TBR: To Be Read, as in the next few books on my list of reads
I’ve spent the last 6 months feeling highly disorganized with my reading and book purchasing. I have favorite authors, books people have bought for me as gifts, books I want to read, and requests for reading & reviewing other people’s work. My TBR shelf grew to over 1200 in 2017, which prompted me to create the Book Bucket List, where you can vote each month to select a book from my top 12 that I want to read. I thought that would help, but it’s not as streamlined as I need it to be.
I promised myself I could no longer buy or download any books in 2018 until I finished everything I already owned — 31 currently either via Kindle or on my physical library shelf. So… I have 31 books to read in the next 2+ months before I will accept any book review requests or buy new books. I’ve created custom shelves on Goodreads to show what I’ll be reading in January, February and March. I’ve listed only January and February in this post, which will be my new guide for reading until things are back in control. I’ll post this update once per month with a rolling two-month period showing my planned reads.
I’ll still have the monthly Book Bucket List, which will have some of these, plus ones from my future TBR that I haven’t yet purchased. This new approach will hold be accountable while I get through a balance of books I chose and ones I agreed to read for other people, including my fellow published Creativia authors. The list within each month below is not in reading order, but they will all be read that month. Let’s see what’s on my list to read the next few months!
About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”
I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ http://mybook.to/WGS. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.
The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.
Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.