I am going to try to be more organized this upcoming year with my TBR (in hopes of narrowing down my TBR piles). I feel that I request on a whim and then get backlogged with books that I lose interest about. I need to remedy this. I want to pay more attention to what I request and try to avoid being swayed too much by the buzz (I know this won’t happen 100% but a start would help).
So, I’ve stacked my physical ARCs/review copies up and haven taken some pictures to hold myself accountable.
Review Books for 2015 Thus Far:
Looking at that pile-I am not intimidated! I’ve done really well at avoiding my 2014 piles and diving into the 2015 books. I’ve read a number of 2015 books already (not pictured above) and have been fairly decent at already having my review written and ready to go. *pats self on back*
Now to take a glimpse of my electronic ARCs…
Not so bad! I’ve been trying to avoid downloading all those Harper Teen titles all at once. I am past due on 4 reviews on Edelweiss. As for NetGalley I’ve sent feedback for all of my recent downloads and have a 91.4% Feedback to Approval Ratio. It looks like my ‘request less e-arcs” goal for 2014 really did help me out.
The Past Due Review Pile:
Well, that’s far worse isn’t it? I am not pleased with the number of books I’ve let pass their release date. To be fair ALL of these were unsolicited (or gifted to me) but I did have an interest in them so I’d love to make time to read each book. With the smaller amount of ARC requesting I hope to have time to get to each of these.
As any book lover knows there are shelves and shelves dedicated to books purchased/gifted but never read. I have too many to photograph in this post but the pile is rather large. I’d love to make a dent in it this coming year.
That does not mean I’m giving up requesting ARCs. I want ALL the books but I’m going to try to limit my requests to those books I’m the most desperate for. Will I succeed? Time will tell.
Overall I feel pretty fantastic about this year and feel that I’m on the right track to keeping my piles tamed (at least more so than the past 2 years)
Your turn- how does your 2015 review pile look so far? Fantastic or terrifying?