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*.