After all the fun and pure chaos of a family Christmas celebration around here I took a few minutes to scroll through my Kindle. I wasn’t liking that number of books that was on my device so I thought I’d just move those books around because I know I’m famous for not removing a book from the Kindle when I’ve finished it. A habit I need to break! Anyway, by the time (several hours later) that I had moved titles to the cloud, gotten the ARCs that I read long, long ago off of the Kindle I had made a shocking discovery. I buy books. I buy a lot of books that I haven’t read. What’s wrong with me??
Well, I don’t think I’m alone because when visiting other blogs I see a lot of talk about TBR piles, but really we talk about those piles of books but we get caught up in new releases, review request deadlines and such … and that pile becomes a hill of books, then soon enough a total mountain of doom pile of books. So yeah. Time to do something about that.
So I decided to join in on a fun challenge. It’s the 2018 Beat The Backlist Challenge hosted by NovelKnight. That link will take you to the sign-up, information page. It’s a simple Challenge, no hoops to jump through, you make your own goals and you decide how involved with the activities you have the time for. It runs from January 1, 2018 until the end of the year, and only books (even re-reads) that were published before 2018 count. Super easy, I can do that.
I’d like to knock off 20 books from my TBR pile this year. I think that’s reasonable considering how quickly I can read, and my annoyance at buying books and not reading them immediately. So, over the next twelve months I can get that pile of lonely books whittled down a bit and if I do more, that’s awesome – not all are very long books – if not then at least it’s a start.
How about you? How’s your pile of unread books growing? Go ahead, click that link and check out the 2018 Beat The Backlist Challenge. If nothing else – you’ll have a bit of fun, and who doesn’t enjoy that?
And I am now officially a Dewey Dragons team member. Whooo Hoooo. I happen to adore dragons 🙂