However, now that I've done a major clean-up of my shelves, I think is IS time for a re-set. There has been a huge jump down in my total (yippee!), but that is due largely to culling rather than reading. While I have been reading from my shelves more than in the past, I think chopping 85-ish books off my TBR gives me far too much of a "cushion" to really have a sense of my progress. So, as of today, my starting number will be 500 instead of my original 580. At one point it had crept above 600, so while 500 is still a very large number, I'm very glad it's not as high as it once was.
It felt so great to finally let go of some books to places where they can be put to better use, that I'm certain I will continue to cull more. But I've put a lot of time into this project and I think I need to take a bit of a breather and re-evaluate again later with fresh eyes. Admittedly, it was easier to pass on books I had already read, but by being more honest about how my tastes and interests have changed, I know there are even more TBR titles on my shelves destined to find new homes.
Apparently this is what progress looks like... Please feel free to have a good chuckle about that!
|Empty spaces! No doubling up! No stacking above the rows!|
|I spy half an empty shelf!|
|Letting go of ARCs really lightened my nightstand!|
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Thanks for following along with this little book-reduction project of mine! How many books are on your TBR list?