I write a post every year about how I’ve made virtually no progress on reducing my TBR stack. Some bloggers will read this post and feel really good (smug) about their own manageable-and-totally-in-control TBR stacks. Others will read it and say, “Pfft. That’s not a stack, this is a stack”, and point to pictures of their hallway, lined with bookshelves that are filled with unread books.
I started the year with 310 books in the TBR stack and had the modest goal of getting to 299. As always, ARCs and library loans were my undoing. I estimate that I will finish the year with 302.
I’m not going to set a goal for 2020 but will continue my efforts to read from what I already own, knowing that I will need to pencil in major TBR-stack-expansions in February, May, September and November (for the Stella Prize longlist; the Wheeler Centre’s Mayhem series; the Melbourne Writers Festival; and Broadside, respectively).
How’s your stack looking?