Q1: Unread Shelf Project 2020


This year, I’m participating in Whitney’s Unread Shelf Project. The idea is to read the books you already own…that are already on your shelf! Towards the end of last year, I started feeling overwhelmed at the amount of books piling up on my shelves. I knew it was time to do something about it, so I commited a huge chunk of my 2020 reading towards that goal.

In January, I counted up all of the unread books on my shelf and the number shocked me. It was 417! By the end of the month, I had gone in the wrong direction…and my new number was 444! πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Let’s just say that January gave me a HUGE WAKE-UP CALL!

As the first quarter of 2020 closes, I currently have 389 books on my shelves (after a major book donation to my local library)!

I am happy I’m moving in the right direction, but I can see that I still have a long ways to go before December ends.

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Monthly Themes:

January: Any Unread Books:

  • Me by: Elton John
  • The Library Book by: Susan Orlean
  • The Wolf Wants In by: Laura McHugh
  • The Garden of Small Beginnings by: Abbi Waxman (DNF)
  • Maybe in Another Life by: Taylor Jenkins Reid (DNF)

February: Books Gifted To You:

  • The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by: Jennifer Robson
  • The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by: Anissa Gray
  • Burnout by: Emily and Amelia Nagoski
  • Big Lies in a Small Town by: Diane Chamberlain
  • The Water Will Come by: Jeff Goodell
  • There Will Be No Miracles Here by: Casey Gerald (DNF)
  • Wyoming by: J.P. Gritton (DNF)

March: Books That Have Been On Your Shelf the Longest:

  • From Scratch by: Tembi Locke
  • Severance by: Ling Ma
  • Hillbilly Elegy by: J.D. Vance
  • 🎧 Make It Scream, Make It Burn by: Leslie Jamison
  • Lab Girl by: Hope Jahren
  • 🎧 The Witches Are Coming by: Lindy West
  • Ninth House by: Leigh Bardugo
  • The Simple Wild by: K.A. Tucker

That’s my update for the first quarter of 2020! I’m going to keep plugging away on the #unreadshelfproject2020!

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