Finally, a challenge that is actually fun!
I have a big TBR problem. It started in 2011 and basically chronicles my unhealthy relationship with money and stuff. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I adore books. Both because of their contents and as objects. They are a symbol of sanctuary and comfort for me. But I own so many of them without having read them, which has been driving me bonkers for some years. Three, to be exact.
So here is this list of my TBR as it stands now.
From 2010: 1
From 2011: 7
From 2012: 22
From 2013: 40
From 2014: 64
From 2015: 21
The number is in a way a relief to me because it hasn’t been this low since 2011. And still it has got to go. The hard rule is not to buy any new book until that number is zero. Of course, life will happen and people will gift me books or I will buy one or two most anticipated releases for my birthday or I will have to get a hold on in-between-books to finish the sequels that are on the list. But the general rule is still not to buy any.
The list is called TBR of No Regret because I have already cut out the books that I don’t necessarily have the desire to read anymore. I will continue to give them away or sell them off but most of them will be read by me because there are really, really good books on that list.
How long will it take me? I reckon two years if I am optimistic; but since there are complex and time-consuming books on the list as well, I probably should adjust my fiction-reading pace. I can’t exactly spit out an estimate quite yet – but I definitely will be able to by the end of the year!