2020 is the year of reading all the books that have been sitting on your shelf for ages.
We all know that situation when you’re standing in front of the closet and don’t know what to wear even though there are so many clothes, right? Often times it’s the same with books. We have shelves over shelves filled with books, many of them unread, and we keep buying books but at the end of the day we still find ourselves not knowing what to read.
I’m sick of this.
I don’t want half of my books to be just a waste of space, catching dust. So I’m going to change that. My New Year’s Resolution for 2020 is to shrink my physical TBR significantly and to keep it under 20 books for, preferably, ever. I want to get rid of the books that I have no interest in anymore and learn not to hesitate when it comes to DNF-ing; time is precious and I shouldn’t waste it on things I don’t enjoy.
The first step of this long process is to get an overview of the amount of unread books I have, so I rearranged my shelves a bit. I put all the unread books together, the books that I’ve paused and the books that, according to Goodreads, I’m currently reading. In total, I am speaking about 81 books here.
Thank God I’m finally deciding to do something about this because otherwise this number would just keep growing and growing. Also, I just realized that this means I’ll have to restrict my book buying severely and you know what? That’s probably for the best.
I want to share this little project of mine with you and keep you updated, for the accountability but also because I know I’m not the only one with this problem. Maybe this’ll motivate you to start working on your TBR, too!
How many unread books do you have? Any tips for reducing your TBR? Let me know down below in the comments!