My #CTBS goals: Conquering the Book Stacks

conquering the book stacks

Today is August 1. Which means for the next month, I’m not going to buy any more new books (EXCEPT for the pre-order I had from months ago & if I go to a book event- because it would be rude to not buy a book at a book signing).

Mostly for August, I’ll be reading books that I WANT to read. Books that have been on the shelf for a time- books that have been in stacks. Books that I have been longing to read- and yet, always found another book more important at the time.

I will still be reading a couple of review books ( need to honor my commitments) but mainly- I’ll be #ctbs- Conquering The Book Stacks.

These are some of the books I’m hoping to read during August:

The Heist by Janet Evanovich

The Painted Girls ( I did not finish during July 😦

Seed No Evil by Kate Collins

Snagged by Carol Higgins Clark

The Cherry Cola Book Club by Ashton Lee

The Island by Elin Hilderbrand

The Tao of Martha by Jen Lancaster

Overseas by Beatriz Williams

Jack and Jill by James Patterson

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

The Violets of March by Sarah Jio

While We Were Watching Downton Abbey

Night Road by Kristin Hannah


These are just a few of the books I hope to read during August. I may not make it through the list, I may sub other books in. All I know is this: I’m going to work really hard to make a dent in the stacks of my books, to reclaim my stacks- to CONQUER the stacks!

Each week, I’ll post an update on how I’m doing- and if you are on Twitter- follow the hashtag #ctbs to see the group of us chatter on about our books.

Here’s hoping I survive to Sept 1 without buying new books (Barnes and Noble- I’m sorry, I won’t be perusing the bargain book section till Sept 1- please don’t put up any “Missing: Have You Seen this Book-aholic” posters)


23 thoughts on “My #CTBS goals: Conquering the Book Stacks

  1. I’m glad to see I wasn’t the only one that didn’t finish The Painted Girls…I have that on my list, too. There are some books on your list I’ve already read – loved The Island and Night Road – and I also have some of the books on my shelves or on my tbr list…While We Were Watching Downton Abbey (on my shelf) and The Violets of March (on my tbr list). Good luck…I think we all will need the support to stay out of bookstores!!!

    • July just got nutty and between what I HAD to read & what I wanted- I just never got far enough with TPG. That will change tho!

      Thank you 🙂 Good luck to you as well. I’m so ready to sit down & read these books- cannot wait!

      You start to feel all shaky from not buying books- let me know- I’ll talk you off the ledge 😉

  2. I’m loving that we are doing this and that our everyone’s lists are so different. Great change of pace. I will be buying books at the end of the month at DBF but I’m not buying any before that. I made my 2013 resolution to not buy any books and I stuck to it until I bought 1 last month. I guess I’ve been doing a version of #ctbs all year. Maybe by 2014 I can get get some sort of handle on my addiction. Maybe.

    • I’m so glad you are joining in Rhiannon!

      My stacks have gotten almost out of control (I blame bargain books for some of that). I just need a month where I can be held accountable and have support 🙂

      * If you go to any book signings before DBF, they are ok! Signings are special events 🙂

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