Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a WONDERFUL New Year’s Eve! Can you believe it?!?!? 2017 is almost over. Seriously. For me, in about 13 hours 2017 will be a thing of the past and 2018 will be a shiny New Year full of possibilities and LOTS of reading.
If you haven’t seen my latest video on my YouTube channel, MASSIVE UNHAUL, I unhauled a lot of books that were on my TBR shelves. I know that some people love having their bookshelves bursting with all of these potential adventures, and that it great for them. AS for me, I really don’t like owning books that I am not really going to read or I am not going to reread.
I knew that I wanted to do the Beat The Backlist when I saw it on another youtuber’s channel, I don’t remember who though. I looked at my TBR shelf and started purging. I started asking myself: What was I really going to read? What are my goals for 2018? Do I really want to read these hyped books for me or because they are popular right now?
I realized that a lot of the books that I hauled this year were books that were hyped and popular on youtube and blogs. They weren’t books that I was genuinely interested in. I am a Cozy Mystery reader. I am a fantasy reader. I love these types of books. So, I unhauled all of these books and traded them in at my local Used Bookstore. It was a huge relief! I felt a tremendous weight lift off of me shoulders!
I went through my TBR shelf on my Goodreads and I narrowed my list to 58 books. A lot of which are Cozies! Of course! Which is perfect for my goal of reading 52 Cozies this year! I filled out the form for Beat the Backlist and I am on team #deweydragons!
I am super excited for this! This is just the push I needed to reevaluate my TBR shelves and really focus on the types of books I want to read in 2018. Below are the books that are currently on my TBR List on Goodreads. Are you reading any of these books? Let me know!