Hello! Happy New Reading!
After taking a break in 2019 from TBR busting, I am going to use 2020 for a new Mount TBR Project. It will take the same form as my previous Mt. TBR Projects but this year there are no physical stacks of books piled on the top of my living room shelves. If I have learned anything from the project in 2018, it is that being startled by a stack collapsing unexpectedly is a lot less stressful than having to empty the entire shelf to retrieve books that have fallen behind it. Also…new shelves: the shelves I put up at the start of last year are too tall to put stacks on top of them, BUT I have dedicated two shelves specifically for the Mount TBR Project.
I’m not one for setting reading challenges or specific objectives in connection with my reading – I really like flexibility and being able to just pick up whatever I feel like.
However, I had Mt. TBR Projects in 2015, 2016, and 2018 and all were reasonably successful in curtailing the physical books on my shelves. Last year, I gave it a miss in favour of flexibility, whim, and complete disregard for my poor, long-suffering shelves. It was fun. So much fun.
Of course, there was a drawback: I have accumulated a number of physical books over the last year that have just sort of gathered in stacks on top of my shelves again… and it is time to read them.
Rules – same as previously – are that I picked a stack of physical books off my shelves at home which I would try to read over the course of the year. If I pick another (yet unread) physical book off my shelves, I get to take one off the Mt. TBR shelves and put it on the regular shelf – as a substitute. In a change from previous years, new purchases (physical books only) will not be added to the Mt. TBR shelves – I will track these separately.