So this year, as per my bookish goals for 2015, I’m trying to knock over some of the books I’ve had for AGES. I have books I bought in 2007 still on my shelves that I haven’t even touched yet.
I have also culled a fair few books that I know I’m not going to read, whether it be because I’m just not interested anymore, because I’ve decided I really don’t like the author for whatever reason or because I’ve read them and don’t want to keep them anymore. Though, I immediately bought more books, so that really didn’t help. My bookshelf looks fresher though, which makes me feel more like reading what I have already!
I’ve decided to do the Popsugar 2015 Challenge, using only books I have on my physical shelves… I think it says a lot that I can actually do it for the most part! I’m obviously missing a few books- for example, I don’t own an unread trilogy, so I may use Kindle books to take up that slack. I’ve also been fairly liberal with my interpretation of some of the points… I don’t own a graphic novel, so I’ve gone by the definition of “graphic” meaning that it has graphic themes.
For this challenge, I’ve written a list and I’m hoping to mostly stick to it, since it’s fairly diverse- I won’t feel trapped by it too much until the end, but I’m hoping my love of crossing things off a list will kick in!
I’ve included many classics, newer fiction and other bits in there, so I’ll still be ticking things off my Classics Club Challenge list as well as staying relatively up to date with newer books!
So far, from that challenge, I’ve read:
Persuasion by Jane Austen (Classic romance)
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (Colour in the Title)
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen (genre I don’t normally read)
I also have a TBR Jar that has similar categories in it to pick from if I’m feeling a bit stuck- it’s worked for me already, having read my first Orange Penguin of the year from my choice in the jar, which was Hedda Gabler!
I’m also hoping to be involved in as many read-a-thons as I can this year, time permitting. As for my Bout-of-Books wrap up, I finished all the books that I mentioned in my update post, plus Persuasion and most of To the Lighthouse, which was pretty good seeing as I didn’t expect to finish much more at all! In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have picked up either of those books, as they were slower reads and not exactly readathon material, but I really felt like reading Persuasion and had to get To the Lighthouse read for university, so it was probably timely.
I’m just really hoping to cut down on some books I’ve had sitting there for ages, get rid of titles I’ve lost interest in and hopefully find some gems in there that I’ve been missing!