Wednesday, April 11, 2012

On My To Be Read Shelf

Earlier this week, I was talking To Be Read piles with several people on twitter, and Ali Trotta did an awesome post with a picture of her own To Be Read pile. So I decided to take a picture of my pile and post it here.

The catch is, mine's not actually a pile. The pile got so out of control that about six months ago when a friend of mine was moving and getting rid of two bookshelves, I snatched them and converted them into To Be Read bookshelves.

Now, I know this"pile" makes it look a bit like I haven't actually read anything and that I'm just collecting books, but I've read 18 books so far in 2012.


So here it is, my To Be Read Shelf:


The worst part about these two bookshelves is that there are several hidden rows of mass market books that are behind other books, and they're easy to forget about. Once I even forgot I owned a book and bought it again. The other sad thing, is that even if I quit real life for a year and did nothing but read these books, I would have to read more than two a day without buying new ones in order to read all these books.

Of course, the great thing is, I LOVE BOOKS and I really do plan to read all these--I just will never be bored.

10 comments:

Ali Trotta said...

Oh my god -- I LOVE IT. That is a wonderful To Be Read Shelf -- and I absolutely love that you did this.

I'm going to check out the 18 books you've read, so far.

Btw, since yesterday -- I got a copy of Holly Black's BLACK HEART. I can't stop. ;-)

Kristina said...

I freaking love it! If I were to divide my shelves to have read and to be read, they would probably look a lot like this.

(Yay, I can now leave a comment :) )

elizabeth norris said...

Ali, I have to get a copy of the next two Curseworker books. I loved White Cat. Definitely check out BORN WICKED. I loved that book, it's one of my favorites of this year so far!

Kristina, yay! Glad you can comment now :)

Ghenet Myrthil said...

That's awesome! It's like your own personal bookstore. I would love to have shelves of books like this someday. When I have room. :)

Ali Trotta said...

Liz, I'm currently reading Red Glove, and it's wonderful. I will definitely check out BORN WICKED. Thanks for suggesting it!!

Bonnee Crawford said...

I have read two books this year and am starting a third, though it's actually a screenplay... I WISH I had read 18 books this year! Though, I will say that the first one was Emma by Jane Austen, and that is about the equivalent to 100 normal books any day...

I have a to be read shelf as well. I will put a photo on my blog at some time too.

Jennifer Rush said...

Is that SAVVY and SCUMBLE I see??! I adored SAVVY. It's one of my favorite books. And I'm saving SCUMBLE for a rainy day.

Your TBR pile puts mine to shame, dude.

Mary-Sweet Bookshelf said...

DONATE!!!! SO many people could use them!

elizabeth norris said...

I'm sure I'll donate some of these books. I donate some every year after I read them. But that's the thing, I really want to read them first. It may take me a long time, but I will.

Michelle said...

I know the feeling, I have actually set myself a challenge to read all my TBR books this year, so far I have managed 2 or 3, so failing miserably on it.
Part of my list can be found here with about 7 added onto it that I can remember. Photo of my physical books TBR can be found here

It's going to be a big climb to reach the top of the pile.

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