Monday, February 20, 2017
Ramblings from the Stacks - They'll all get read right?
My To-Read list on Goodreads is 1,923 books. My Wish list on my library's digital site (for ebooks and audio books) is 1,396 books. My To-Be-Checked-Out list on my library's website is 251 books. My Wish List on paperbackswap.com is 345 books. I don't even know how many books I actually own but it's a lot. There's some overlap on these lists but not as much as their should be and there are some books that aren't on it at all either because I bought it before it made it on a list or it's an author whose back list I want to read and just haven't added all the books. For measurement;s sake I'm going with just these actual numbers and assuming the overlap balances out the ones that are left out all together.
All together there are 3,915 books that I really want to read at this specific moment in time. Now on average I read about 130 books a year. So if I keep my reading speed constant and don't add any books to my TBR and don't do any rereads then it will take me just over 30 years to read them all.
That's totally doable right? I mean in 30 years I'll only be in my mid-60s and my reading time will probably increase as my dealings with small children decrease. In fact I have decades worth of wiggle room to add books!
Every once in awhile I'll hear someone say casually that they "know they'll never get all the books to want to read read" and it's just shocking to me. I mean how can you think that? I can feel my pulse increase when I even think about not getting to all those books I want to read.
Though if I'm being completely honest - I probably won't.
How many books are on your various TBR lists? Do you expect to read them all?