At the start of this year I made myself the promise, a New Year’s resolution if you will, to buy less books and eventually read all the books on my TBR. My TBR consists only of books I own, on my ereader or on my physical shelves. Since we’re now halfway through the year I though it’d be fun to look at how many books I have purchased and my progress overall!
The “rules” I made up for myself were:
- Read at least 50 books of my TBR in 2018
- Allow myself to buy one new book for every five I read
- Get a library card!
- Donate books to charity shops
- Read/buy more ebooks
- Bring my TBR jar back to life
Two of these “rules” (“library card” and “read/buy more ebooks”) are actually for the time after I have read a major part of my TBR, and that hasn’t really happened yet. However, I started the year with around 130 unread books, and now I have about 100, either because I read them, or because I decided that they’re not worth my time. So, I have now crossed off about 30 books from my TBR. If I go on like this, I will have read 50 books from my TBR by the end of the year! Also: I recently scrolled through my TBR shelf on Goodreads and found out I’ve only bought ten books this year, so far.Ten books in 7 months is amazing in my humble opinion!
Just to be clear, I have read about 50 books this year, but because I have received and bought books my TBR has not decreased by 50 books – only 30 so far. I hope this post wasn’t too messy 😂