My Stacked Shelves | 2018 Owned Books TBR

I shamelessly stole this idea from my dear friend and fellow blogger Emma @EmmaReadsTooMuch, and she got it from Destiny @HowlingLibraries who is equally amazing. Seriously, if you’re not following them yet, you’re not living – so make sure to go check out their blogs!

My book acquiring habits have definitely evolved over the year and a half since I started blogging. I used to acquire a handful of books every year or so as birthday presents, holiday gifts or the various book I picked up just because. Now that I’m blogging regularly, I find myself in the bookstore way more often than is necessarily healthy – and on top of that I’m getting approved for eARCs and the occasional physical ARC sent to me in the mail.

All those books have really started to add up. My SO, Mr. Bastion, had been especially curious how many books I own that I haven’t yet had the opportunity to read. I think he’s pushing me to perhaps slow up on the book buying, so maybe we’ll hope that he doesn’t notice this post because I’m sure I’ll still have zero self control.

I’m planning on referring to this post a lot over the remainder of the year. My goal is to chip away at this list over time, so I’ll be updating this when I finish a book on the list, with the date I’ve read it. Sorted by Genre, and by author.


Abercombie, Joe – Before They Are Hanged
Banghart, Tracy – Grace and Fury
Brennan, Marie – A Natural History of Dragons
Brennan, Marie – The Tropic of Serpents
De Castell, Sebastien – The Traitor’s Blade
De Castell, Sebastien – Knight’s Shadow
De Castell, Sebastien – Saint’s Blood
Del Toro, Guillermo; Kraus, Daniel – The Shape of Water
Eames, Nicholas – Kings of the Wild
Erikson, Steven – The Gardens of The Moon – Steven Erikson
Erikson, Steven – Deadhouse Gates
Erikson, Steven – Memories of Ice
Fletcher, Michael – Beyond Redemption
Grossman, Lev – The Magicians
Hobb, Robin – Royal Assassin
Hobb, Robin – Assassin’s Quest
Hobb, Robin – Fool’s Quest
Hobb, Robin – Fool’s Assassin
Jemisin, NK – The Fifth Season
Jemisin, NK – The Obelisk Gate
Jemisin, NK – The Stone Sky
Jordan, Robert – The Great Hunt
Jordan, Robert – The Dragon Reborn
Jordan, Robert – The Shadow Rising
Jordan, Robert – The Fires of Heaven
Jordan, Robert – A Crown of Swords
Kristoff, Jay – Nevernight (date read: 5/19/18)
Kristoff, Jay – Godsgrave
Lawrence, Mark – The Liar’s Key
Lawrence, Mark – The Wheel of Osheim
Sanderson, Brandon – Words of Radiance
Sanderson, Brandon – Oathbringer
Schwab, VE – A Darker Shade of Magic
Sullivan, Michael J. – The Theft of Swords
Sullivan, Michael J. – Rise of Empire
Sullivan, Michael J. – Heir of Novron
Staveley, Brian – The Emperor’s Blades
Staveley, Brian – The Providence of Fire
Staveley, Brian – The Last Mortal Bond
Weeks, Brent – Night Angel Trilogy
William, Jen – The Ninth Rain

Fantasy YA

Adeyemi, Tomi – Children of Blood and Bone
Bardugo, Leigh – Crooked Kingdom
Black, Holly – The Cruel Prince
Bray, Libba – The Diviners
Bray, Libba – Lair of Dreams
Christo, Alexandra – To Kill a Kingdom (*in progress)
Ciccarelli, Kristen – The Last Namsara
Clare, Cassandra – Clockwork Angel
Daniels, April – Dreadnought
Dennard, Susan – Truthwitch
Dietrich, Cale – The Love Interest
Foody, Amanda – Daughter of the Burning City
Gray, Claudia – Ten Thousand Skies Above You
Hodge, Rosamund – Cruel Beauty
Holland, Sara – Everless
Kaufman, Amie; Spooner, Meagan – Unearthed
Maas, Sarah J – A Court of Mist and Fury
Maas, Sarah J – A Court of Wings and Ruin
Maniscalco, Kerri – Stalking Jack the Ripper
Maniscalco, Kerri – Hunting Prince Dracula
Paige, Danielle – Stealing Snow
Pearson, Mary E. – The Beauty of Darkness
Pierce, Tamora – Tempests and Slaughter
Riordan, Rick – The Lost Hero
Riordan, Rick – The Son of Neptune
Riordan, Rick – The Mark of Athena
Riordan, Rick – The House of Hades
Riordan, Rick – The Blood of Olympus
Riordan, Rick – The Sword of Summer
Riordan, Rick – The Ship of the Dead
Riordan, Rick – The Hammer of Thor
Sebastion, Laura – Ash Princess
Silvera, Adam – They Both Die At the End
White, Kiersten – And I Darken
Young, Adrienne – Sky in the Deep

