I confess: there are books on my TBR that I don't want to read.
It isn't that they are BAD books. I'm sure they are not. But I always bear in mind that not everyone will like MY books - people have different tastes. So I too have tastes and I have held on to some books simply because they have been on my tbr and I have resisted taking them out.
Today I am culling the herd of my TBR.
How did I come by these books? Some of them were freebies from events, some were gifts. None of the books I'm pulling out are ones I bought for myself. And there are not many that are going to go. But With 80-some books on the pile, I am letting go of the feeling of obligation and setting them free. They will be donated to worthy causes.
I've resisted for so long because of my upbringing, which isn't such a bad thing. I was taught not to be wasteful. And I was taught to be a finisher - or at least that's a personality trait of mine. You start something, you finish. You guys, pulling these books out goes against a LOT but I know I'm going to feel strangely liberated at the end.
So here goes. I'll come back with the final tally....