Now onto the second chunk of books and how many of them are read.
Books discovered while moving:
1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I snagged this one while I was abroad in Scotland, but not from a book store. A friend didn’t want to bring it with her when she was leaving for home so I grabbed. it sounded interesting enough that I brought it back with me even though I hadn’t yet read it.
After about 5 years on my shelf, I finally read it! Again, starting off good here.
2. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie and 3. The Gods Themsleves by Isaac Asimov
These books were gifted to me by a friend recentlyish and I rediscovered them when I was moving. They are outside of my normal reads but do sound interesting (and I hate getting ride of books other people have given me) so I took them with me.
Both are unread and I honestly am not sure how much longer they will stay on my shelves. But at the same time I don’t really want to donate?
There were other books I discovered while moving but I donated them. Yay less baggage and more bookshelf space!
Books I have bought this year:
4. and 5. Night Study and Dawn Study by Maria V Snyder
I read Night Study last year and was buying it because it was sooooo good (and I have the first 4 in the series). At the time I absolutely needed Dawn Study. Now I have it, but I haven’t read it. For the same reasons as I mentioned previously. I’m terrible at this reading thing at times.
6. Remembrance by Meg Cabot
I never even realized this was a thing until I saw it in the bargain section of the bookstore and I had to pick it up. And read it.
7. and 8. Illuminae and Gemina by Kaufman and Kristoff
Both books are fantastic and both need a re-read soon!
9. Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane
Read! And honestly I think about this one a lot, it might be a favourite of mine, even though I did have a few issues with this book went I was reading it.
10. Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith
This is my second physical copy and third total copy of a book that is one of my absolute favourites.
Books Read: 7
Unread Books: 3
Total number of Unread Books: 12
As you can see, I started the year with 12 unread books and after reading, donating, and accumulating more books I’m still where I started. Six more books in the next 6 months. Totally doable. However, looking at the list I can guarantee at least 3 that I’m unlikely to get to which doesn’t leave much space left over for others I might not get to (of which I think I can predict 2 more).
Also there are three books on my shelves that are mostly unread and are not on this list. Two I bought recently and one from Scotland. These are more ‘coffee table’ style books and I consider them outside the scope of this goal as they are the type of books you read a bit at a time and never really fully read in their entirety.
Finally, I just realized that I have about a handful of ebooks I have bought or received over the past 2 years that are not on this list and were never really factored into this goal. Perhaps I will consider them for next year!