Last week I read: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I finally gave in to all the hype on the blogisphere and read it. What a great book!
So far this week I read: Bones of Faerie by Janni Simner.
This week’s reads are:
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville. I’ve already started reading it and so far I’m enjoying it.
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Scaffer Annie Barrows. This is a book filled with great characters.
- One short story collection. I found out that it’s unofficially National Short Story Month so I’m going to start on one of the many collections that’s been collecting dust on my shelves.
Hopefully I’ll read more than this pitiful amount this week.
How many books (roughly) are in your tbr pile? Is this in increasing number or does it stay stable? Do you ever experience tbr anxiety in the face of this pile? (question courtesy of Wendy)
At last count a couple of months ago, I had close to 200 unread books on my shelves. I know it’s a small number compared to others but it feels so huge to me. Since I put myself on a book-buying ban two months ago, I’m glad to say the only books that have come into my home have been gifts, won from giveaways, or I’ve used my paperbackswap credits to get.
Do I experience anxiety? Yes. I try not to feel too bad because I have a rule when it comes to buying books. I only buy books if the library doesn’t have it or I’ve read it already and know I’m going to reread it. My library has a great selection of books but since book bloggers get a lot of books around the time of publication, well my shelf space has gotten a lot smaller.
I’ve joined several challenges in hopes of reading from my TBR shelves. So far this year I’ve only read about seven books from my shelves and my goal is thirty. If I don’t reach my goal, I’m happy to give away the difference.