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message 1: by Marianne (last edited Jan 27, 2017 11:27AM) (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 7990 comments To reduce the immediate TBR piles!!
T=actual TBR H=hijackers
the remainder of the first pile (and any hijackers that insert themselves):
Black Jade H: a reserve that became available at the library 3★s
Night Shift H: a reserve that became available at the library 5★s
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep H: acquired after reading PattyMac's review 5★s
In Plain Sight T 4★s
The Grim Grotto T 4★s
The One-in-a-Million Boy H: borrowed from the library after reading Suzanne's review 5★s
Cookie Jar H downloaded and read 4★s
Odd Thomas: You Are Destined To Be Together Forever H borrowed from the library after Michael's review 4★s
Definitely Dead T 4.5★s
A Woman in a Million H freebie found after reading The One-in-a-Million Boy 5★s
Love Denied H sweet 50's romance 4★s
Laughter in the Rain T just 3★s
I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This: A Memoir H from Text in the mail 4★s
My Italian Bulldozer H a reserve that became available at the library 5★s
The Reluctant Detective H borrowed from the library after reading Dale's review. Thanks Dale, loved it, 5★s
Thanksgiving T 3★s
Virgins T 4★s
The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel T 3.5★s
Cross Stitch T 5★s
The Advent of Murder H borrowed from the library, Dale's fault 5★s
Blood Wedding H won in GR Giveaway 4.5★s
The Legacy of Hartlepool Hall T 5★s
For the Term of His Natural Life H from Text 3★s
A Saintly Killing H from the library, Dale's fault, again 5★s
Merry Christmas, Babies T 4★s
The Satanic Mechanic: A Tannie Maria Mystery H 5+++ ★s
Dying: A Memoir H from Text 4.5★s
Rosie Little's Cautionary Tales for Girls T 3.5★s
Time's Long Ruin T 5★s
The Kept Woman H can't resist 5★s +++
Love Letters T 4★s
Sweet, Thoughtful Valentine: An Isabel Dalhousie Story (A Vintage Short Original) H 4★s
Haematemesis: How One Man Overcame a Fear of Things Medical and Learned to Navigate His Way Around Hospital H 5★s
Carrying Albert Home H from the library after Michael's review 4★s
Falling for Her H downloaded after reading Love Letters, what a disappointment 2.5★s
Manhunt T 3★s
Vinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold H reserve came up at the library 5★s
Frontier Incursion H wanted to read Leonie's first book before meeting her 5★s
Unbound H reserve came up at the library 5★s
Cross Kill H reserve came up at the library 3★s
Revisionary H reserve came up at the library 5★s
The Trial H reserve came up at the library 3★s
The Rules of Backyard Cricket H in the mail from Text a big 5★s
Burn T 4★s
The Lesser Bohemians H in the mail from Text 4★s
Family Secrets T 5★s
here endeth the first pile.
16 TBRs, 30 hijackers


message 2: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68403 comments Mod
Good luck Marianne :)


Veronica ⭐️ | 2233 comments Haha Marianne, I like the word hijackers. Good luck with this challenge. Cross Stitch is a big one.


message 4: by Elaine (new)

Elaine | 2001 comments Good idea Marianne and good luck. I think you've gotta watch those hijackers!!! They're sneaky. Cross Stitch is a big read but well worth it IMO. Enjoy. :)


message 5: by Marianne (last edited Jun 18, 2016 11:42AM) (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 7990 comments Mostly, I'm doing this to give my self a sense of achievement as I whittle down the TBR list, millimetre by millimetre...
thanks for your positive comments!


Jülie ☼♄  | 6262 comments Marianne wrote: "Mostly, I'm doing this to give my self a sense of achievement as I whittle down the TBR list, millimetre by millimetre...
thanks for your positive comments!"


....and word by word ;) Good luck Marianne! It does give you a good sense of satisfaction as you make a bit of headway :)


message 7: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3449 comments The Legacy of Hartlepool Hall was good - not as good as Salmon Fishing In The Yemen but still amusing!

