As you may or may not know, last year I was on a pretty strict buying ban. A buying ban that has to continue on into 2015.
Unfortunately, I now need to save my money for boring, responsible adult things. So no books for me
(excluding those new books in series I am very invested in or authors I love… Which is pretty much any and all Maggie Stiefvater and Sarah J Maas and I JUST REMEMBERED MARIA V SNYDER HAS A NEW STUDY BOOK COMING OUT.) Well, I have to at least try to resist. My rule is try library first and if I’m not lucky and my library continues to suck then I need to work my butt off and earn that book. Or con Mum into bribing me with it.
In an effort to actually convince myself that sticking with the ban is a super good idea, I’ve joined a challenge! This challenge is being hosted by ChapterBreak and Second Run Reviews. The whole point is to face the greatest challenge known to bookworms everywhere: resist the new pretties in stores and conquer that tbr!
There’s also monthly posts involved and this was a very long introduction to the first one. Today I’m here to show you my horrifying TBR pile.
I don’t have a specific pile of books I want to get through for the challenge, especially since I’m going for the black belt (read 51+books). But there are two specific piles (or, ah, lists) that I want to at least halve in size.
The first is my physical TBR shelf. If you’ve seen my TBR book tag post you know the pile is already monstrous in size. And I can tell you that it’s grown since then, without me buying any books. After Christmas and my birthday there is no spare space on this shelf…
The second TBR is my eARC TBR. Currently I have no books from Edelweiss (they love rejecting me) but the number of unread books from Netgalley… After a cull of books last year, I did get my ratio to 84% but I still have quite a few books to read to get that ratio higher.
… After actually checking my kindle, it appears there’s only 9 Netgalley books. Only 3 are 2015 releases. This is a much more manageable pile. Let’s see if I can knock it over by June. In the meantime, a requesting ban must also be put in pace. I want as many of those physical TBR books moved onto my read shelf as possible!
Now, time to get motivated and slaughter this pile.