I finally got around to scanning all of my physical TBR books into Goodreads late Friday night, and I spent most of Saturday putting together a master list of all of my unread books in every format. I discovered that I have a whole lot more ebooks than I thought. It turns out I have over 300 of them. Combined with my physical books, I have over 400 books I’ve never read! It’s going to take me a long time to read all those books. I’m now in the process of making a couple TBR jars so that I have a constant reminder of just how many books I already have to choose from when I’m looking for something “new”.
“Somewhere in this process you will come face-to-face with the sudden and shocking realization that you are completely crazy. Your mind is a shrieking gibbering madhouse on wheels barreling pell-mell down the hill utterly out of control and hopeless. No problem. You are not crazier than you were yesterday. It has always been this way and you just never noticed. You are also no crazier than everybody else around you. The only real difference is that you have confronted the situation they have not.” ― Henepola Gunaratana
Now that I know my TBR pile is more of a small library than anything else, I’m even more likely to stick to my goal of not buying any books this year. The exception to that is The Outlandish Companion, Vol. 2 by Diana Gabaldon. I haven’t taken any more books to the used bookstore, so I’ve still only got $21.67 saved up towards buying it. However, my box of books is nearly full, so I’m sure I’ll have enough money to order it by next month.
Speaking of “Outlander,” is it any surprise that my favorite qualifying #ShelfLove book so far this year is The Fiery Cross? Click on the title to read my mini-review. Also, let me know your favorite book (or books) of the year so far in the comments. If you have a review of it, leave the link, and if I already own that book, I’ll move it up on my list of books to read sooner rather than later.