Kathleen’s TBR

So many books So little time

UPDATE 02/04/2019:  As you can see, the year started out splendidly and then … well, the siren song of other books drew me away from my goals and far too many titles are still waiting for my attention. Meanwhile, I added far, far more titles to my “To Be Read Someday” section of this list than what I typed in here. I found it easier to simply start adding the titles to an Amazon wish list with just a couple of clicks than to take the time typing and organizing here.

Oh well, it was an interesting experiment and I did wind up reading more of these books than I probably otherwise would have simply because I had this convenient list to remind me of what I’d intended to read.

I hope you enjoyed joining me on this journey!

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Original Post from 2018 (with modifications made throughout the year):

I am trying something new this year. In an attempt to actually follow through on a Reading Challenge (read about the hopelessness of that HERE) and to not let those books which I have been meaning to read get forgotten, I have decided to publicly share my To Be Read List.  What you will find below are lists of:

  • Christian fiction novels I intend to read this year.
  • Nonfiction books I intend to read this year.
  • Books I intend to read at some point in the future.

I am certain there are more that I saw on book blogger pages that I wanted to read but forgot to write down, so if you happen to remember seeing me say I wanted to read something that isn’t on my list, please remind me!

Please, please, join me on this journey in attempting to follow through on my own reading goals by leaving your comments below! I want to know:

  • what your reading goals are,
  • how you are succeeding or failing at them,
  • what books you think I need to add to my list,
  • and which of the books that I have listed you would like to see me review.

Lists are ordered first by category, then by month to be read, then alphabetically by author’s last name.


(NTM) = New To Me = This will be my first title by this author.

(CL) = Celebrate Lit Tour/Review Blast Selection

* (asterisks) note books chosen to coincide with the 2018 Author of the Month Reading Challenge (Read more HERE.)

If the book releases this year, the date is noted.

Title (#/#) = I finished this one on this date.

REVIEW ##/##/## = Date my review went/will go live on my blog.

DNF = Did Not Finish

Christian Fiction Novels To Be Read in 2018













Release date unknown:  Pepper D. Basham Next Door and Forevermore 


Nonfiction Books To Be Read in 2018

NOTE:  These titles only include those books which I intend to read cover to cover (or listen to start to finish) and do not include the innumerable books I read in part or in whole for research purposes. You’ll also notice that many of them are Audible versions. This is because – outside of the research I do for my stories – I typically find nonfiction easier to fit into my schedule when I listen to it.

Books I Intend to Read at Some Point in the Future (because my husband says I have to sleep occasionally)

Christian Fiction

  • Leah AtwoodFire and Ice 
  • Leah AtwoodWinds of Change
  • Leah AtwoodWhiter than Snow
  • Leah AtwoodDancing on Dew
  • Johnnie AlexanderWhat Hope Remembers (NTM)
  • Misty M Beller – A Rocky Mountain Romance
  • Misty M Beller – The Lady and the Mountain Fire
  • Misty M Beller – The Lady and the Mountain Promise
  • Misty M Beller – The Lady and the Mountain Call
  • Misty M Beller – The Rancher Takes a Cook
  • Misty M Beller – The Ranger Takes a Bride
  • Misty M Beller – The Rancher Takes a Cowgirl
  • Sarah M. Eden, Annette Lyon, and Heather B. Moore – A Night in Grosvenor Square (Novella Collection) (NTM)
  • Jessica Day George, Julie Wright, Sarah M. Eden, Julie Daines, Heather B. Moore, Annette Lyon – Happily Ever After: Six Fairytale Romances (Novella Collection) (NTM)
  • Michelle GriepThe Captive Heart
  • Michelle Griep, Susanne Dietze, Anne Love, Gabrielle Meyer, Natalie Monk, Jennifer Uhlarik, Erica Vetsch, Jaime Jo Wright, Kathleen Y’Barbo – Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection (Novellas) (NTM)
  • Cathy Marie HakeSerendipity
  • Robin Lee Hatcher – A Letter to the Editor (NTM)
  • Rachel HauckA Brush with Love (Novella)
  • Kristi Ann Hunter – A Search for Refuge (Novella) (NTM)
  • Maureen Lang, Cynthia Hickey, Barbara Tifft Blakey, Mary Davis, Darlene Franklin, Debby Lee, Donna Schlachter, Connie Stevens, & Pegg Thomas – The Pony Express Romance Collection (Novellas) (NTM)
  • Maureen LangWhisper on the Wind (NTM)
  • Carla Laureano – The Saturday Night Supper Club (NTM)
  • Loree Lough – Currency of the Heart (NTM)
  • Loree Lough – Guardians of the Heart
  • Loree Lough – Healing of the Heart 
  • Carolyn Miller – The Captivating Lady (NTM)
  • Jennifer RodewaldThe Cupcake Dilemma (NTM)
  • Missy Tippens, Cheryl Wyatt, Kristen Ethridge, & Jessica Keller – Back to You (Novella Collection) (NTM)

