2015,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

Reading Down My TBR Pile

I’m a bookworm. No surprise to anyone who reads that I know.

I have hundreds of physical books, three overflowing bookcases and more with no where to put them. I have hundreds of ebooks as well. Not to mention the 60 or so audiobooks I have on Audible. And I probably have 200 books that I’ve never read.  It’s a guess and it may be more but I doubt it’s very much less.

I really need to get my TBR pile under control. Really. Getting to the end of it is basically impossible it’s so bad. But what I thought would be possible is a deadline before which I can’t buy or request any more books.  I’ll check in here each week and let you know how reading down my TBR is going, what I’ve read that week etc.

Lately I’ve been reading Appleby Farm by Cathy Bramley. It’s being released in a monthly sections. And I love it. But each section leaves me really wanting more. So I’ve decided to skip buying Part 3 when it comes out in April and buy parts 3 and 4 (the final part) at the same time when it comes out.  So I have set my realistic deadline as 7th May as Amazon tells me that is when part 4 comes out.. I’d really like to leave it until the beginning of June however.

Being that I started thinking about this on my way back from Sainsburys earlier, decided that it would OK to go on NetGalley and see if The Love Shack by Jane Costello was available for review but only that – and discovered that it was and so was a new book  by Lisa Genova who I love and requested that too, it’s not off to a great start and I doubt I can last until June.  But it doesn’t really count as derailing before it started because I hadn’t blogged about it yet.

I think my reading will probably focus on books that are on the 1001 books you must read before you die list because one of my goals for this year was to hit 200 books read from the list and it’s looking unlikely unless I put some serious effort in.

So here’s to reading down my TBR pile – are you joining me?

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