Most of these novels have been in my pile for half a year. I realized this week that it's finally time for some books to be purged. So instead of rearranging and re-stacking my books for the umpteenth time, I decided to take stock of them and get rid of the ones I'll never touch.
Yes, I know, it's a sad thing to even contemplate getting rid of unread books. But it must be done. Somewhere along the way my TBR pile has developed a mind of its own and has overtaken my spare room. I can't possibly read all of the books I've won or bought in the last six months. It's time to let them go. And set a few book buying ground rules.
From now on I plan to read reviews for new authors before I decide to buy their books. I also won't buy the second novel in a series until I've read book one. That is, unless the book is part of a must-read series from a favorite author, such as Monica McCarty, Tessa Dare and Lara Adrian.
These rules are fairly simply and should be easy to follow. I hope. *crosses fingers*
Do you ever feel guilty about your TBR pile? How do you handle it? Do you turn a blind eye and continue to add to the pile or do you purge your unread books? Have you enacted any book buying rules?