Q1: Unread Shelf Project 2020

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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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