Fantasy Middle Grade

Donnelly, Jennifer – Deep Blue
Donnelly, Jennifer – Rogue Wave
Donnelly, Jennifer – Dark Tide
Donnelly, Jennifer – Sea Spell
Messenger, Shannon – Keeper of the Lost Cities
Messenger, Shannon – Keeper of the Lost Cities: Exile
Messenger, Shannon – Keeper of the Lost Cities: Everblaze
Pullman, Philip – The Golden Compass
Pullman, Philip – The Subtle Knife
Pullman, Philip – The Amber Spyglass

Contemporary YA

Albertalli, Becky – Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Vega, Danielle – The Merciless II
Vega, Danielle – The Merciless III

Science Fiction

Bear, Greg – Eon
Bear, Greg – Legacy
Brown, Pierce – Golden Son
Brown, Pierce – Morning Star
Cixin Liu – The Three Body Problem
Cixin Liu – The Dark Forest
Cixin Liu – Death’s End
Fink, Joseph, Jeffrey Cranon – Welcome to Nightvale
Gear, W. Michael – Outpost
Sweterlitsch, Tom – The Gone World


Boone, Ezekiel – Skitter
Cronin, Justin – The Twelve
Cronin, Justin – City of Mirrors
King, Stephen – It
Murray, James S.; Wearmouth, Darrien – Awakened (in progress)


Bell, David – Bring Her Home
Burton, Tara Isabella – Social Creature (date read: 5/10/2018)
Donlea, Charlie – The Girl Who Was Taken
Galbraith, Robert – Career of Evil
Gustawsson, Johana – Block 46
Isiguro, Kazou – Never Let Me Go
Johnson, Matt – Deadly Game
Kubica, Mary – Don’t You Cry
Rio, ML – If We Were Villians
Staalesen, Gunnar – Wolves in the Dark
Stowell, Sarah – Exquisite
Wilson, Martin – We Now Return to Regular Life


Kishiro, Yukito – Battle Angel Alita, Deluxe Edition 1

Have you read any of these? Which are your favorites? Which ones should I read next?




81 thoughts on “My Stacked Shelves | 2018 Owned Books TBR

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  1. I am totally adoring yer new look and blog style! It is so classy, pleasing to the eye, and easy to read. As I have no skill in such things, color me impressed. And also that list to read is tiny! But jam packed with wonderful reads. Arrr!
    x The Captain

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  2. All of them! Kings of the Wyld, Brandon Sanderson’s stuff, Jay Kristoff…and I actually really like The Magicians by Lev Grossman but that one is extremely hit or miss with people.

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      1. Yeah I think that is one that I am happy I read the book first. They change a lot but the show is still really good too. I read the first two books but haven’t read the third

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  3. Oh wow. You are better than me. I’m participating on instagram with the #unreadshelfproject2018 and it seems to be the goal this year to try and actually read some books already on our shelves. I haven’t been doing too well, but I haven’t set down either and made a list and sorted them like this. It might make it a little more manageable.

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    1. I’d not heard of that hashtag until right now, but now I want to join in! I definitely think making this list was an eyeopening experience. Made me realize that my book buying habits are often driven by fear of missing out and that I have a lot of books I still do want to read right at home!


  4. I am definitely interested in your reviews … I also own or rather my brother does – the entire collection of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time.. I have been procrastinating on getting Rick Riordan’s books…O I have a Q – Who’s SO? what does that mean? o.O

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  5. that’s an incredible list. and quality reads too. I’ve read a few there, – to kill a kingdom, Sarah Maas, holly Black and so on… Some of those on your list also on my tbr, and some i’ve never heard before. I don’t read middle grade or horror either…

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      1. to kill a kingdom was great. i wish it was part of a series. The cruel prince was good, but you have greater books in that list…. A court of thorns and roses trilogy was amazing.

