Grey’s Shelves // I’ve Bought More Books Than I’ve Read – Owned TBR 2020

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Welcome to my updated TBR

In 2018 I made up an Owned TBR post with all the books I have on my shelves waiting to be read and I’ve recently posted a Check-In post to see how I did.
Spoiler: It was not great.

Now I’m here to share my updated TBR, with all my recent purchases because boy did I go a little crazy in 2019, and taking out all the books I already read or unhauled last year.

I plan on keeping this up to date but will I though???

I’m also sorting them under different categories than last time, to reflect what my actual shelves look like! I’ve been working on this post for months. Mostly because I’ve been working on it while I was on semi-hiatus and my shelves have gone through a lot of changes since I started it.

And then I decided I wanted to include photos of my actual copies of the books and boy did that take a long time. So long in fact that Charlie got sick of waiting for my attention and crashed the photo shoot.

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I was also taking photos of the books for my review post backlog as well and Charlie’s paws feature in one of them and his saliva features on a feather in another (not that you’d be able to tell) because he decided to take advantage of me being distracted while closing the door because the wind was making everything fly all over the place.

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Grey’s Shelves

🍃 Bookish Bits // I’m Finally Participating in A Readathon and Challenge! – Late-A-Thon + January Jam Jar

🍃 Grey’s Shelves // 18 Books on My Radar! – 2020 Releases

🍃 Grey’s Shelves // My Book Shelf: Am I a Joke To You? – Owned TBR Check-In

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Basically, the waiting emoji just means I am waiting for all the books in the series to come out/own before I begin the series.

The plan is to strike out any books I read throughout the year, with the date read next to them in green.

I’ll also be striking out books I’ve unhauled, with a rough date in pink.

And I’ll be striking out books I’ve DNF’d, with a date in blue.

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barbed wire heart│Tess Sharpe│
│❌│Barbed Wire Heart│Pub. Mar 2019│

│A. Anon│
│🚫│How To Talk To Black People│Pub. Mar 2019│ Feb 8, 2020

│Abbie Emmons│
│❌│100 Days of Sunlight│Pub. Aug 2019│

│Arabelle Sicardi│
│✅│Queer Heroes│Pub. Sep 2019│ Feb 9, 2020

│Trista Mateer│
│✅│Aphrodite Made Me Do It│Pub. Oct 2019│ Feb 7, 2020

Aphrodite Made me do it│Kate Hodges│
│✅│Warriors, Witches, Women│Pub. Feb 2020│ Feb 7, 2020

│Azzurra Nox│
│🚫│Strange Girls│Pub. Feb 2020│ Feb 7, 2020

│Linsey Miller│
│▶️│Belle Revolte│Pub. Feb 2020│

│Makenzie Campbell│
│✅│Nineteen│Pub. Mar 2020│ Mar 1, 2020

│Courtney C. Stevens│
│✅│The June Boys│Pub. Mar 2020│ Mar 8, 2020

│Lisa Marie Basile│
│▶️│The Magical Writing Grimoire│Pub. Apr 2020│

the june boys│Candace Bushnell, Katie Contugno│
│❌│Rules for Being a Girl│Pub. Apr 2020│

│Kat Dunn│Dangerous Remedy│
│❌│Dangerous Remedy│Pub. May 2020│

│Tom Ryan, Robin Stevenson│
│❌│When You Get the Chance│Pub. May 2020│

│Hannah Abigail Clarke│Scapegracers│
│❌│The Scapegracers│Pub. May 2020│

│Adan Jerreat-Poole│
│❌│The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass│Pub. Jun 2020│

Why yes, I did almost catch up on arcs and then preemptively reward myself by requesting 13 more and have been accepted for 8 already. I hate myself.

|Total 16|Read 5|DNF 2|Reading 2|Unread 7|Unhauled 0|

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brand new me│Cheryl Strayed│
│❌│Brave Enough

│Lauren Nicolle Taylor│
│❌│Nora & Kettle

│Charlotte Crosby│
│✅│Brand New MeNov 28, 2020

Technically I read this via audio but I’m probably not going to read it again so I’m marking it as read!

