A few months back I had the fortune of trying to add more books to by TBR shelves while first hearing about the Women’s Prison Book Project. I purged a bunch of paperbacks and craft books (I realized I am probably not going to spin my own wool) and sent them on their way.
During this time I also donated some new books to my library and dropped off some used books for my county’s Historical Society book sale.
It was a win/win. I got more space on my shelves and some great causes got some great books.
But I still have A LOT of books hanging around the house to read. 150 to be exact. That is not counting the 7 or so books I ordered over the weekend. I am talking about just hardcover/paperback. After realizing that I have 57 un-listened audio I decided to not to think about my unread ebooks. I don’t think I have picked up my ereader in months.
Luckily, Andi came up with a great idea. I no-rules #readyourowndamnbooks challenge for 2016. Challenge may even be too strong of a word, it is a concerted effort to read down your stack and hopefully get rid of some book clutter.
My ‘rules’ for this challenge:
- Read from my own library more than my town’s library. I have been hitting my library hard, which is good, but that means that my own books are getting set aside to keep up with due dates. It is time to swap that.
- Get caught up on my Audible stack. I have been putting these books on the back burner for Overdrive and Scribd. It it time to swap that too, and since I listened to lots of audio this should not be a problem.