My tbr has managed to sneak up over 600 books again and action must be taken!!! So I am setting myself a pretty tough challenge-to get that tbr from 612 as it stands today, down to 500 books by December 31st. Yes it is an impossible sounding task but not everything on the tbr is full length reading-there are short stories, novellas and novels to be devoured! Even if I don't get to the target, I'll be pleased if I get close. It would be the first time in 5 years that my tbr was 500 or less! My updates on my progress won't be weekly, just whenever I have something to report! Anyone who wants to try and reduce their tbr is welcome to post on my update posts about their progress!
I am halfway to my target and it's only July! I can't tell you how happy this makes me and I can really see progress being made at last. This week, I decided to tackle the horrors and thrillers that are on my house bookshelves as well as on my ereaders. The paperbacks are books I picked up in job lots at sales because I'd heard of the authors-though I've not been too lucky with this lot! Still, abandoned books come off the tbr just the same as books I've read and enjoyed, so I'm still happy with the way things are going!
Again I have three categories-the books I have finished reading, the books I abandoned due to not enjoying them, and the books I decided not to read at all. The books I chose not to read are books later in a series I've already abandoned (ie Deadlocked) or other books by authors that I've tried and haven't liked. (ie Bentley Little) So here is my latest progress report!
AR Wise-Deadlocked 2
Mark Horrell-Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers
Harrison Geillor-The Zombies of Lake Woebegotten
Rick Hautala-Mountain King
Jeremy Bates-Suicide Forest
AR Wise-Deadlocked 3
Bentley Little-The Revelation
Bentley Little-The Vanishing
Bentley Little-The Resort
ABANDONED WITHOUT READING:
I added the eleven unread Bentley Little novels that were in my possession to the not interested pile. I didn't like any of the books of his that I tried this week so rather than plough through the rest of them, I accepted that this author wasn't for me and moved on.
Having decided to abandon the AR Wise Deadlocked series at book three, I saw no point in reading the other five books that I had and deleted them from my ereader.
Steve Harris-Black Rock
Steve Harris-The Devil on May Street