The deals, the steals, the popular book-of-the-years, they all lead to one thing: book hoarding. It’s hard not to hoard. I mean, how many of us have pins of our ideal household libraries?
Slowly, raises hand.
I realized my books were multiplying like rabbits, doubling, tripling, quadrupling. I became an expert at the almost-doesn’t-look-out-of-control bookshelves.
This is organized chaos, my friends. Oh, it might not look so bad at a quick glance, but I have books behind those books, and did I mention I also have books in and on my nightstand, dresser, in the closest, and throughout the house?
I have so many unread books it’s not even funny. That’s why this summer I started to read some of these books. Read them and decide whether or not they are worth keeping. In my opinion, of course.
But I didn’t want it to stop there. I didn’t want to get complacent. I wanted a goal. I wanted a challenge.
And that’s where all of you come in. I’m starting the Bookshelf Cleaning Challenge 2016. My goal is to get rid of 50 books by the end of 2016. Not just read them, but get rid of them. Which means I might very well have to read more than 50 books before I find the 50 I’m going to get rid of.
I want all of you to keep me going, and in return, if you want to try this challenge, I’ll help you keep going. You might decide on a different number of books. Maybe your number 5, 10, 25. Doesn’t matter.
Sometimes we have to get rid of some stuff in order to refocus and rediscover what we really love. Plus, the stuff we get rid of can be donated or bring in some extra money.
This challenge will lead me into a new series I’ll be doing called: Book Dumps. Most everyone has heard of Book Hauls where Booktubers and book bloggers discuss the new books they’ve bought, but I’ve never seen an equivalent for the books that people decide to get rid of.
So that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to show you all the books I’m breaking up with and why. Join me today and feel free to share with me your progress!