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I did something crazy yesterday.
(Are we Goodreads friends yet? We should be.)
If you read my TTT post from earlier this week, you know I’ve thus far been managing these lists via a word document and a designated shelf at home.
So this is big. It means I can now easily access my lists at all times, particularly since Goodreads has a phone app (yay!).
But that’s not the most crazy part.
I did some serious critiquing of my wish list while adding all the books to Goodreads. This list was once only comprised of a few books here and there, until a few years ago. Remember that post a while back about my love and fascinations for book lists/countdowns? Or this one? Or what about this one? Well my fascination of book lists means that there were a LOT of books on my wish list.
I removed a whopping 72 books off my list. I was shocked. Many of these were “classics”, or books that I felt obligated to read at some point in my life. But what’s the point of forcing myself to read a book, just because I “should”? If I’m not going to enjoy it, why read it? Other books taken off the list were ones that may have piqued my interest at some point, but I was no longer interested in. There were also a few that I was on the fence about, and I’m sure I’ll need to keep reviewing my list from time to time in the future, just to keep things in line.
The ridiculous part is that even after crossing all those books off… I still have 216 books on my wish list, and 55 books on my to be read list.
I wish I was exaggerating. I’m not.
Granted, a lot of these books are series: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Shatter Me, Mortal Instruments, etc etc. When you add all the books in a series, it tends to fill your list pretty quickly. Because of this, I decided to join in on Read. Sleep. Repeat.’s 2014 Book Series Challenge, which means I might be able to knock off a substantial amount of books on my list.
I’d be lying if I said starting this book blog didn’t make my lists EXPLODE. I’ve been adding several books a week lately, which is insane.
I’ve already made it a goal of mine to tackle the old/forgotten books on my To Be Read shelf. So now I’m going to make it a goal to make a substantial dent in my wish list this year, which I’m sure the Series Challenge will help with. I REALLY would like to make it more manageable; even getting under 200 would be nice right now. I have a feeling I’m going to be stopping by the local library more often in the future. 🙂
So there you have it, a revamp of my lists and some new goals for the rest of the year.How do you track books? How many books do you own but haven’t read yet? How many books are just on your wish list to read at some point? Do you think I’m crazy?
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