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Reading List

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You can never have too many books. We all know that, we all understand that. However, it’s hard to say that’s a good thing when you don’t have the time to read all the books in the world.

I have 183 books on my to-be-read shelf on Goodreads. That’s not even a dent of all the books I want to read. The books I add to that shelf are books I don’t own so I remember to buy them at some point. Even then, there’s still a lot more.

I go to Barnes & Noble once a week and the books are always rearrange neatly, new books are always added. There are times when I splurge, but most of the time I have to tell myself, “I have too many books at home I haven’t read yet.” So I take a picture of the book with my phone, go home, and put that book on my TBR list.

A few weeks ago I went through my books at home and wrote them all down. Between my two book shelves, Kris’ two book shelves, and my Kindle, my household owns over 330 books. I haven’t even gone through my mother’s book shelf yet because she has books I would like to read, as well.

So, let’s see… we’ll round up from 183 and say 200 (because I know there are more books that should be on my TBR), plus 370 (adding an estimate of my mother’s books) makes almost 600 books I want to read. I even rounded up the answer because I know there will be more books to come. Plus, I only have the first book of a lot of series’ on my TBR list. I’m sure I’ll be reading the sequels.

This is one reason as to why I can’t wait for school to end. I can wake up in the morning and read for two hours before I go to work. When work ends, I can sit outside all day long on the deck or by my pool and read.

Maybe then I can start making a dent on all the books I want to read.

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

14 thoughts on “Reading List

  1. Trust me. Even once school ends, you won’t find more time to read, especially if you’re looking to add more hours at work. I’m scared to actually figure out how many books are really on my TBR… Lol

  2. I once started to count the books I read in my life and stopped because the list just got too long. And I realized, it’s not about the number, it’s about the precious time I spent reading. Thanks for your post.

    1. That is a good point. I was just trying to take inventory on all the books I have, lol. There are so many series that I’m in the middle of that it’s hard to keep track.

  3. My list keeps getting bigger and bigger too. 😉 I’d rather buy them from a bookstore but find myself downloading more because they are free. I think most of those authors do not have them in print anyway. I inventoried my books once and had over 700. A lot of them are paperback Harlequin novels when I joined the clubs. I figure someday I will get them all read! LOL.. I really love books that are hardback cover. I don’t have as many of those. Happy reading!

    1. I’ll take hardcover, paperback, or ebook… it doesn’t matter to me. I do want to go to the library more. It’ll be easier to read books that way because I won’t have to worry about shelf space. Then again, I want to own all the books I read, lol.

  4. I thought my own to-be-read list was problematic in length… and then I saw yours is even longer. Makes it all seem much more manageable. Good luck whittling it down this summer. I always find I do much more reading the rest of the year because summer months are too full of other things vying for my attention, but I’ve heard other people say the opposite, so it must be possible.

    1. To be honest, I have no idea how it’ll go. I won’t have school or work so in my mind I’ll have more time. However, plans do change… thanks! And I hope you’re able to whittle down on your own TBR list. 😉

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