This got me thinking about how many unread books I have on my shelves. I knew I had quite a few and when I got to 100 I stopped counting. But I knew I needed a reality check and therefore sat down and made myself count ALL of my unread books. After counting every single book, I was all
Do you know how many I had? The number has since changed...keep reading to see how. I had 310 unread books on my shelves. In which I was more like
I'm so embarrassed. And ashamed. And overwhelmed. And sorry to my books.
How did this happen?!
Here are some reasons I think grows my tbr/hinders me from reading books on my shelves:
- I am constantly checking out books from the library and those books get priority reading-time because I have to return them within a certain amount of time, therefore I'm reading more books from the library than my own shelves.
- There are SO many good books to read. I already limit myself on the books that I buy, making sure to only buy the ones that I know I will love.
- I am a sucker for coupons and good book deals. Most of my books were bought at discount prices and library sales.
- My own personal goal is to have a little library of my own someday. Why not start building it up now with good deals and good books?
- I've had review books that have taken a priority over the books that I already own on my shelves.
So what did I do about it. I went through a major culling of my shelves. I cleared out 113 books. These are books that I was iffy about reading and knew I could get them from the library if I still wanted to read them. I had to seriously buckle myself down and say are you going to read this within the next year? Would you read this right now if you could? If you read it, do you think you would love it? Would you be okay with getting it from the library? After drilling myself through, and spending the whole day in anxiety, I pulled out 113 books to get rid of. I let my sisters pick through them (I can always borrow them if I want to read them:) ) The rest will be donated or sold.