Showing a little Shelf Control
Welcome to Shelf Control — an original feature created and hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies.
Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out the introductory post, here.
Want to join in? Shelf Control posts go up every Wednesday. See the guidelines at the bottom of the linked post, and jump on board!
Tackling my ever growing, ridiculously large TBR list is my top priority this year. In order to do this I’ve cut back on being a member of most arc teams, and am trying my best to avoid visiting places like Netgalley, Booksprout, BookSirens and StoryOrigins too frequently. I’ve got my google calendar blocked out up to August with books I own and want to have read by the end of the year. I’m also trying to limit my new purchases to the few arc books I am still reading, along with new books from any series that I have already started. Those ones I try to read immediately, as I discovered last year that the chances of me reading them decreased exponentially with time since purchase. Each month I’ve also allowed a “catch-up” week, which allows for arc reads from the few teams I remain on, life hiccups that prevent me from reading, impulse buys (but it was on sale!) and the occasional fall from the no-new-arcs wagon.
So far I’ve read 5 books, though two were re-reads because they were part of a series. I’m currently reading the 6th book and this is probably more TBR list books than I’ve managed to read in a year before! I’m hoping I can keep this up, though at the same rate per month it will still take a few more years to clear the purchased books on my kindle. It would take a decade or more to clear the freebies 🤣🤣🤣.
Witches’ Bane is my current read and it will be followed by Chase the Dark, I shall also be dipping in and out of Missing Ink as this is one of the said purchases because it’s part of an ongoing series I am reading. So whilst it technically isn’t a TBR read, it is stopping it from going ON that list. Not increasing the darn thing often feels as much of a success as reducing it
So my fellow book lovers – what are you currently reading and is it from your TBR list?