What is #StartOnYourShelfathon?
You can check out the information here from CW @ The Quiet Pond or you can check out my announcement post here. The long and short of it is–read books you have in your owned TBR. Of course this is a challenge that appealed to me because I’m dealing with The TBR of Doom right now.
I set my goals for this challenge pretty simply:
- Read 40 books that are in my current physical TBR pile
- Read 20 books that are in my current digital (audio and ebook) TBR pile
I’m having a really late start to this because most of the reading I’ve been doing at the beginning of the year has been for either review purposes or for my 2019 r/fantasy bingo challenge so I didn’t expect the numbers to be great so far and they’re not. But, they’re not zeros, and something is better than nothing!
So far I’ve read around 5 books from my physical pile and 6 books from my digital pile that are listed on my TBR Pile of Doom. So not actually a bad start but only 2 of those books have been in the TBR for over a year, the vast majority have been more recent adds. If I want to make better progress I really have to start getting to those older titles.
In April I’ll be starting a new bingo period and this year the theme I’m choosing to complete my card with is ‘books from your owned TBR pile’ so that should help a lot with this challenge!
I made a TBR pile for this challenge but sadly haven’t been able to get to any of the books on the list yet. I plan on reading one of these in May for Wyrd & Wonder though. And maybe I’ll get to one next month–need to see what’s on my plate. Either way, I have a lot of year ahead of me yet to make this happen.
- Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik – audiobook
- The Tower at Stony Wood by Patricia McKillip – physical book
- Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley – physical book
- The Many-Colored Land by Julian May – physical book
- The Dragon Waiting by John M. Ford – physical book
Overall, it’s been a really slow start for me but I’m still making some progress. I’m hoping that I can really hit the ground running in April and start making a dent in that TBR though. We’ll see how things go, you never know when surprise books pop up out of no where and demand to be read disrupting one’s plans. 😉
Is this a challenge you’re participating in? How are you doing with it so far? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!