General Market (but to the best of my knowledge, sweet/clean)

Other Nonfiction books I intend to read (or reread)

11 thoughts on “Kathleen’s TBR

  1. Update 2/3/2018 – As you can see from the dates above, I did manage to not only read all the books I had scheduled for January, but also to read one of February’s books in January. However, due to many upcoming writing deadlines, I am already having my doubts about meeting my reading goals for February, despite my head start. We shall see, I suppose.

    How many books did you read in January?


  2. Update 3/3/2018 – My unpredictable reading tastes struck again in February. If you check the dates, you’ll see that while I read all but one of the titles I had planned to read that month, I also skipped ahead and read three additional titles which were originally scheduled for March and May. The reason for skipping ahead with the March one was that I knew I wanted to get my review written for that as soon as possible so that I could focus on other writing tasks I needed to accomplish in March (with contest and conference deadlines). The reason I skipped to the May titles is partly that they better suited my mood at the time, and partly that I had them on Audible which made it much easier to squeeze into my days. I am currently reading (& enjoying) the last title which I had scheduled to read in February. I hope to write a review for that soon, but with my current schedule, it most likely won’t get published until April. I also added some titles to the schedule for May and rearranged some of the titles in the other months to give myself more breathing room in March and April when I am extra busy. #somanybookssolittletime


  3. Update 4/3/18 – Aaahhh! I am SO behind now! 😦 See, I told you I have trouble with these things. Notice I’ve read several books out of order? (3 books from May were read in February & March) Between the conference I attended last month and the writing deadlines I’ve been working under recently, I have fallen far behind on my reading. Oh well. I guess I will need to squeeze in some extra reading time sometime soon to make up for lost time.


  4. Hi Kathleen,
    I enjoy seeing your extensive reading list. I also suggest reading anything by Joanne Bischof. I enjoyed her series The Cadence of Grace (Be Still My Soul, Though My Heart is Torn, and My Hope is Found). I have all three.
    Happy reading!
    Kathryn Hughes


    1. I agree, Joanne is a talented author. I have read and reviewed The Lady and The Lionheart, and her next book, The Sons of Blackbird Mountain is on my TBR list. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!


  5. Update 6/11/2018 – How is it already June? These last few weeks have flown by. While life has been happening, I have been reading the majority of the books on my list, although I do admit to reading a few which weren’t even on my list to start with and just sticking them in there to give myself credit for reading them. 🙂 Makes me feel a little less guilty for not getting to those I already committed to reading. I’ve completely missed staying the course with the Goodreads group challenge the last few months, but I’ll easily get back on track this month since they’ve picked one of my favorite authors who happens to have a new book out – Karen Witemeyer. I’m eager to catch up on this list in the coming weeks, so be sure to check back and see if I manage it!


  6. Update 11/09/2018: Wow! I am SO behind on this list! 😦 So many books calling my name! My thirteen-year-old was laughing his head off at how distractable I am tonight when it comes to books. We agree I’m as bad as that dog on the movie “Up”…. Squirrel! … or in my case, “Pretty book! Pretty Book! Pretty Book!”


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