Friday, August 13, 2010

Hopping through my TBR

It's Friday (the 13th -spooky!) and we all know what that means! It's time for the Book Blog Hop, Hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-For-Books
Book Blogger Hop

This weeks Hop question is:
How many books do you have on your 'to be read shelf’?
As of right now 51. I just started a new method for keeping my TBR books. I got a little journal and near the end of July went through my room writing down all the books I haven't read that I have plans on finishing (some odd self help books and things my mom picked up at a rummage sale were not counted). I decided that I would keep my book Wishlist separate and always carry it in my slightly smaller notebook that I keep in my purse for things like grocery lists and restaurant recommendations. I'm finding that this has keep my TBR list at a manageable length, has helped dissuade me from heading out to barnes and noble every other day and given me the satisfying feeling of crossing things off a list. 

I'm back on track this week and didn't buy anything book related. I did get a copy of The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise as an ARC earlier in the week though. I started it last night.

Lastly, I finished The Constant Princess yesterday so I should probably have a review up by tonight. I'm pretty happy that I am only 11 books away from my goal of 50 for 2010.


Chelle said...

That's a good idea about keeping a list. I love ticking things off. It's very satisfying. lol. I think I'll make a top ten TBR list, books I want to get to right away, and then try to stick with the list. Thanks for the idea!

Shon said...

When I first started tracking what I wanted to read, I had one piece of notebook paper. From there I graduated to a Word document. As my list grew, it became too cumbersome to manage. Now it's in an Excel spreadsheet. My spreadsheet looks nothing like that notebook paper! Each year, I'm adding a new column to the spreadsheet! Maybe a sickness or something.

Mel said...

This sounds like a good system to keep track. I look forward to having a look around your blog. Happy reading!