OWNtober tag TBR

I didn’t finish my TBR list from September, I had 4 books planned and read only 2, plus  manga, graphic novels, webtoons (more than my usual daily doses) and some other books that were not on the list.

Do I rebel against my self inflicted limitations?

Am I leaving the best for the last and then I run out of time?

Overoptimistic and believe I can do it all?

Who knows but, lucky me, I read Misty’s post (mistysbookspace) and that saved me from writing an awkward wrap up with 2 books and a dissertation about procrastination and other demons. I have several books that I have started but never finished, so OWNtober tag it is!


  • Post a blogpost saying you’ll be joining me in my battle against the ever-growing physical TBR-piles and pingback to this post.
  • Share your list of all the books you own and then decide which ones you’re going to read first.
  • If you can’t figure out a sequence for yourself, you can always start a poll and let others help you out!
  • If you’re sharing your updates on social media, use #OWNtober so we can follow up on each other!


Inktober meets OWNtober

Following the Inktober* spirit, I am going to read some of my art books. I have looked at the drawing examples countless times but never actually read anything from them. I just touch the pages and pretend I will suck the anatomy knowledge through my fingers. So, I’m doing both, reading and drawing. Norwegian Wood and The Art Spirit (the first one a novel from my September TBR, the second one a compilation of Henri’s beliefs and theories about art) feel like a good transition towards the last 3 books which will get more practical.

In reading order


  1. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  2. The Art Spirit by Robert Henri
  3. How to Draw What You See by Rudy De Reyna
  4. Figure Drawing for all it’s worth by Andrew Loomis
  5. Mastering Manga by Mark Crilley


*Inktober is an ink drawing challenge that started back in 2009.


About Alicia

I enjoy sharing my love for good books with other people. I wish you can find the type of books meant for you. Art is my passion. Both activities allow me to travel to imaginary places, learn, grow and share my journey with others. Feel free to join me, I love company.


  1. I’m glad I was able to help. So glad you decided to join in on OWNtober.


  2. Yay! Glad you’re joining AND even giving it an original twist as well. Love seeing that. 😀
    I suck at drawing – doesn’t matter what it is. Honestly, the only thing I can still draw is half a dolphin and that’s only because I had to draw it a million times about 13 years ago, haha.


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