Monday, January 2, 2012

UnRead Book Challenge 2012

Sponsored by The Hopeful Librarian, this is the prefect challenge for me.  I have books everywhere mainly because I have yet to buy bookcases.  They are mostly in bags and books. Which is a problem, you know what they say:  Out of sight, out of mind.

The Basic Rules:

Count every book you finish in 2012 that you own but haven’t read yet. (If you have a small TBR stack, you may want to include books you own and have been meaning to reread, but just haven’t gotten to, due to library books, review copies, giveaways, and other new books. If I did that, though, it’d be a five-year challenge, so this part is purely optional.) Here’s the catch, though – books you add to the stack throughout 2012 count as part of your total of unread books. Yes, that means it’s entirely possible to read nothing but books you already own and never make it past 10% read. But remember, we’re trying to decrease the size of the stack, not let it metastasize all over your bookshelves like some kind of fascinating but ultimately dangerous literary cancer.
After counting all my books I have a total of 57.  That doesn't include the books that I am waiting for that I brought during B&N after Christmas sale.


  1. I stopped counting at 832. Really. I will be thrilled if I can read 100 of them this year.

  2. I can't imagine having that many books in my house waiting to be read. Actually I can and it would be awesome.