Part 2! Here and here are the other posts in the series if you want to learn more about what is happening.
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!