Unknowingly I actually participate in a challenge! Who would have thought!

#ReadYourOwnDamnBooks comes from Andi and what’s awesome about it is that there’s no rules other than not buying books and making a serious dent in your TBR.
I am not very competitive and tend to avoid challenges, so also in this one I won’t participate for the whole year – I’m sorry I’m addicted to buying books, I heard the first step is to admit the problem, but I’m not sure I want to be cured, just a small detox will do.

So far so good, January’s over and I didn’t buy a single book!
Instead my wishlist has grown exponentially.

Oh and when I visited my family home recently I brought back full backpack of books – I didn’t buy them so maybe we can count them under a widely defined TBR. They are owned by my mum, they’re almost mine! 😉

It’s not easy, but it has made my reading more diverse. I cannot just read the ‘new thing’ everyone raves about, because the last ‘new thing’ I managed to get before the lockdown was ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ (still in TBR). I hope I’ll read some of the classics that have been sitting on my TBR forever.

Please share your tricks on how am I supposed to last another 2 months!


Photo by Violetta Kaszubowska

2 thoughts on “#ReadYourOwnDamnBooks

  1. Deepika Ramesh

    Ah! Thank you for making me feel assured, Jo. I am not alone. 🙂 To avoid buying more books, I have charted a map to my next purchase. I have kept a pile of books aside, and I will purchase my next book, only when I empty the heap. I wish I could continue to be this determined. 🙂 Keep me posted on how you are faring.


    1. Keep going! We can make it! I have so many books in my pile and I noticed I buy new ones for the sake of buying them, because I don’t know when I’ll get to them. I must say going through my pile is a bit like treasure hunting, so I’m trying to convince myself it’s fun 😉

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