│Holly Bourne│
│❌│It Only Happens in the Movies

│Nancy Tucker│
│❌│The Time in Between

│F. Scott Fitzgerald│
│❌│The Great Gatsby

opal the raven cycle TRC│Zoraida Cordova│Brooklyn Brujas|
│❌│Labyrinth Lost

│Maria V. Snyder│Poison Study│
│❌│Poison Study

│Pierce Brown│Red Rising Saga│
│❌│Red Rising

│Jay Kristoff│Nevernight Chronicle│

│Maggie Stiefvater│

│The Raven Cycle│
│✅│OpalFeb 18, 2020

|Total 12|Read 2|DNF 0|Reading 0|Unread 10|Unhauled 0|

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I have four bookcases.

Two of which are Billy Bookcases, one is in the living room, which contains all mine and my mum’s favourite books with a combination of fantasy and realistic fiction.

One is in our study/gym room and those are all SFF.

The other two are in my bedroom. These are realistic fiction, memoirs, cookbooks and adult fantasy and horror.

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Realistic Fiction Gay Gang

This is my shelf for all my realistic fiction books with LGBT+ characters. I also try to keep this shelf organised in a rainbow.

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I’d like to note that some of these I am not 100% sure have gay rep because I’m just going off of what GR says.

│Courtney Summers│

I have kind of read this already but not in this format, I read it in audiobook and I’m keeping it here because I do plan on reading it again soon because it’s amazing!

│Donna Tartt│
│❌│The Secret History

│Mackenzi Lee│Montague Siblings│
│🔄❌│The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
│❌│The Lady’s Guide of Petticoats and Piracy

│Taylor Jenkins Reid│
│🔄❌│The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
│❌│Daisy Jones & The Six

│Nora Sakavic│All For the Game│
│🔄❌│The Foxhole CourtThe Raven KingThe King’s Men

│Becky Albertalli│Creekwood│
│❌│Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaLeah on the Offbeat

│Heather Demetrios│
│🔄❌│Bad Romance

│Kathryn Ormsbee│
│❌│Tash Hearts Tolstoy

│Elliot Wake│
│❌│Bad Boy

│Liane Moriarty│
│❌│Nine Perfect Strangers

│Beth O’Leary│
│❌│The Flatshare

|Total 16|Read 0|DNF 0|Reading 0|Unread 16|Unhauled 0|

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SFF Gay Gang

This shelf is for all my SFF books that have LGBT+ characters.

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│Kiersten White│The Conqueror’s Saga│
│🔄❌│And I Darken
│❌│Now I RiseBright We Burn

│Maggie Stiefvater│

│The Raven Cycle│ – This one isn’t shown in the photos because my cousin had my copy while I was taking these photos.
│✅│The Raven KingFeb 17, 2020

│The Dreamer Trilogy│
│❌│Call Down the Hawk

│Claire Legrand│
│🔄❌│Sawkill Girls

│Rory Power│
│❌│Wilder Girls

│Mira Grant│Rolling in the Deep│
│❌│Into the Drowning Deep

│Mackenzi Lee│
│❌│Loki: Where Mischief Lies

│Libba Bray│The Diviners│
│❌│The Diviners

│Jay Kristoff│Nevernight Chronicles│

|Total 11|Read 1|DNF 0|Reading 0|Unread 10|Unhauled 0|

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Victoria Schwab

I finally have enough of her books to warrant a shelf just for them and it is glorious! Of course, I’ve already read most of them.

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│V.E. Schwab│


|Total 2|Read 0|DNF 0|Reading 1|Unread 1|Unhauled 0|

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Girl Gang

This is my shelf for anything I deem feminist that is not also gay.

