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Tackling the Unread Books + Giveaway

I have a dedicated space on my bookshelf for all my unread books. While I was putting together this post, I didn’t think it was this many – 97! And it doesn’t include the books that are on my Kindle, the ebooks and ARCs. I’m not proud of this, don’t get me wrong. But I love hoarding books.

They say retail therapy is the best therapy and I cannot agree more. For me, it is books and shoes and they are just never enough. I turn a deaf ear and keep a blind eye to Marie Kondo and her decluttering ideas when it comes to these two things. Can’t help it! Ouch! I think it is perfectly okay to have an enormous pile of To-Be-Read books.

Tackling the Unread Books

Stack Them All Together: There were a good number of books that I had completely forgotten about and I am, in a way, happy to rediscover them. Why I didn’t know about its existence before was because they were there everywhere. I used to color coordinate my books earlier and didn’t have the slightest idea of this humongous, evergrowing TBR pile. So, I have stacked them all together to visualize my reading goal.

Organize by Genre: Another way to tackle your TBR is by organizing the unread books by genre. I believe, like me, you’d read books based on your mood and state of mind. This technique helps in picking up more books to read. You can even assign a “Crime fiction” reading week or “Romance week”.

Read-a-thon! Ever heard of it? On my Bookstagram account with my darling Golden boy, I do read-a-thons. It is a fun way of picking up a book and joining like-minded bloggers/Instagrammers to read the book along, during an assigned date. It’s a great way to get some reading done.

Join a Reading Challenge: At the beginning of the year, I was so pepped up to read a lot of books that I joined about 4 or 5 Reading Challenges. I’ve already failed one miserably! But I am keeping track of the others. I have a dedicated spreadsheet with all the challenges, their prompts and the books I have chosen. This helps me read a variety of books and not just stick to one genre.

| Reading Challenges in 2019

You can also look for reading challenges and reading sprints on Instagram.

. and the next thing you can do is

TBR Unhaul/Giveaway

Yes, I am giving away one book from my TBR pile for I found out that I had two copies of the same book. One was a Christmas Santa gift and the other I had bought without knowing that my Santa would be sending me the same copy. Well, that’s just me!

I have read the book (I couldn’t help but read it when I ‘rediscovered’ it from the unread pile) and it is brilliant! Of course, I will be giving away the new unread book. Duh! The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris has gone on to top the charts around the world and for a reason. You can find the blurb here.

To win this giveaway, all you need to do is follow these simple set of rules:

  1. Follow me on Instagram @kohleyedcapers
  2. Follow me on Twitter @kohleyedme (Please don’t follow to unfollow, that’s really mean!)
  3. Tell me on the giveaway post on Instagram your favorite historical fiction and tag three friends.
  4. Share the post which is on Instagram to your stories and tag me.

That’s all! The giveaway is from 24 April to 30 April.

I hope you’ll drop by tomorrow too.

My theme for the A to Z Challenge this year is ‘Celebrating the Bibliophile in me’, where I would share the books, authors and fictional characters that I love, loathe and tolerate.
Ah, there could be more!
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