Let’s Talk is a meme originally hosted by I Swim For Oceans and now hosted by the team at Smash Attack Reads and A Book Obsession.
It’s guided discussion on anything and everything to do with books and more!
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This week’s topic:
How many books do you own (keepers) and how many are in your to-be-read pile? Feel free to include pictures!
Oh gosh. How many books do I own? This is a difficult one to answer because I have piles upon piles packed away in my garage. I have bunches tucked away in my wardrobe. And I have two little shelves next to my bed. Overflowing. I swear I’m like a book magnet.
According to my stats on Goodreads, I have 500+ books in my to-reads list. Currently 122 of those I claim ownership of, although I certainly haven’t got all of my books on Goodreads. Unfortunately that number includes the random books I know I own and want to re-read, not just the stuff I can physically see. I am waiting until I move to a bigger place and can shelve them all to add everything I own to Goodreads, so those stats aren’t entirely accurate.
The bad thing? This is stuff I’ve only bought this year.
The other bad thing? Each of these books makes me so excited that I can never choose which one to read next, and often end up reading a library book or an e-book, which doesn’t help my situation.