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│Colleen Clayton│
│❌│What Happens Next

│Cristen Conger, Caroline Ervin│

│Libba Bray│
│❌│Beauty Queens

│Louise O’Neill│
│❌│Almost Love

│Suzanne Young│Girls with Sharp Sticks│
│❌│Girls with Sharp Sticks

│Daisy Whitney│The Mockingbirds│
│❌│The Mockingbirds

│Kate Quinn│
│❌│The Huntress

│John Guy│
│❌│Mary Queen of Scots

|Total 8|Read 0|DNF 0|Reading 0|Unread 8|Unhauled 0|

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This gets 2 whole ass shelves because there are so many books in the Shadowhunter world and I have almost all of them but I only have one series + the first book in the newest series unread and they sit on shelf 2.

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│Cassandra Clare│

│The Dark Artifices│
│🔄❌│Lady Midnight
│❌│Lord of ShadowsQueen of Air and Darkness

│The Eldest Curses│
│❌│The Red Scrolls of Magic

|Total 4|Read 0|DNF 0|Reading 0|Unread 4|Unhauled 0|

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YA SFF + Horror

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│Jay Kristoff│

│+ Amie Kaufman│The Illuminae Files│


│Somaiya Daud│Mirage│

│Holly Black│The Folk of the Air│
│❌│The Cruel Prince

│Madeline Miller│

│Maggie Stiefvater│
│❌│The Scorpio Races

│Cait Duggan│
│❌│The Last Balfour

│Marie Lu│Legend│

│Tomi Adeyemi│Legacy of Orïsha│
│❌│Children of Blood and Bone

│Kendare Blake│Anna│
│❌│Anna Dressed in Blood

│Laini Taylor│Strange the Dreamer│
│❌│Strange the Dreamer

|Total 12|Read 0|DNF 0|Reading 0|Unread 12|Unhauled 0|

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Leigh Bardugo

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│Leigh Bardugo│


│❌│The Language of Thorns

│The Shadow and Bone Trilogy
│❌│Shadow and BoneSiege and StormRuin and Rising

│Six of Crows│
│🔄❌│Six of CrowsCrooked Kingdom

│DC Icons│
│❌│Wonder Woman

│Alex Stern│
│❌│Ninth House

|Total 8|Read 0|DNF 0|Reading 0|Unread 8|Unhauled 0|

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Rick Riordan

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│Rick Riordan│

│Percy Jackson and the Olympians│
│✅│The Sea of MonstersFeb 3, 2020
│❌│The Titan’s CurseThe Battle of the LabyrinthThe Last OlympianPercy Jackson and the Greek GodsThe Demi Files

│Heroes of Olympus│
│❌│The Lost HeroThe Son of NeptuneThe Demigod DiariesThe Mark of AthenaThe House of HadesThe Blood of Olympus

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│The Trials of Apollo│
│❌│The Hidden OracleThe Dark ProphecyThe Burning Maze

│The Kane Chronicles│
│❌│The Red PyramidThe Throne of FireThe Serpent’s Shadow

│Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard│
│❌│The Sword of SummerThe Hammer of ThorThe Ship of the Dead

|Total 21|Read 1|DNF 0|Reading 0|Unread 20|Unhauled 0|

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Harry Potter + Middle Grade

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│J.K. Rowling│Harry Potter│
│🔄❌│The Philosopher’s StoneThe Chamber of SecretsThe Prisoner of AzkabanThe Goblet of FireThe Order of the PhoenixThe Half-Blood PrinceThe Deathly Hallows

│John Marsden│Tomorrow│
│🔄❌│Tomorrow, When the War BeganThe Dead of NightThe Third Day, The FrostDarkness, Be My FriendThe Other Side of Dawn

│Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black│The Spiderwick Chronicles│
│❌│The Spiderwick Chronicles Collection

|Total 13|Read 0|DNF 0|Reading 0|Unread 13|Unhauled 0|

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Adult Fantasy + Horror

Books I tell myself I will read but never get to because most are big and daunting.

