Oh yes, I do. I have SO MANY books it’s gotten completely out of hand. And I need to be stopped before I drown in the sea of literature I’ve not even read. Which is not sustainable or intentional or even half sensible. It’s just pointless. This the year I’m going to do something about it, and once it’s been written out loud in the open on the internets it means it will happen, right?
I own 547 volumes
Out of which I’ve read a mere quarter. Probably slightly less than that. Statistically speaking – if I keep on reading at the same speed I was reading in 2019, I shall finish reading all my books by 2028. And this plan really needs a more detailed step-by-step sped-up approach than this.
So what’s the plan for 2020 (and beyond)?
I absolutely love books and literature – I love beautiful old stinky books from flea markets that had been read so much that the pages are crumbling, I love new books that spent just a couple of days on display in a fancy pantsy book shop, I love books given to me by people who care. Even those who don’t care. And it breaks my heart that so many of them are now lying on my shelf with the potential fate of never being read.
Thereby I pledge to read AT LEAST 10 books every month. I will also be limiting my new purchases to maximum of 1 per month after at least 10 books have been read in said month. The only exceptions are trips and holidays where I can buy literature as souvenirs. Obviously this needs to be done within reason.
This way I should finish reading my full collection by 2025. Then the world could keep on spinning just right again.
Are you also overwhelmed by the amount of books you own and haven’t read? Join my challenge and let’s follow each other’s progress on Goodreads!