Who doesn’t love some good number crunching on the weekend?
This week, Husband accused me of having too many books (whatever that means), so I decided some organising was in order. Turns out, he might have a point.
My Current TBR- 300 books (yes, you read that right)
Physical Books: I have 114 unread physical books on my (very beautiful) bookshelf. I have 2 more books on order and since one of those is part of a buy one get one half-price deal, there’s a good chance that my shelf will be up to 117 by next week.
E-books: Usually I ignore these. When I was in the depths of my post-natal mental health issues, I spent many nights wide awake downloading some seriously strange free e-books. This week, I have sorted them out. After removing all those I will never read and archiving the ones I have read and want to keep, I have 172 on my Kindle TBR. And right after I finished this, my kindle died. So, that’s nice.
Advanced Review Copies: I have 6 currently on my list and one more on the way.
Library Books: Because apparently it’s not enough that I buy ALL the books, I also have to borrow them all. I have 7 library books. Bringing my overall total to a deliciously neat 300 books.
Goodreads Bookbuster Challenge
This is a group challenge for the Goodreads group I’m in. Designed like the Blockbuster board and you read books whose author’s name starts with the letter in the block – completing a row or line, or, if you have issues with over-committing as I do, the entire grid.
Number of books I committed to: 28
Number of books I’ve read: 21
Thoughts: I’m quite pleased with this, although some of the 7 I have left to read are the tricky letters (and suggestions for letters V, U, Z, O, I, D and Y would be great).
Goodreads Number Challenge
Another group challenge where we read two books of our own choosing with a number in the title and one group read.
Number of books I committed to: 3
Number of books I’ve read: 0
Thoughts: Clearly, this one isn’t going so well, but also it only started this week.
Overall Goodreads Challenge
Number of books I committed to: 120
Number of books I’ve read: 62
Thoughts: I’m one book ahead of schedule, so I’m happy with this. It looks like I finally set myself a sensible target.
I’m pretty happy with where I’m at in my challenges, but I clearly have a book buying problem. So…*deep breath* I am going on a self-enforced book buying ban. Sensible people start this at the beginning of a calendar month and end it at the end. I’m not sensible. I’m starting my book buying ban today and I will not be buying any more books until after my surgery on 22nd August. So, it’s a little over a month. Husband will be thrilled.
This only applies to buying books though. It doesn’t mean I won’t be requesting more ARCs, entering giveaways or visiting the library. Just so Husband doesn’t get any crazy ideas.