Conquering The Book Stacks #ctbs

conquering the book stacks

A couple of months ago, I was chatting with my Twitter book-ish friends and the conversation was mostly about books- what we were reading, what we wanted to read, what books we’d bought and things of that nature.

Then… as the discussion went on, and we made several comments on being addicted to books & first world problems of book lovers- we realized how many books we have (or have been loaned)- books that have been sitting on our shelf for far too long, patiently waiting to be read.

So, it was decided then: August would be all about books on our shelves, books we’ve been meaning to read. And it would be known as Conquering the Book Stacks (#ctbs).

What does this mean? Basically, for the month of August- we aren’t buying new books. We are going to shine a spotlight on our book shelves and start crossing books of the TBR List. In doing so, we’ll be able to thin our shelves (in preparation for more books in future to add to TBR list 😉

So join us in August- read the books on your book shelf, the books your friends loaned you- heck go to the library and borrow books. Try really hard to take a break from the buying of new books- and read that stack of books you already own.


Pick a theme (beach books, certain authors- whatever!)

Go Random- no plan, just read, read, read!

When #ctbs officially begins, I’ll post my plan for my books, my goals, and more.

Looking forward to a great month for August, for reading some of the books that have been on the TBR list for too long, and to introduce my readers to some of the fantastic book-ish folks who are going to encourage and celebrate our reading plans in August.

If you do the Twitter thing, when we talk about books we’re reading for August, we’re using the #ctbs hashtag. Join in. Meet some new book folks. Find out about other reads. Tell us how the not buying books for August is going. How many great books you have in the TBR list stack. If there are any duds. Books that are “meh”. Books that are over-rated or under-rated.

Happy Reading!