBR thing. I’ve also joined an online bookclub via Goodreads called “Of Wonderland bookclub” and it’s so lovely. I can’t wait to get started properly.

Well, Kathy’s OWNtober says the following:

In October we focus on the TBR books we own.

Kathy, who doesn’t know that that concerns my whole TBR

I haven’t been at the library for a rather long time since their opening times don’t match well with my working times. The library is pretty much closed every day already when I come from work. Which is fine. The library was good for me, when I was a teenager that didn’t have more space than one board of a shared bookshelf for myself. I read countless books, all borrowed from the library but I owned very little. Only after moving into my own apartment I had space to fill a whole bookshelf and in time even more than one shelf.
So, with this in mind I will maybe focus a little more on the prompt OW gave me: Impulse buys.

Bildergebnis fΓΌr impulse buy gif

Funnily enough, I don’t have that many impulse buys on my stacks. At least I thought it would be more. I have picked five books from my tbr to read in Owntober and these are them:

Danny the champion of the world – Roald Dahl

The only book by Roald Dahl I haven’t read yet. He is my favourite author, you know, and I don’t really know why that is still on my tbr. I’ve got this book since 2014 and it’s high time for me to read it.

The road to ever after – Moira Young

A big contrast to Danny, because I own it since last Friday. I love middle grade novels so this will be perfect and probably a fast read too.

Dark Lord of Derkholm – Diana Wynne Jones

I haven’t read any books by Diana Wynne Jones yet but this one caught my eye. Together with the classic “Howl’s moving castle” but that one hasn’t arrived yet. Can somebody tell me why bookdepository doesn’t just wait together till all the books of one order are ready? It was my very first order at bookdepository and I thought maybe you guys know.

The mystery of the Blue Train – Agatha Christy

My very first buddy read I’m gonna brave together with Mary. Seems like this month is gonna be full of firsts.

The Missing of Clairdelune – Christelle Dabos

Gosh, I loved “A winter’s promise” so much. So much! I can’t wait to read the sequel, even though it has more than 600 pages and I don’t really want to chuck it around in my purse every day. πŸ™ˆ

There is also the possibility of me reading Aurora Rising since it’s the book OW wants to read together this month but I don’t know when that will actually get here. Might me tomorrow, might be still two or three weeks. The tracking isn’t really helpful. πŸ˜…

But I’m acutally quite serious about this whole thing. I even dedicated a page in my journal to it. I’m gonna colour a book, when it’s read. See? Totally committed! πŸ˜€

Do you make a monthly TBR? What books do you want to read in October?

6 responses to “I’m gonna own it. (Get it?)

  1. To be honest, my tbr counts so many books I’ll NEVER be able to finish it before the beginning of the new year… oh well. πŸ˜€ Agatha Christie will be on my tbr again for this winter – and Roal Dahl always writes such cute stories with a depth you often don’t suspect looking at those fun covers. πŸ˜€
    Take care dearest! <3

    • Thank you, dear Ida! πŸ˜€ Danny is indeed the last of Roald Dahl’s books I haven’t read yet. I bought all of them in 2014, so it’s high time that I finish this as well. And hey, my TBR is currently 120 books high. Technically that would mean more than two years to actually finish all of them but only if I don’t buy anything new and we both know how probable that is. πŸ˜€

      • Ugh, I feel you! πŸ˜€
        I always distinguish between a monthly tbr (usually about 10-15 books) and the one big fat tbr that’s my bookshelf with all those unread books I’ve accumulated so far. πŸ˜€ Last time I counted there were about 130 unread books sitting more or less patient on the shelves. πŸ˜€

  2. Whoo! Good luck! I hope you get Aurora Rising in time; it’s soooo good!

    I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t read any Dahl since I was in my early teens.. I just.. never went back to reading his books for some reason? I totally should though!

    • I absolutely adore Roald Dahl. He is my favourite author. Maybe you’ll get back to it at some point. πŸ˜‰

      Aurora Rising is here. But of course I haven’t actually read any books from this list yet. Typical. πŸ™ˆ I have started two of them though. I hope I will finish them too. πŸ™ˆ

      • I’m pretty sure I will. I’ll have to stay on top of the children’s books when Jamie is close to reaching the age of reading himself, right? πŸ˜›

        Hahaha! I know the feeling! I made my TBR – with only TWO BOOKS – and then totally forgot to bring them with me to the hospital. Like.. I could’ve read both of them already but nooooo.

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