So to kick off the new year, I wanted to set some goals. I’m not really into resolutions because I don’t think they work. However; I need to be accountable next year, especially since it’s going to be a very busy year.
2020 Book Ban… kinda.
Okay, ban is excessive. But I am going to try beating the backlist in my own way. I have scheduled out my owned TBR to 5 books per month, which should get me through the majority of my owned TBR by 2021. In addition, I have limited my new purchases to the following upcoming releases that I just can’t live without.
House of Earth & Blood (Crescent City #1) – Mar 3
Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1) – Mar 3
Wild at Heart (Simple Wild #2) – Mar 3
Seven Endless Forests – Mar 31
Empire of Gold (Daevabad #3) – June 30
The Faithless Hawk (Merciful Crow #2) – July 28
As the Shadow Rises (The Age of Darkness #2) – Katy Rose Pool – Sept 1
Lightbringer (Furyborn #3) – Fall 2020
Empire of the Vampire – Sept
Ember 4 – TBD
Once I am through my 5 books for the month, I can read what I like or buy a new release. But not until I have finished my owned TBR for that month and the months previous. The library is free game as are books that are gifted to me, so I just can’t buy a new book until I am caught up. Hopefully, this will help with reducing my owned TBR and keeping me financially responsible when it comes to books!
How does this affect ARCs?
I have included my upcoming ARCs in my owned TBR count. I have committed to these reviews so they will take priority over new purchases. I’m also going to be a little less aggressive in my ARC requests so that I don’t overload myself. This last year they kind of started flooding in and overwhelmed me, which means I got behind. I hate getting behind on ARCs because I made the commitment to give them a chance when I requested them.
What are your goals for this week? Let me know in the comments!