Getting through my TBR III || #theunreadshelfproject

Processed with MOLDIV

Although you guys see a book haul pop up on my blog at least once a month, I’m still on a book buying ban. The main focus of my book buying ban was to read more books than I bought. I have to say: it’s going great so far!

The “rules” 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

These “rules” have changed slightly over time. I don’t really buy new books anymore – only ones I’ve been looking forward to reading for a longer time or that were released and I wanted to read asap! I also am a little more critical when it comes to accepting ARC’s and review copies of books.

I still need to donate about 50 books to charity. I know which ones I want to donate, but I just forget about actually bringing them to charity/thrift shops!

So, now onto the more important part of this book buying ban: lowering my TBR with at least 50 books, either by reading them, or deciding not to read them at all. At this exact moment, I have 86 books on my TBR-shelf on Goodreads. I started this year with about 130 books on my TBR, so I’ve lowered it with 44 books already. Only 6 to go! I think I’ll be able to have done so by the end of the year!

You can find my original post with more information on #theunreadshelfproject (a hashtag by Whitney from @theunreadshelf) over *here*, 4 reasons behind my longer book buying ban over *here* and another update on my book buying ban over *here*.

Are you currently on a book buying ban? How’s it going so far? Or are book buying bans not really your thing? 😏

11 thoughts on “Getting through my TBR III || #theunreadshelfproject

  1. I’m realising more and more that I shouldn’t probably give myself a ban! Moved into a new house, with more shelf space, and went a bit crazy… at what point did you realise it was time to stop for a while? 😂 it’s actually an addiction!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I think it was when I ran out of shelf space and still bought new books which I probably wouldn’t read any time soon 😂 I realised I bought books purely because I wanted to have them, and actually reading them kind of became a second priority 🙈 It was quite hard, because it really felt like an addiction 😱

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I’m not really on a book-buying ban, but I am (generally) on a series-starting ban. The reason is that when you finish a standalone, there goes a book off your TBR. But when you finish the first book in a series, you often take it off your TBR just to put the second on, so you’ve gotten nowhere. So I tend towards completing series I’ve already started and reading standalones — I can’t remember the last time I started a series, to be honest.

    Eleanor | On the Other Side of Reality


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s