Contemporary Romance Challenge – TBR Update

Posted July 12, 2017 / Uncategorized / 4 Comments

As usual, I signed up for the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge, this year hosted by my love Andi. I generally blow this challenge out of the water because over half of the books I read each year would be classified as “contemporary romance” or just plain contemporary fiction. I’ve been trying to make my reading a little more even with fantasy, mystery, and sometimes historical fiction, but it doesn’t happen.

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I challenged myself this year to read a 21-book-TBR of contemporary romances I couldn’t believe I hadn’t read yet. Here’s how I’ve done so far…

P.S. I Like You One Paris Summer

HAHAHA nice work, Lauren. 

So, clearly I have some reading to do. I know it will be nearly impossible, knowing me, to actually read the other 19 remaining books on the TBR between now (mid-July) and the end of the year. I just don’t think I’ll motivate myself to do it, especially when I’m trying to prioritize other genres too.

This post really just exists to shame myself into reading these damn books:

Been Here All AlongGeorgia Peaches and Other Forbidden FruitThe SeasonSummer in the Invisible CityThe Loose Ends ListGirl Against the UniverseThe Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You
Love & GelatoShuffle, RepeatTone DeafSummer of SloaneThe Last Boy and Girl in the WorldBoys Of Summer
Truly, Madly, Famously (Famous in Love, #2)Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in BetweenMore Happy Than NotThe Decent ProposalThe Summer After You and MeFirst There Was Forever

I do HAVE some of these books with me in Portland (either physical copies I brought, galleys on my Kindle, or found them elsewhere like Scribd, the library, or a library-related app). Some of my physical copies are still in Connecticut but I hope I’ll get to them. I think it’s most likely going to be the summery books I get to somewhat soon, since that’s my favorite thing to read. I’m going to try to split this TBR in half to prioritize which books I’m most likely going to read and the ones I MIGHT get to later…

Really Should (WILL!) Read

The SeasonThe Loose Ends ListGirl Against the UniverseLove & GelatoThe Last Boy and Girl in the World
Boys Of SummerThe Decent ProposalThe Summer After You and MeFirst There Was Forever

Let’s See What Happens…

Been Here All AlongGeorgia Peaches and Other Forbidden FruitSummer in the Invisible CityThe Only Thing Worse Than Me Is YouTone Deaf
Truly, Madly, Famously (Famous in Love, #2)Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in BetweenMore Happy Than NotSummer of SloaneShuffle, Repeat

4 responses to “Contemporary Romance Challenge – TBR Update

  1. I’m really curious about Boys of Summer, it sounds like THE perfect summer book! I’ve heard great things about Been Here All Along and the Loose Ends List.

  2. You have a lot of books I want to read on your list that I haven’t got around to. The Loose Ends List is a book that I read the summary at Barnes and Noble and I immediately knew I wanted to read the book. I bought it as a kindle book. Hopefully I will get to that one soon. The Summer After Me and You is a great summer read. I really enjoyed that one.

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