I’m writing this post on the 11th and as of today 6 out of 10 of the books I’ve read this year have been library books – and currently I’m reading two more library books. If you recall my goals set at the beginning of the year, you’ll know that I decided to not buy any books so I’m doing well with that and using the library, but one of my other goals was to read my own books since I owned, at the beginning of January, 355 unread books.
SO I decided that once quarterly, for two weeks, I’ll be reading ONLY my own books, as an attempt to try and get my TBR down. Not only that, but I’m signed up for a few reading challenges for this year that have me reading my own books and it would be nice to try and get ahead.
Starting on January 21 through to February 3, I’ll be reading my own books, NO library books, NO rereads, and see what kind of a dent I can make in my reading pile. This does overlap with the Persephone read-a-thon, which is fine, since I’ll be reading my own books for that, too.
Here’s what I would like to read, but if you know me, this is definitely subject to change:
From the Edith Wharton collection, I want to read The House of Mirth, and I’ll also be reading at least one of my Persephone books, too. I’m keeping the list pretty low, so hopefully I can fit in some more books, maybe a few of my Little Black Classics, in there as well.
Do you ever have self-imposed read-a-thons? How have you been at reading your own books this year?