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│George R.R. Martin│A Song of Ice and Fire│
│🔄⏸️❌│A Game of ThronesA Clash of Kings

│⏸️❌│A Storm of SwordsA Feast for CrowsA Dance with Dragons

│Mark Lawrence│

│The Broken Empire│
│❌│Prince of ThornsKing of ThornsEmperor of Thorns

│The Red Queen’s War│
│❌│Prince of Fools

│Thomas Harris│Hannibal Lecter│
│❌│Red DragonThe Silence of the LambsHannibalHannibal Rising

|Total 13|Read 0|DNF 0|Reading 0|Unread 13|Unhauled 0|

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YA Realistic Fiction

ya contemp photo

│Jennifer Brown│
│❌│Hate List

│Nina LaCour + David Levithan│
│❌│You Know Me Well

│E. Lockhart│
│❌│The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

│Anna Morgan│
│❌│All That Impossible Space

│Jenny Han│To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before│
│✅│P.S. I Still Love YouFeb 13, 2020
│❌│Always and Forever, Lara Jean

│Stephanie Perkins│
│❌│There’s Someone Inside Your House

│Angie Thomas│
│✅│The Hate U GiveFeb 29, 2020
│❌│On The Come Up

|Total 9|Read 2|DNF 0|Reading 0|Unread 7|Unhauled 0|

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Classics & Poetry

I mean honestly, this shelf is sparse af.

classics poetry photo

│F. Scott Fitzgerald│
│❌│The Great Gatsby

│William Shakespeare│

│Arthur Conan Doyle│
│❌│The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

│Mary Shelley│

│Rupi Kaur│
│❌│Milk and Honey

|Total 5|Read 0|DNF 0|Reading 0|Unread 5|Unhauled 0|

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Adult Mysteries

Mostly it’s thrillers, mysteries & suspense.

mystery thriller 1 photo mystery thriller 2 photo

│Alex North│
│❌│The Whisper Man

│J.D. Barker│4MK Thriller│
│❌│The Fourth Monkey

│Erin Kelly│
│❌│He Said/She Said

│Karin Slaughter│

│❌│Pretty Girls

│The Good Daughter│
│❌│The Good Daughter

│Will Trent│

│Oyinkan Braithwaite│
│❌│My Sister the Serial Killer

│Alice Sebold│
│❌│The Lovely Bones

│Ali Land│
│❌│Good Me Bad Me

│Gillian Flynn│
│❌│Gone Girl
│❌│The Grownup

│Veronica Mars│Rob Thomas│
│❌│The Thousand Dollar Tan Line

|Total 12|Read 0|DNF 0|Reading 0|Unread 12|Unhauled 0|

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Adult Romance

romance 1 photo romance 2 photo (1)

│Jodi Picoult│
│❌│Small Great Things

│Colleen Hoover│
│❌│It Ends With Us

│Helen Hoang│The Kiss Quotient│
│❌│The Kiss Quotient

│Celeste Ng│
│❌│Little Fires Everywhere

│Helen Fielding│Bridget Jones│
│❌│The Bridget Jones Omnibus

│Cecelia Ahern│
│🔄❌│Love, Rosie

│Jane Green│
│❌│The Patchwork Marriage
│❌│The Other Woman
│❌│The Accidental Husband
│❌│Tempting Fate
│❌│The Love Verb
│❌│The Holiday

|Total 12|Read 0|DNF 0|Reading 0|Unread 12|Unhauled 0|

Grey Reads

🍃  Grey Reads // Racism Exists, What Are You Doing to Stop It? – Anger Is a Gift

🍃  Grey Reads // Sharp Edges & Dark Shadows & Will Definitely Cut You as a Warning – Sadie

🍃  Grey Reads // Trauma, Abuse, Grief & Everything in Between – Sawkill Girls

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So many books!

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|Total 174|Read 10|DNF 2|Reading 3|Unread 158|Unhauled 0|

I am ashamed, that’s ridiculous!

I really want to focus on reading my owned TBR this year but I also said that last year and I didn’t do that well.

What’s on your TBR?
Do you keep on top of it?
Do we have any of the same books? 


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