Friday, June 17, 2011
The Every-Growing Stack
This week, Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books wants to know how many books are in your tbr (To Be Read) pile.
If I actually piled the books together, it wouldn’t be quite as big as Jennifer’s but it would still be pretty tall. I have just over 150 books waiting to be read. That’s not including the online wishlists I have. At the rate I read books, it would take me at least three to four years to get through all of those books, assuming I didn’t buy any more. This does not include books my husband owns and I want to read. If we did that, there would be at least another 50 books to add to the pile, if not closer to 100. He owns more books than I do, but I’m not interested in reading all of them, otherwise, that’d be hundreds added to my list.
I started keeping what I’ve called my shortlist on my dresser. It’s a stack of five or six books. They’re the books I want to read next. Does it always work out that way? No. When I take a book off the pile, another takes its place. That book has ended up being the next book I read, while I ignore the five other books that have been sitting there for the past weeks or month.
How many books are waiting for you?