I have recently realised that I have a crap tonne of unread books on my shelves and I think I need to do something about that. So what I have decided to do is post every month about the exact number of unread books I currently own and you guys get to yell at me if it has gone up.
My current stats are: 187 total unread books
Split into: 145 physical books and 40 ebooks.
My goal: 10 books.
And I’m going to reduce this by:
Not buying so many books
Kind of an obvious one to start with. My whole problem is I’m buying more books in a month than what I’m reading. During the summer I committed to buying 1 book for every 3 books I read and that seemed to work really well so I will start that again.
Request less books on Netgalley
This is the really big one. Not that I have been requesting many books on Netgalley, the problem is I don’t read/review all the books I get so then end up sitting on my Kindle for months and months.
Not get caught up in hype
This is one of the big problems about book blogs/ book tube. Sometimes there is a book everyone starts talking about and you feel you need to read it because everyone else is reading it. I really try to not get caught up in all the hype but it has happened a few times this year that I’ve bought a book purely because everyone is talking about it.
Get rid of unwanted books
I don’t mind donating or selling my unwanted books. I do a big unhaul at the start of every year. But I usually like to finish the book before I get rid of it which means I have many half finished books that I don’t particularly like and also don’t want to get rid of because I haven’t finished them.
I haven’t been doing my usually monthly wrap ups for a while now since I hadn’t been reading much over the summer. But I am bringing them back and will be changing up the format slightly. I’ll still do my book reviews but I’m going to do a mini wrap up of what happened on the blog and in my life and as part of that will update on how my TBR is getting on. Hopefully.
If anyone else wants to join in you totally should. Let me know in the comments.