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  6. I’ve only read a few of Rick Riordan’s books and The Infernal Devices series (which is awesome, by the way) but I have a lot of these titles on my TBR, too. Good luck and happy reading! 😀

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  7. I’m not sure if I should compliment you on your organization skills or your bravery! I tend to approach my TBR with the attitude of “ignorance is bliss.” It works well since most of the books are hidden somewhere on my kindle.

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    1. Hahaha yes, the “ignorance is bliss” approach is definitely how I’ve been operating up until now! The majority of my books are physical copies, which have slowly been taking over my living room haha. My partner finally forced me to confront my backlog and make a list of all the unread ones. Haha

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  8. I have a similar problem, only my book buying obsession began about four years ago when I suddenly found myself with more time to read and more money available to spend on books. (Buying books on a part-time server income in college just wasn’t feasible even if I’d had the time to read with all the other things I had going on.) (Thanks Accounting career, you’re really enabling me here.) I’m afraid of what my own owned TBR looks like, but your post definitely makes me consider sharing my own daunting list. Thanks for sharing and props on your organization of those titles!


  9. Great list!! While I haven’t read a lot of these I can tell you The Night Angel Trilogy was awesome, so if you’re looking for what to read first I would move this up the list! Happy reading.

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  10. I see so many on your list that I loved – can’t wait to see you get to them! I’m doing a similar “overflowing bookshelf” project/challenge this year so we can cheer each other on. 🙂 my lists are mostly on GR but I’ve been meaning to share them via blog posts. I think you just gave me the motivation I needed to get going on that (thanks!). Also, love the badges.

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  11. WOW impressive list Bentley! I have read and loved the Holly Black, Sarah J maas, Cassandra Clare and Kiersten White 😉

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  12. This makes me feel a bit better about my TBR but I’m sure my list is like a million times longer lol. Lots of good looking books on your list though, can’t wait to see what you think when you get to them! I may have to borrow this idea to TBR shame myself haha.

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  13. Wow! Thats a lot of books! I don’t even want to think about how long my list of physical books would be *shudders* tho in my defense I am trying to collect as many books as possible so I have “inherited” old books I will never read from my mom, my sister, and random friends.

    You have a lot of good books on your list, but Nevernight and Godsgrave jumped out at me! I loved them both! But I would suggest waiting until August to read them! The 3rd book comes out September 4th so if you wait then you can read the whole series at once!

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    1. I’m trying to collect books now too. I’m slowly trying to build a large home library for myself and close family that I trust with my book babies haha. I actually just started buddy reading Nevernight with a friend this week. It’s amazing so far!

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  14. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda is so cute!! Plus, there’s a movie adaption (I’m pretty sure you know this, but just in case you don’t, it needed to be said) & if that’s not plenty of incentive, I don’t know what is!! 🙂

    Also hyped books always end up disappointing me, but Crooked Kingdom & The Cruel Prince didn’t, for once?? So I really hope you like them both!

    PS. “Kristoff, Jay – Nevernight (*in progress)” I already said this, but I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book!!

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    1. I want to see Love, Simon so bad! But I’m putting it off until I read the book. I’m hoping I can get to it next month!

      I’m holding off on Crooked Kingdom solely because someone spoiled a major character death for me and I’m still upset about it.


  15. You are so organised! My TBR is all over the place with arc copies to get through, blog tours I’m on and favourite authors whose new releases I cannot miss, plus the TBR that I acquire through reading blogs.

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    1. I only pretend to be organized for blog posts haha. I’m much less organized normally. I had to sort through my messy shelves and organize them just for this post! It’s so true though – a blogger’s work is never done. We’re constantly adding to our list!

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  16. I love this post and idea! I’m actually listening to the audiobook of Nevernight right now and loving it. I also read To Kill A Kingdom a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it, what a great retelling or The Little Mermaid.

    My other recommendations would be Everless, A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sky In The Deep, The Cruel Prince, Clockwork Angel and Ash Princess. ♥️

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  17. Ahh yes, the tbr pile list my tbr list is a very long list as well I try so much not to buy books but I can’t help myself they just called to me. But I have not been to BAM for a long time now so I guess that is a very good thing for me but I can’t say that about my e-books list on my kindle. Which I just continue on one clicking away with e-books on my kindle yes I am that bad clicking away with e-books on my kindle. I wish you the best of luck to tackle your tbr pile Bentley the only book that I read on your list was Simon vs The Homo Sepian Agenda, which I absolutely love and adore that book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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