SuB_LogoSuBsalabim [SuB = the German acronym for TBR pile & Simsalabim = another German word for abracadabra] is a TBR challenge a couple of friends and I started in 2016. Every month, we do rounds in picking books from the respective TBR piles for each other so that we all end up with a monthly TBR of three books. The goal is to read as many of these as possible during the month to score points. We do this in order to read books that are not necessarily on top of our TBR lists even though they are on our TBR piles. It’s fun. And I always fail horribly in keeping up.

Alex’s Pick Andrea’s Pick Eva’s Pick Steffi’s Pick Isi’s Pick Points
Jan With the Fire on High A Winter’s Promise Sword of Destiny 2
Feb Im Schatten des Dämons Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know Come On In 4
Mar If I Tell You the Truth To Kill a Kingdom Die unendliche Geschichte 3.5
Apr The Hidden Girl and Other Stories This Light Between Us Void Black Shadow 1
May Clanlands Crooked Kingdom A Pho Love Story 1
Jun These Violent Delights The Vanishing Game Belgravia 0
Jul The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Lovely War 1
Aug Winter’s Orbit Wicked Fox
Sep XOXO The Sea of Monsters
Oct A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Girls of Paper and Fire
Nov Iron Widow Always and Forever, Lara Jean


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Only participated in the first half of 2020. It got a bit too much in-between the things I had to read for work and my general tbr list, so I wanted some time to try to catch up. Didn’t quite work out but I did indeed manage to finish a couple of past picks.

Alex’s Pick Andrea’s Pick Eva’s Pick Steffi’s Pick Isi’s Pick Points
Jan The Hazel Wood Middlegame Winter Rose 3
Feb Because You Love to Hate Me Entwined The Diary of a Bookseller 4
Mar Craic Baby The Flight of the Silvers I Was Here 2
Apr The Fifth Season Red, White & Royal Blue Six of Crows 0.5
May Ein Pony müßt’ man haben The Calculating Stars This Is How You Lose the Time War 1.5
Jun White Fox Scythe Uncommon Criminals 1.5


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Alex’s Pick Andrea’s Pick Eva’s Pick Steffi’s Pick Isi’s Pick Points
Jan How to Be Irish
Armada The Crown’s Game 4
Feb Tyler Johnson Was Here Soundless The Lightning Thief 4
Mar All the Birds in the Sky The Dark Days Club The Lost & Found 3.5
Apr Goth Girl and the Mouse Renegades We Were Liars 3.5
May The Immortalists Wicked Saints Fire and Thorns 4
Jun First & Then The Sin Eater’s Daughter The Buried Giant 4
Jul Watch Us Rise Leviathan All the Crooked Saints 1
Aug Leia: Prinzessin von Alderaan Love & Gelato Hold Back the Stars 1
Sep That Inevitable Victorian Thing Summer of Salt Tales from Watership Down 1
Oct Beren and Lúthien Partials So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish 2
Nov Unearthly Falling Kingdoms Heist Society 0.5
Dec Die Gabe des Winters Girls Made of Snow and Glass Spinning Silver 0.5


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Alex’s Pick Andrea’s Pick Eva’s Pick Steffi’s Pick Isi’s Pick Points
Jan Die Geisterseher
Heartless Burial Rites 0.5
Feb When Dimple Met Rishi
Written in the Stars Wonders of the Invisible World
Mar Dingle Peggy Midnight at the Electric The Indigo Spell 0.5
Apr A Berlin Love Song Invisible Planets Life, the Universe and Everything 4
May All Our Yesterdays Revolution Dear Martin 4
Jun The Ship Beyond Time Out of the Easy Every Falling Star 4
Jul Nocturna: Die Nacht der gestohlenen Schatten Everything All at Once Tell the Wolves I’m Home 0.5
Aug Other Words for Love Cavaliersreise The Wide Window 4
Sep Space Opera The Rabbit Back Literature Society The Female of the Species 3.5
Oct And I Darken Prince of Thorns Easy 2.5
Nov P.S. I Still Love You Far from You Die seufzende Wendeltreppe 1.5
Dec The Way Past Winter The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily Since We Last Spoke 4


Other Words for Love Cavaliersreise: Die Bekenntnisse eines Gentlemans The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #3)
Space Opera The Rabbit Back Literature Society The Female of the Species
And I Darken (The Conqueror's Saga, #1) Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1) Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1)

Alex’s Pick Andrea’s Pick Eva’s Pick Steffi’s Pick Isi’s Pick Points
Jan Wonder Ready Player One Bloodlines The Winner’s Curse 5
Feb Sommer voller Schatten Coraline An Abundance of Katherines The Vanishing Season 4.5
Mar A Gathering of Shadows A Conjuring of Light A Darker Shade of Magic Paris, du und ich 1
Apr Lirael The Girl from Everywhere Zweilicht Tinder 2.5
May The Restaurant at the End of the Universe This Shattered World A Court of Mist and Fury Ascheherz 1.5
Jun Gemina The Star-Touched Queen Der Glanz des Mondes The Golden Lily 5
Jul Looking for Alibrandi Gefahr auf Sable Island Grave Mercy Salt to the Sea Red Queen 5
Aug The Dark Horse The Shadow Queen The Invisible Library The Raven Boys Three Dark Crowns 2
Sep Was ein Pferd nicht alles kann Ultraviolet Manners & Mutiny On the Fence The Song of Achilles 5
Oct Every Heart a Doorway Deception’s Princess The River of No Return Laura und das Labyrinth des Lichts Norse Mythology 2.5
Nov The Secret Garden Mondprinzessin The Winner’s Crime Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone The Light Between Oceans 3
Dec The Twistrose Key Breadcrumbs Grimm What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas 1.5


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The Twistrose Key Breadcrumbs Grimm









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