Jul 09

Booking Through Thursday: Unread



The latest Booking Through Thursday challenge:

An idea I got from The Toddled Dredge (via K for Kat). Here’s what she said:

“So here today I present to you an Unread Books Challenge. Give me the list or take a picture of all the books you have stacked on your bedside table, hidden under the bed or standing in your shelf – the books you have not read, but keep meaning to. The books that begin to weigh on your mind. The books that make you cover your ears in conversation and say, ‘No! Don’t give me another book to read! I can’t finish the ones I have!’ “

Should I take a photo of the pile of books I have waiting for reading and reviews (two deep) on my sideboard?

Books waiting for review

My bedside table?

Books on the bedside table

Perhaps the pile of sewing books that have appeared thanks to my decision to beat the recession by resurrecting my sewing machine and making some simple clothes for the kids and other miscellaneous items? The books on the left are mine. Those on the right are on loan from the library.


Perhaps I should just take a photo of my overcrowded book shelves? These books are waiting for me to read them for the first time or are books that I would love to re-read.

Makes you wonder why I have books reserved at the local library and it perhaps explains why Meredith thought I was crazy to decide to start a Popular Penguins Reading Challenge.

So many books, so little time…

Do you have a pile of books waiting for your attention? Maybe, like me, you have several different stacks of books scattered around the house. Make sure you tell me about your TBR (to be read) pile or add a link to your Booking Through Thursday post in the comments.

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  1. gautami tripathy

    I got 200+ books to be read on my shelves!


    Here is my BTT post!
    .-= gautami tripathy´s last blog ..Booking through must read unreads! =-.

  2. BooksPlease

    Me too! I often wonder why I keep buying and borrowing books when I have more than enough to keep me going for years – I just love books.
    .-= BooksPlease´s last blog ..Unread – Booking Through Thursday =-.

  3. Schatzi

    I often think I ought to corral all my unreads onto one shelf. I like my Easter egg hunt approach, however.
    .-= Schatzi´s last blog ..Booking Through Thursday: Unread =-.

  4. Violet

    wow…thats a beautiful shelf. I have to cram in everything in the tiny shelf I have 🙁

    See the + point, you’ll never be out of books to read 🙂

  5. Simon S

    Brilliant photo blog, loved it! Isn’t it nice (and occasionally daunting) having so many books yet to read!
    .-= Simon S´s last blog ..The Great Unread =-.

  6. GiGi @ Incrementum

    Hey your bookshelves look like mine! Full from top to bottom! LoL

    Good Luck getting to those!

    Happy BTT!
    I played too!
    .-= GiGi @ Incrementum´s last blog ..Booking through Thursday! =-.

  7. Kerri

    I keep my next ten reads beside my computer, and the rest on my big book shelves which look a lot like your last picture. I’ve heard good things about Belong to Me.
    .-= Kerri´s last blog ..Booking Through Thursday: Unread =-.

  8. Emily

    I love sewing, and I spy Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing in that pile – such a gorgeous book. Good luck with your piles of tomes, and other projects!
    .-= Emily´s last blog ..Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads: The Culture and Evolution of Natural History Museums =-.

  9. Monique

    Wow, that is a lot of books. I would love to have that many books. But I don’t have the space and I have roommates.
    My BTT is here.

  10. Ali

    Oh, I feel so much better knowing that I am not the only one with a lots of unread books on my shelves! Last time I counted, I had about 185.

    See my book stash here.
    .-= Ali´s last blog ..Booking Through Thursday – Unread =-.

  11. =Tamar

    We are not alone… I have boxes and boxes of unread books. The unboxed stacks are very tall.

  12. Kay

    I’m always glad to see I’m not the only one hoarding books in a huge quantity! It never stops, does it? I think I get 2 at least 2 new books for everyone I read – and that’s counting those I read from the library!
    .-= Kay´s last blog ..BTT + What’s on your desk? =-.

  13. anothercookiecrumbles

    Wow! I actually feel a lot better about my stack now, and I thought I was bad.
    .-= anothercookiecrumbles´s last blog ..Booking Through Thursday – Unread =-.

  14. Steph

    Your bookshelves remind me of mine. :)I posted a picture of my pile — I had a lot more TBRs, but I had to stop stacking them up before I created a safety hazard.
    .-= Steph´s last blog ..My Pile of Unread Books =-.