Y’all know I’ve been on a mission this fall: defeat the TBR mountain. I went on a book buying ban with 10 item loophole. You’ve been incredibly supportive, giving me props for avoiding the “Giant Library Book Sale” and that one time I went on a no-book-buying streak for like 23 days and it was awesome. Because you’ve been great, I think you should get to know how I’m doing:
The Book Buying Ban 2013 – 10 Book Loophole
- The Burning Sky – purchased on October 1, ending the aforementioned streak. Haven’t read it yet.
- Emerald Green (Ruby Red #3) – pretty good, satisfying conclusion to the series.
- Allegiant (Divergent #3) – not yet released
- World After (Penryn #2) – not yet released
Seriously considering: Just One Year by Gayle Forman and Golden by Jessi Kirby but I’m going to see if the library can hook me up once I’m a little further through my TBR.
TBR Pile status: 41
Now, I often use random.org to decide what to tackle next. But when the Internet decrees I should read something I don’t want, I cheat and click the number generator again and again until I get something good. Then I started thinking: if there are books I’m dreading, that I bought 5+ years ago and don’t care about, there’s no book person law requiring me to read them. So I’ve donated 4 books out of the pile to the library.
From now until the end of the year, I’m in full-on TBR Madness mode. That image you see above? That’s my actual physical TBR shelf. We’ve got 71 days until the end of the year, and I want to get at least 20 of these books read by then.
I’ll check in and let you know my progress on Sundays! If you want to join me, I’ll be using the hashtag #TBRMadness on Twitter. If your own pile is out of control and you want some support, we can defeat our piles together. I can’t think of a better way to start the new year than to relieve the mental burden of a bursting TBR shelf, can you?