What happens is, I buy a whole bunch of new books, and then I check out a whole bunch of books from the library. I have to read the library books first so I can turn them in. But, by the time I finish reading those, I've either bought a bunch more, or checked out a bunch more. Or I get another couple early review copies that I need to read first so I can review them. Then, I inevitably buy more books. I can never catch up.
This is the way our bookshelves look:
And obviously this isn't even all of it, since you can't see behind the couch. The fiction takes up the three middle sections. And the two outside sections are non-fiction and periodicals.
I'm going to go shelf by shelf, starting with fiction, and work my way through. I'm dividing the process into "New Reads," "Re-Reads" and "Authors." The "Authors" part will consist of me reading the rest of the works written by the authors on the shelf I'm currently reading.
For example, see Shelf One:
Shelf One New Reads
- The Complete Hans Christian Andersen
- Emma by Jane Austen
- Persuasion by Jane Austen
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
- Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
- Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume
- Double Fudge by Judy Blume
- Jane Austen
- L. Frank Baum
- Frank Beddor
- Judy Blume
- Maybe Ray Bradbury?
- All 3 Bronte Sisters
I don't promise to not buy any more books until I finish this project. But maybe this will prevent me from feeling the need to? Yeah, probably not.
I'll update on my progress.