Over at My Reader’s Block, Bev is hosting the Mount TBR Reading Challenge for 2012 and has asked those of us who are participating to check in with a progress report on our adventures thus far.
You’ll recall (or, more likely, not) that back in December, I signed up to read a ridiculous number of 40 books from my personal shelves.
I’m well aware that is nearly the number of books I tend to read in a year. (My average total is usually around 70 or thereabouts.)
But I have also become extremely well aware – especially as I have packed up my books AGAIN for our move into our new house this coming Monday – that I own way too many books. (There have been several hundred of my books packed away in storage for nearly a year.) As daunting as reading 40 of my books sounds, it will barely make a dent in the number of books I own.
Sigh. Still, I must trudge on.
And trudge on I am. Sadly, I have only read 6 of those 40 books so far … but I plan to improve those numbers once I am reunited with my books next week. (Believe me, I cannot wait.)
So far, here’s what I’ve read (and hey, I’ve actually HELPED my TBR
problem shelves because I wound up donating 3 of these to the library!)
1. Book of Days, Poems by Jennifer Hill-Kaucher
2. The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster, by Kaye Gibbons
3. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford
4. Night Swim, by Jessica Keener
5. This Beautiful Life, by Helen Schulman
6. Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden
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