Monday, December 27, 2010

TBR Challenge 2010 - fail

I signed up for the TBR challenge for 2010 in hopes that I would read 24 books, the 12 on my main list and the 12 on my alternate list.  As of today, I have only read 10 books total.  I don't see myself being able to read 2 more off of this list by the end of the month (although I do plan to read 1) so I'm going to go ahead and create the wrap up post.

While the challenge itself was a fail for me, reading from my TBR stacks wasn't a fail this year.  In fact, I read more of the books I already own this year than I have in several years passed.  It's just that they weren't on the TBR list so I couldn't count them.   I truly believe that part of this is because of all the challenges I committed to in 2010.  When I signed up for the challenges I looked over the books I already owned (I have them all in an access database) and created most of the lists from books I already owned.  So while I have to say that I failed at the TBR challenge, I'm not upset about it because I know I did read a lot of books off my TBR stacks.

6 comments:

Marce said...

That totally doesn't sound like a failure to me either, well done. The books on the shelf can stay there for way to long.

Kris said...

Marce - I think that's something all of us book lovers can admit to..that the books stay unread on the shelves for way too long. haha! I'm slowly making a dent in my stacks though..hoping I do just as good next year as I did this year. I already have a list of books I want to buy for challenges, but the majority of books I already own so that's good.

BookAddict said...

10 books off your TBR shelf is great, not a failure. I am super guilty of buying buying buying and having the books sit on my shelf! Something I hope to do better with in 2011!

Kris said...

Bookaddict - I think we both know I'm guilty of that too. lol! However, I did much better with it this year and hope I do better with it next year too. I think I'll keep track of which books I read are ones I already own or not and see how I do.

Literary Feline said...

This was one of my original favorite challenges, but after that first year I participated, I've been unable to manage it. It's a great motivator for getting us to read our TBR books, that's for sure. Now if only we could stick to the lists . . . Haha!

Kris said...

Literary Feline - haha - yes, if only we could stick to the list. It is a great challenge, but I decided not to participate this year because I had trouble sticking to the list Oh well....