I am enjoying succumbing to some hijackers at the moment! So have fun - whatever you read!


message 8: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 7784 comments Sounds like a fun challenge Marianne. Good luck!


message 9: by Marianne (last edited Jan 28, 2017 09:09PM) (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 7990 comments T=actual TBR H=hijackers
the second pile (and any hijackers that insert themselves):
Alert H wanted to read before Chase 3★s
Cat Out of Hell T 4.5★s
The Sugar Planter's Daughter: A beautiful heartbreaking novel of love, loss and hidden tragedy H order came from BD, can't resist! 5★s
Longbourn Revisited H from the author 4★s
Skin Deep H from Publisher, can't resist! 5★s
Chase H reserve @ library 3★s
Choosing Xaverique H from author 4★s
Flesh and Blood T 2★s
Bad Blood H from Publisher, can't resist! 5★s
The Best of Adam Sharp H from Publisher, can't resist! 5★s
Taken Over by the Billionaire T 3★s
The Tea Chest T 3★s
The Schooldays of Jesus H from publisher 3★s
Love Overboard T 3★s
Darktown H won on TRR 5★s
Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End H: a book my cousin gave me to read 5★s
Dear Mr M H from publisher 5★s
The Scholl Case: The Deadly End of a Marriage H from publisher 4★s
Things We Know by Heart H from the library 3★s
Slaughter Park H from the publisher, can't resist 5★s
The Summer that Melted Everything H library reserve 5★s
The Good People H want to read before Lit Lunch a big 5★s
Grey T 2★s
Never Alone H from publisher 5★s
This Must Be the Place H library reserve 5★s
Le Chateau H from the publisher 4★s
From Here to Maternity T 3★s
The Woman Next Door H library reserve 5★s
Signal Loss H from the publisher 5★s
Precious and Grace H library reserve 5★s
The Dyehouse H from the publisher 4★s
The One That Got Away H from the author 4★s
An Encounter at Longbourn H from the author 4★s
Small Great Things H need to read before literary lunch ;) 5★s
Olmec Obituary H from publisher, couldn't resist 4★s
The Bertie Project H library reserve 5★s
Mayan Mendacity H from publisher, couldn't resist 4.5★s
Fearless H won on GR 5★s
The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ Years Old H library reserve 4★s
The Little Hotel H from the publisher 3.5★s
14th Deadly Sin: (Women's Murder Club 14) T 4★s
The Puzzleheaded Girl: Four Novellas H from the publisher 3★s
The Girl in Green H can't resist 5★s
The Night We Met T 4.5★s
The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles H 5★s
The Miracle Adjuster H 3.5★s
The Slow Waltz of Turtles H won on Bookstr 5★s
If on a Winter's Night a Traveller H; recently acquired, been on the wishlist a while.. 2.5★s
Kill the Next One H from the publisher 5★s
The Family Secret H won in GR competition 4.5★s
The Transmigration of Bodies and Signs Preceding the End of the World H 4.5★s
The Heart of Henry Quantum H Library reserve 3.5★s
The Templar's Seduction T 3★s
15th Affair: (Women's Murder Club 15) H recently acquired 4.5★s
Dead Again H from the author a BIG 5★s
Griffith Review 54, Earthly Delights, the Novella Project IV H from the publisher 4.5★s
The Beach at Night H from the publisher 4.5★s
The Red House T 4★s
The Bone Collection H library reserve 5★s
The Chemist H library reserve 5★s
Invisible T 3★s
Smitten T 3.5★s
The Trapeze Act H from the publisher 4★s
The Art of Racing in the Rain T 4.5★s
Revenge of the Tide H from the publisher 4★s
Solitude Creek T 4★s
Truly Madly Guilty H recently acquired 5★s
All Together Dead T 4★s
Sara's Son T 3.5★s
Devour H won in competition 4★s
The Penultimate Peril T 3★s
The Trouble with Henry and Zoe H library reserve 5★s
Wife for Hire T 3★s
Dragonfly in Amber T 5★s
Blood Work H 5★s
Princess T 2★s
Fear H from the publisher 4.5★s
Lucky T 4★s
Hester and Harriet H 5★s
Breakfast at the Hotel Déjà Vu T 5★s
Into the Darkest Corner H 5★s
The Nanny Diaries T 2.5★s
The Baby Gamble T 3★s
Winter Traffic H from the publisher 5 big ★s
The Boy Who Fell To Earth T 3★s
The Rocky Road to Romance T 3★s
Love, Lies and Linguine H from the publisher 5★s
A Spool of Blue Thread T 5★s
Heartless H from the library 5★s
The Case Against Fragrance H from the publisher 5★s
I've Got Your Number T 5★s
here endeth the second pile
28 TBRs 61 Hijackers


message 10: by Leonie (new)

Leonie (leonierogers) | 3110 comments I'm impressed with how you've managed to resist those hijackers! So far....


message 11: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 7990 comments LOL, "so far" is right. Let's see what each pile looks like by the time I'm finished it!


message 12: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 7990 comments I'm planning a visit to the library this week, it'll be Dale's fault!


message 13: by Leonie (new)

Leonie (leonierogers) | 3110 comments Marianne wrote: "I'm planning a visit to the library this week, it'll be Dale's fault!"

