Hello everyone — Happy Thursday!
Throughout 2018 I focused on clearing out my To-Be Read (TBR) list on Goodreads, but I never focused on reading the books that were located physically on my shelves at home. Other than reading 30+ books this year, my biggest goal is to focus on reading books that I have owned for at least a year. For my own accountability, I have developed a list of 12 books for this year that I must read before the end of the month that is listed.
There Will Be Stars by Billy Coffey (January) — It’s been started!
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (February)
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (March)
Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult (April)
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugendies (May)
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (June)
Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After by Heather Harpham (July)
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (August)
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (September)
Bone Machine by Martyn Waites (October)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (November)
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Steig Larsson (December)
I figure that I will read way more than these 12 books from my personal bookshelf this year; but honestly… who knows. Last year I read a measly six books that I physically owned, so this is the year to do better.
I know that in 2019 my TBR list will grow, but at the same time I want my physically owned TBR list to shrink significantly. I hope that by prioritizing this goal, it will actually get accomplished.
- Do you prioritize library books over books you already own?
- Do you make a reading schedule for yourself to figure out when to read your ARCs vs your library books vs your owned books?