I hereby challenge myself to finish ALL THE BOOKS!!!


Credit to Hyperbole and a Half for inspiring the “[Verb] ALL the [Nouns] meme.

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. . . by which I mean that, as of the publishing of this post*, I’m not letting myself buy or borrow any new books until I’ve read all** the books I’ve purchased over the years but haven’t gotten around to reading yet.  Also known as Cleaning Out the Bookshelves/Kindle folders (assuming I’ll want to sell/give away any of the books once I’ve finished them)  Insane Pretentious Bahahahaha, good one! Ambitious?  Perhaps.  But “shoot for the moon” and all that, right?

To make this official, I’m creating a Goodreads shelf for this project.

We’ll see how long this lasts…

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* There may still be one or two upcoming posts re: books I’d bought/borrowed before starting this challenge.

** Of course I reserve the right to give up on a book if I can’t get through the first few chapters.  I’m not that masochistic stubborn.


  1. I am right there with you…constantly in search of that ultimate new novel…reading book reviews, reading books about writing….that helps somewhat…I like the “Goodreads’ touch…might try that.

    • Goodreads is pretty fun. My favorite thing is that I can more easily discuss a book’s ending or other major plot points without having to write “SPOILER! SPOILER! Don’t read the next paragraph!” every time. They have a feature that lets you hide any text you wouldn’t want seen by people who haven’t read the book — the finished review would look like this.

  2. WoW!….this is a HUGE challenge. I know I tried to stay off buying and borrowing books in the first 4 months of this year, and it was one of the hardest things I had to do!!!….All the best with this challenge, Nerija! 😀

    • Thanks! Heh, we’ll see how long I can keep it up without seeing something on Goodreads or elsewhere and thinking, Oh, but I HAVE to read that NOW!! I’ll just read this ONE, and then I’m back on the wagon! XD

    • It is the reader’s lifelong curse/blessing — the endless TBR list 🙂 I guess I’m kind of lucky in that my Owned but Not Read list isn’t too long, but still…

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