Ah, always good to have someone else to blame ;-)


message 14: by Marianne (last edited Jul 16, 2017 12:50PM) (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 7990 comments T=actual TBR H=hijackers
the third pile (and any hijackers that insert themselves):

The Silent Kookaburra H can't resist 4.5★s
Throwim Way Leg T 3.5★s
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer H library reserve 5★s
Human Remains H from the publisher 5★s
From Dead to Worse T 4.5★s
Love in The Age of Drought H 4.5★s
An Uncertain Grace H from the publisher 4.5★s
Perfectly Imperfect: How to Be Imperfect and Remain Lovable T 3★s
The Narrow Road to the Deep North T 4.5★s
The World Made Straight H from the publisher 5★s
Gift Wrap T 5★s
Spook Street H won on Bookstr 5★s
Dead and Gone T 4,5★s
Madame Midas H from the publisher 3.5★s
Dead in the Family T 4.5★s
The Restorer H from the publisher 5★s
Must Love Hellhounds T 4★s
Momo Freaks Out H from the publisher 3.5★s
Death's Excellent Vacation T 4★s
The Understudy T 5★s
A Very Vampire Christmas T 4★s
Sookie Stackhouse Companion T 4★s
Bright Air Black H from the publisher 4.5★s
Dead Reckoning T 4★s
All the Little Liars H reserve at library 5★s
If I Had a Hammer T 5★s
The Lost Book of the Grail H from the publisher 5★s
Deadlocked T 4★s
Night Swimming H from the publisher 5★s
Playing Possum T 5★s
The Missing Pieces of Us H GR win 4.5★s
Dead Ever After T 3.5★s
Cooee H from the publisher 5★s
Love Returned 3★s
Slow Horses H from the library 5 big ★s
The Starlings H from the publisher 5★s
The Keeper of Lost Causes H from the library 5★s
The Shadow Land H from the publisher 5★s
Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought H Bookstr win 5★s
The Trivia Man H from the library 5★s
A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald H want to read before author event 4.5★s
Fatal Crossing H from the publisher 5★s
The Woolgrower’s Companion H looked good5★s
Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy H from the publisher 3★s
The Only Girl in the World: A Memoir H from the publisher 5★s
Dead Lions H from the library 5★s
The Hot Guy H from the publisher 4★s
The End T 3★s
A Distant View of Everything H library reserve 5★s
Storyland H library reserve 5★s
The Devil and Miss Prym T 2.5★s
Love in a Nutshell T 3★s
Ballad for a Mad Girl H from the publisher 5★s
Theo: A Novella T 5★s
The Chosen H library reserve 4.5★s
Still Life with Tornado H from the publisher 5★s
The List: A Novella H just cos I wanna 5★s
To Become a Whale H won 5★s
The End of the Day H library reserve 5★s
Strange the Dreamer H library reserve 5★s
The Last Garden H from the publisher 4.5★s
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story H won 4★s
Voyager T 5★s
Some Tests H from the publisher 4★s
Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and The Mystery of Consciousness H from the publisher 4.5★s
The Second Lie T 3★s
Judy and Punch T 4★s
Journey to Munich H library borrow 5★s
A Lifetime and Beyond T 4★s
The Recorded Poems Of Och Aye The G’Nu H won 4★s
Much Ado at Longbourn H 3.5★s
Prince Harry Boy to Man: A Novel H from the author 4★s
Last Breath H couldn't resist 5★s
The Defence H 4★s
The Marsh King's Daughter H won 5★s
Marsh and Me H from the publisher 5★s
Already Dead H wanted to read before get together 5★s
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine H library reserve 5★s
The Student H from the publisher 4★s
How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You H 3★s
The Secret Son T 3.5★s
Himself H on the strength of Phrynne's review 4.5★s
The Crying Place H won 4.5★s
Jinx H from the author 4★s
The Little Friend T 5★s
Pachyderm The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre H won 3.5★s
The Last Year of Being Single T 2★s
And Fire Came Down H from the publisher 5★s
Twenties Girl T *currently reading*
29 TBR 61 Hijackers


message 15: by Marianne (last edited Dec 08, 2017 01:28AM) (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 7990 comments Now that I am finally reading the last book in the first pile, the space that pile took can be occupied by the second pile, etc, so here is the 4th pile:
T=actual TBR H=hijackers
the fourth pile (and any hijackers that insert themselves):

