Monday, June 20, 2011

Too Many Books!!

I can't remember whether I've already told you guys how large my to-be-read book pile is, and my in-the-middle-of-reading pile. It's monstrous and has been so for at least a year and growing by the week. Actually I didn't even know how many books there were that I haven't finished yet. I am honestly surprised.

See, I was under the impression that I only had twenty some odd books I haven't finished. (Only twenty, she says!) It seems that I have more than that. In fact, I have more than twice as many unfinished books. There are 51, 51,  books!! 25 books are in the TBR pile, 22 are in the IMR (in-the-middle-of-reading) pile! I am actively reading only 4 books.

Here's the evidence of this atrocity:

(TBR pile)

(IMR pile)

(Currently reading)

So, yes, I have a problem. I'm a hopeless bookaholic! You see, what happens is that I buy a book and start to read but before I finish that book I see another interesting book and then start to read that one, then before I've finished either of those I see another book that I start to read and then forget about that first one, then another and another and before I know it, it turns into this!

So, I'm going to start getting these books read! What I'm going to do is completely read at least one book a month and review it on the blog. If I finish more than one book a month I'll also review them here. I think this'll help me stop myself from buying tons more books before I've finished the others.

At one book per month I might be able to finish all these by year 2015 O.O Gosh I better get reading. I wonder if it's possible for me to finish all these by this years end?

So, what about you guys? Are your TBR/IMR piles this out of control?  Please tell me I'm not the only one!


L.G.Smith said...

I usually have a couple of books going at the same time too. My piles are curiously similar. I'm hung up on Game of Thrones right now. It's taking me forever to get through it. Not because it isn't good, it's just BIG and I haven't had time for reading much lately. But I have all these other books calling to me.

It's hard being a bookaholic. :D

Claudie A. said...

Oh, I spy Games of Thrones! I read that two summers ago (all of them) and can't wait for July 12th to roll around. :) A Song of Ice and Fire is incredible (and super gritty).

By the way, you have to tell us how you find Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I heard a lot about it!

TayLyee said...

L.G. Yeah, I've been trying to read through A Game of Thrones for a few months now. There's just so many other books that catch my eye (as evidenced), and then the TV series came out and there wasn't any way I could NOT watch it!

Claudie, is the next book coming out next month? I didn't know. I'm still trying to get through the first one, it's awesome so far but still slow going.

And I'll review Miss Peregrines as soon as I'm finished! I'm aiming to have it finished by the end of this month, it's good so far :)

The East Coaster said... this particular affliction. I'm learning to cope lol.

TayLyee said...

Bookaholics anonymous. XD