This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
Ok, raise your hand if you’ve had a book on your shelf for YEARS you’ve been promising yourself will be your next read, and never picked up? Yeah, me too. I am the worst for buying a book I can’t wait to read, and then for some reason completely ignoring it.It’s got to stop, because I’ve been missing out on some amazing books I know people love. So why can’t I pick them up?
As a huge Harry Potter nerd, you would believe I’d take part in every single Harry Potter themed book blog thing going. That’s not totally true. The OWLs readathon, run by Book Tuber G from Book Roast, took place in April 2019 and I missed out on the start date so I couldn’t take part. I promised myself I would be more prepared for the NEWTs readathon, which runs across August. So, I quietly studied to be a Librarian across July, sat the OWLs I need to, and now I’m ready to take my NEWTs. Because, in true Hermione Granger style, I’m going hard.
This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.
Today, I’m going to bend the rules just a little bit and still write a TBR, but for a specific thing. Have you heard of the OWLs?
If you’re a Harry Potter nerd, you’ll know exactly what I mean. For non Potterheads, the OWLs are the exams Hogwarts students take in their fifth year. This year, G from Book Roast set up the OWLs Readathon in April, and there was so much additional material it was INSANE. There’s a set of careers you could follow, and prompts to help you fill out each of the subjects you needed for your career. It sounds like the perfect thing for me, right? It was – but I only learned about it halfway through April. It was too late to put a TBR together.
For most book bloggers and avid readers, there’s one common and pressing question – how long will it take to get through all the books I have to read, so I can buy new books guilt free?
This year I’ll be making a really conscious effort to control my TBR. The Down the TBR Hole challenge was created by Lia over at Lost In A Story and it’s a great way to take a look at your shelf and make some pretty tough decisions a little easier.
All you need to do is:
- Go to your Goodreads TBR shelf
- List it in ascending order.
- Pick the first five (or ten if you feel adventurous)
- Decide whether to keep the book on your TBR or remove it.
Before I start the cull, I need to make it clear. Though I might be clearing a lot of books from my shelf this time, I do really enjoy chick-lit as a genre. I’m going to do eight in this post.