One of my bookish New Year resolutions was to finally tackle my always growing ebook TBR pile. I have become pretty good at reading my print books within a few weeks after I bought them, but tend to completely ignore my ebooks. There are several reasons for that. One is that I prefer reading print over ebooks. Another is that it's so easy to ignore ebooks because I don't see them when I'm standing in my home library. And another reason is that I'm not a big fan of pretty much all reading apps, they are not as nice as they could and should be.
I decided that now is the time to get finally started, to finally get my ebook TBR pile to under 10 books. So beginning with today operation "down with the ebook TBR pile" begins. To support my efforts I will start writing posts surrounding my ereading, short reviews on the ebooks I read, general posts about my thoughts on ereading, the available apps, and so on.
My status quo is that I have about 80 unread ebooks, plus a handful of eARCs. I managed to read three ebooks in the last days (reviews are coming soon), so that was a start. My next step is to go through all of the ebooks I own and to delete those who don't really interest me (I'm looking at you free downloads), ten books or more could fall victim to this. Next I will just start with reading. I'm a fan of lists so of course I made up one with some ebooks I plan to read next. I tried to keep it small, but of course it didn't work that way. :)
On my to read list are (so far)
- Yours Truly - Kirsty Greenwood
- Alice Brown's lessons in the curious art of dating - Eleanor Prescott
- What I did on my Holidays - Chrissy Manby
- Maid of Murder - Amanda Flower
- Rock Chick Renegade - Kristen Ashley
- Seducing Cinderella - Gina L. Maxwell
- Double Down - Katie Porter
- Famished - Lauren R. Hammond
- Haunting Violet - Alexandra Harvey
I have owned all of these ebooks for months and never gave them a second thought after downloading them. This stops now.
My ultimate goal, as mentined before, is to get under 10 ebooks waiting to be read. And it is to stop buying ebooks without reading them soon afterwards. Because let's be honest, what I did in the past with my ebooks was not that smart and efficient, so it's time to start acting in a different way.