I have been talking about my 2014 To be Read Project for a few weeks now but have neglected to actually explain it! It’s actually not that big of a deal: basically I’m going to read a crapload of my TBR books this year.
At the end of December I went through my unread books and got rid of the ones I couldn’t see myself reading within the next year. Mostly that meant old ARCs from various book conferences (including BEA 2011!), and as of the start of 2014 I had approximately 275 TBR books in both ebook and paper format. (I’m not counting audiobooks because I decided to be lenient on myself.)
My goal is to either read or remove 100 of those books by the end of 2014.
There are rules! Here are the Rules:
- For every two TBR books read, 1 new book (non-review/gift) can come in.
- For every new book (non-review/gift), two TBR books leave.
- After 6 months, re-evaluate pile. Remove books as needed.
- Electronic ARCs only from now on.
- Celebrate milestones! 10, 25, 50, 75, 100 TBR books read = something awesome happens.
Books that I’ve had for over two years are high priority, but I’m giving myself a little leeway with ones which are part of a series and I either haven’t GOT the rest of the series or it’s been a long time since I read the earlier books and I need to reread them beforehand. For example, I’ve got A Wrinkle in Time (Time #1) and A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Time #3), but not A Wind in the Door (Time #2), so I’m not in a huge rush to get to A Swiftly Tilting Planet this year.
So far I’ve read 4 books from my TBR shelf and have added 2. Pretty good, I think!
Do you have a TBR plan for 2014?