Gab here! It’s been a while folks. March through May are pretty crazy months for me. Now it’s summer, I have plenty of time to read and write reviews.

To start my summer off, I decided to participate in a read-a-thon. If you’re not familiar with that concept, it’s what it sounds like. You start reading on a certain day and keep reading til the end date. This is a great way to get your TBR pile down. That’s actually the purpose of this read-a-thon. And man, do I need to get some books read on my shelf. It’s a bit intimidating sometimes.

Shannon over at Leaninglights (Youtube, Twitter, blog) came up with the #TBRTakedown read-a-thon in order to get some of her unread books on her shelf read. This starts on Monday, June 1 and lasts til Sunday, June 7. To help people guide what to read for the week, she came up with 5 categories.

tbr takedown.jpg-large Now of course, you don’t have to follow these guidelines. You can read what you want to. You also don’t have to read five books. If you want to read one, awesome! If you want to read 10, awesome! This is more just to help you figure out what you want to read.

My TBR for this read-a-thon is set at four books. I’ve never read that many books in a week before. I picked shorter books to help me reach my goal. I think most of the books I picked are from “A book that’s been on your TBR over a year” and “An out of your comfort zone book on your TBR.”


So here are the books I will hopefully finish next week. I’m actually going to cheat and start sooner than Monday so I don’t feel so overloaded and pressured.


My French Whore by Gene Wilder

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

236 Pounds of Class Vice President: A Memoir of Teenage Insecurity, Obesity, and Virginity by Jason Mulgrew

The World is Round by Gertrude Stein


So there it is, my TBR for the #TBRTakedown Read-A-Thon. I hope some of you join in. It should be a lot of fun. Sometimes it’s good to push yourself beyond your limits.

Here is the video to leaninglight’s video about #TBRTakedown for any extra information.