#StartOnYourShelfathon TBR

Is your TBR threatening to murder you in your sleep?

Are you scared of looking at your unread books in the eye?

I have a solution for you, join the #StartOnYourShelfathon like I am doing!


What is #StartOnYourShelfathon?

#StartOnYourShelfathon is a 2020 star-themed readathon hosted and run by CW from The Quiet Pond. The aim of #StartOnYourShelfathon is to read as many unread books on your bookshelf as you can between December 13th 2019 and December 31st 2020.

#StartOnYourShelfathon isn’t an ordinary readathon too! The mascot of #StartOnYourShelfathon is Castor the Star Collector who is also a sloth friend of The Quiet Pond, who has lost all the stars he has collected over the years and needs your help to find them again.

For every book that you read as part of #StartOnYourShelfathon, you collect a star that you can add the star to your ‘star map’. Read books, collect stars, give yourself an amateur star-collector name, and create constellations! You can read Castor’s story and find information about and resources for the readathon here.

Information about Joining #StartOnYourShelfathon

  1. Join the StartOnYourShelfathon anytime between Dec 13th 2019 to Dec 31st 2020!
  2. To join #StartOnYourShelfathon, create a blog post, bookstagram post, booktube video, Twitter thread, or whatever medium you wish, with ‘#StartOnYourShelfathon’ in the title or your tweet.
  3. In your post/video/thread, announce that you will be participating in the readathon. List your readathon goals and the books you plan to read! (Post templates and readathon banners can be found in the readathon resources below!)
  4. Link back to this post so that others can find this readathon and join in.

Share your updates on your blog/bookstagram/booktube and social media. You are more than welcome to tag @thequietpond on Twitter in all your updates! We would love to see your progress and your star maps – in-progress and completed!


My #StartOnYourShelfathon Goals

  1. My #StartOnYourShelfathon goal is to read every single book that I have on my bookshelf. This is including the books that I have had on my bookshelf up till the 13th of December.
  2. My #StartOnYourShelfathon goal is to read three classics that I have on my bookshelf.
  3. My #StartOnYourShelfathon goal is to read all 2020 releases that I get on my physical TBR in addition to the list of books I’ve made down below


I’ll be filling out this star map for the readathon 🙂

My #StartOnYourShelfathon TBR

Books on my physical TBR:

  1. The Book Thief
  2. ‌How To Stop Time
  3. ‌Of Curses and Kisses
  4. ‌Safe House
  5. ‌Wayward Son
  6. ‌Spin the Dawn
  7. ‌The Book of Chocolate Saints
  8. ‌Passengers
  9. ‌Macbeth
  10. ‌Othello
  11. ‌The Quiet At The End of The World
  12. ‌On the Come Up
  13. ‌The Casual Vacancy
  14. ‌The House of Silk
  15. ‌Empire of Sand
  16. ‌Latitudes of Longing
  17. ‌Starcursed
  18. ‌Matched
  19. ‌The Night Stalker
  20. ‌Red Turban White Horse
  21. ‌Defending Jacob
  22. ‌Robinson Crusoe
  23. ‌I Am The Messenger
  24. ‌All the Lives We Never Lived
  25. ‌Half the Night Is Gone
  26. ‌Jane Eyre
  27. ‌Wuthering Heights
  28. ‌Tales of Mystery and Imagination
  29. ‌A Matter of Honour
  30. ‌Mirage
  31. ‌The Tenant if Wildfell Hall
  32. ‌The Night Stalker
  33. ‌Pride and Prejudice
  34. ‌Jurassic Park
  35. ‌Keepers of the Kalachakra
  36. ‌Hold Back the Stars
  37. ‌Grace and Fury
  38. ‌Govinda
  39. ‌The Snow Child
  40. ‌Violets Are Blue


Books on my e-book TBR:

  1. Harley In The Sky
  2. Starfish
  3. Esme’s Gift
  4. The Girls Weekend
  5. After She Wrote Him

Plus all 2020 releases I buy physical copies of.

So you can probably see that I have a super ambitious TBR to tackle here but go big or go home, right?


Join #StartOnYourShelfathon!

If you want to join #StartOnYourShelfathon, you can read more information in the readathon information post at The Quiet Pond.


How do you try to tackle your unending TBR?

Are you taking part in #StartOnYourShelfathon too? If yes tell me what your goals are! If not, why so?

Do you think I’ll be able to finish all these books on my TBR or is it too ambitious?


5 thoughts on “#StartOnYourShelfathon TBR

  1. I’m sobbing, I have 87 books on my TBR to get through and I don’t know how I’m going to get through them all hahaha but I’ll be taking part in this! My goals and TBR post won’t be up until Jan though haha, good luck on tackling your TBR lovely and may the odds be in our favour. (otherwise our TBR’s will crush us!)

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  2. wow, I was already signed up for #StartOnYourShelfathon but that intro has me feeling attacked, Charvi 😜 I’m aiming for 10 owned-TBR books per month, which is approximately the number of books I’ve been getting through per month – though I’m counting ARCs and DNFs toward the readathon, so that helps!

    you’ve got lots of great titles on your TBR – Jane Eyre is one of my favorite classics, and I loved The Book Thief and Spin the Dawn. hope you enjoy them too, and best of luck with the readathon!

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    • Ooh wow that’s a lot of books too!

      Oh yes, I read Jane Eyre way back in 8th grade and absolutely loved it. But it’s been so long I have literally no memory of that book at all 🙈

      Good luck to you with this challenge!

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