We are getting to the end of the year, and I am planning on reading a lot of either Christmas related books or dark winter books for December, so this is the time to get back to my 2022 TBR list and see how I’ve done this year.
At the beginning of this year, I had 23 unread books on my shelves. My goal always is, to finish them within the upcoming year. Sometimes I also add a couple of unread books on my digital shelves, but as I am participating in the massive Fanatic Dutch Readers reading challenge (for which I have read about 90 books so far) and got myself a new library subscription in a new city, I didn’t list any special ebooks this year.
From the 23 books, a couple were parts of series that weren’t complete. They are complete now though, so I’ve read a couple inbetween were needed. This is also why I haven’t got to them yet. A couple of these books will get unhauled, as I either expect I won’t ever get to them, or I’ve tried reading them but couldn’t get into it. I don’t have major space available for books, even though it’s more now than I ever used to have. I must remain strict in my rules!
- House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones (series)
- The English Spie by Danny Silva (unhaul)
- The Ultimate Discworld Companion by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs (forward)
- Pyramids by Terry Pratchett (series)
- The Classic Horror Stories by H.P. Lovecraft (unhaul)
- The Code Book by Simon Singh (unhaul)
- The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie (series)
- Threadwalkers by Joanna Volavka (forward)
So out of the 23, there are actually only 5 left after unhauling, and 3 of those are parts of series I am currently reading. I would say, this is not too bad of a result! These 5 would have to be added, with all the other books I’ve bought or were gifted to me during the year, to my unread TBR for 2023. But I will make that list right before the new year, when I know which gift my Santa’s have brought to me this year!
Overall, I am pretty pleased. This method works well for me, even though I did get sidetracked a lot during the massive challenge, making lists like these make it easier to remember and I often look here first, whenever I need a book for a special prompt.
What about you? Do you make these kind of TBR lists? Or do you put your books in your cabinet(s) and stroll by them whenever you pick up a new book to read? Tell me all about it in the comments!