Joe Cinque's Consolation Tn 4.5★s
Time to Let Go T 4★s
On the Java Ridge H from the publisher, can't resist 5 big ★s
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things H library reserve 5★s
Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash H from the publisher 3.5★s
Greatest Hits H library reserve 5★s
A Thousand Paper Birds H won/couldn't resist 5★s
The Scandal H library reserve 4.5★s
T.L.C. T 3★s
The Plea T 4★s
The Twentieth Man H won 4★s
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness H library reserve 4★s
Twins H from the publisher 4★s
Understory: a life with trees H library reserve 4★s
Jakob Wywialowski and the Angels H cos I wanna 5★s
Wilder Country H from the publisher 5★s
Requiem for a Bookshop H cos I wanna 5★s
The Night Bookmobile H reread
Two Nights H library reserve 5★s
Moths of the New World H just discovered 5★s
The Last Year Of Being Married T 2.5★s
The Choke H won 5★s
The Book of Dirt H from the publisher 4★s
Here and Gone H library reserve 5★s
Love Without Reason T 4★s
On The Job H from the author 5★s
Beautiful Mess H from the publisher 4.5★s
After the Pemberley Ball H from the author 3★s
The Music Shop H library reserve 5★s
Beautiful Messy Love H 4.5★s
The Text H 3★s
Write About Me H library reserve 4★s
A Gentleman in Moscow H library reserve 5★s
Found H won 4★s
The Good Daughter H library reserve 5★s+++
Two Steps Forward H from the publisher 5★s
How to Stop Time H library reserve 5★s
Dirty Old Man H 3★s
I Know a Secret H library reserve 5★s
An Auspicious Day in Derbyshire H 3.5★s
The Good Teacher H library reserve 5★s
The Last Hours H won 5★s
The Life to Come H won 4★s
The Stranger H from the publisher a big 5★s
The Dark Lake H 5★s
A Word If You Please H 4★s
Montana Man T 4★s
The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club H a big 5★s
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore H library reserve another big 5★s
Flights H 3★s
The Woman in the Window H 5★s
Standard Deviation H 4.5★s
Under the Cold Bright Lights H 5 BIG ★s!!!
Taming Toxic People: The Science of Identifying and Dealing with Psychopaths at Work at Home H 4.5★s
Sherlock Holmes: The Australian Casebook H 3.5★s
The Accident on the A35 H 5★s
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk H 4★s
The Ballad of Banjo Crossing H 5★s
MatchUp H 4★s
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death H 4.5★s
The White Boy Shuffle H 3.5★s
The Reminders H 5★s
Escape from Passing Winds H 4★s
White Hot Holidays Volume 1 T 3★s
The Paris Wedding H 4.5★s
These Dividing Walls H 4.5★s
Her H 5★s
The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau H 5★s
Clinch H 5★s
A Time of Love and Tartan: A 44 Scotland Street Novel H 5★s
The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster H 4★s
The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr H 5★s
Down for the Count H 5★s
The House of Unexpected Sisters H 5★s
Uncommon Type: Some Stories H 5★s
Odd Child Out H 5★s
SOLD H 3★s
Sleep Like a Baby H 5★s
Hangman H ^currently reading^
First Grave on the Right H
Tuff H
Red Sister H
Blackwater Moon T
The Liar T
Cross the Line: T
Terms & Conditions T
The CrossingT
Saints at the RiverT
The Falls T
The Beatrice Letters T
Tricky Twenty-Two T
Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All T
The Winner Stands Alone T
Lord John and the Hellfire Club T
Light Shining In The Forest T
Lord John and the Private Matter T
Past the Shallows T
The Alphabet of Light and Dark T
The Goldfinch T
Me Before You T

21 TBR Hijackers


message 16: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 7990 comments well, it seems pretty obvious now that I am quite unable to resist those hijackers! so far 53 Hijackers inserted in between the original 24 TBR books in pile number 2

Pile number 1 wasn't quite so bad: 30 Hijackers in to the original 16 TBR titles.....


message 17: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 7990 comments No way I'll finish pile number 2 this year, but I might try to get it done by the end of Feb 2017, depending on how many more Hijackers insert themselves, LOL


message 19: by Stef (new)

Stef Rozitis LOL what a good idea. I must do something similar


message 20: by Marianne (last edited Jan 30, 2017 09:57PM) (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 7990 comments Of course, you see how difficult I find it to limit myself to just the TBR books, LOL


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