Read it or Ditch it: Watchmen

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“Read it or Ditch it” is a new weekly feature I’ll be doing each Monday on the blog. The goal is to force myself into making a decision regarding some titles on my TBR pile. Each week I’ll select a book that has sat unread on my shelves for longer than a year and ask the question “Read it or Ditch it?”. If I still want to read it, then by posting it here I’m claiming that I’ll read it by the end of the year. If I’m no longer interested in the book, then this is a send off to the title since I’ll either be donating or selling it.

At the end of the year, I’ll do a round-up post to see how I did. If there are any titles that I said I’d read, but still didn’t, then I’ll either donate or sell those. Hopefully, doing this will help me reach my goal of only 100 books sitting unread on my TBR pile by the end of 2016.


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Watchmen
Author: Alan Moore
Published: 1987
Genre: Graphic Novel
Length of Time on TBR Pile: About 11 years
Read it or Ditch it?: Ditch it Continue reading

Read it or Ditch it: Chocolat

read it or ditch it

“Read it or Ditch it” is a new weekly feature I’ll be doing each Monday on the blog. The goal is to force myself into making a decision regarding some titles on my TBR pile. Each week I’ll select a book that has sat unread on my shelves for longer than a year and ask the question “Read it or Ditch it?”. If I still want to read it, then by posting it here I’m claiming that I’ll read it by the end of the year. If I’m no longer interested in the book, then this is a send off to the title since I’ll either be donating or selling it.

At the end of the year, I’ll do a round-up post to see how I did. If there are any titles that I said I’d read, but still didn’t, then I’ll either donate or sell those. Hopefully, doing this will help me reach my goal of only 100 books sitting unread on my TBR pile by the end of 2016.


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Chocolat
Author: Joanne Harris
Published: 1998
Genre: Magic Realism
Length of Time on TBR Pile: About 5 years
Read it or Ditch it?: Read it

I really enjoy books with magic realism iand I remember enjoying the movie “Chocolat” when it came out. So, I’ll give this one a shot. Continue reading

Read it or Ditch it: The Catch-Up Post

read it or ditch it

“Read it or Ditch it” is a new weekly feature I’ll be doing each Monday on the blog. The goal is to force myself into making a decision regarding some titles on my TBR pile. Each week I’ll select a book that has sat unread on my shelves for longer than a year and ask the question “Read it or Ditch it?”. If I still want to read it, then by posting it here I’m claiming that I’ll read it by the end of the year. If I’m no longer interested in the book, then this is a send off to the title since I’ll either be donating or selling it.

At the end of the year, I’ll do a round-up post to see how I did. If there are any titles that I said I’d read, but still didn’t, then I’ll either donate or sell those. Hopefully, doing this will help me reach my goal of only 100 books sitting unread on my TBR pile by the end of 2016.


Since we’re inching closer to the end of the year, I figured I should do a check-in on the status of my “Read it” and “Ditch it” selections.

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In total, I’ve committed to reading 13 books on my TBR pile before the end of the year. From that list I’ve read 2 (yikes!). I obviously need to get rolling on these before I run out of time. Here’s the books I said I’d read (the titles that are in bold are the ones I’ve finished). Continue reading

Read it or Ditch it: True Grit

read it or ditch it

“Read it or Ditch it” is a new weekly feature I’ll be doing each Monday on the blog. The goal is to force myself into making a decision regarding some titles on my TBR pile. Each week I’ll select a book that has sat unread on my shelves for longer than a year and ask the question “Read it or Ditch it?”. If I still want to read it, then by posting it here I’m claiming that I’ll read it by the end of the year. If I’m no longer interested in the book, then this is a send off to the title since I’ll either be donating or selling it.

At the end of the year, I’ll do a round-up post to see how I did. If there are any titles that I said I’d read, but still didn’t, then I’ll either donate or sell those. Hopefully, doing this will help me reach my goal of only 100 books sitting unread on my TBR pile by the end of 2016.


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True Grit
Author: Charles Portis
Published: 1968
Genre: Western
Length of Time on TBR Pile: About 3 years
Read it or Ditch it?: Read it

My grandfather tends to give me his books when he’s done reading them. Usually he reads mysteries, but this was one of the rare westerns he had picked-up. I don’t typically read books in this genre, but I enjoyed the movie. So, I’ll give it a shot. Continue reading

Read it or Ditch it: MacRieve

read it or ditch it

“Read it or Ditch it” is a new weekly feature I’ll be doing each Monday on the blog. The goal is to force myself into making a decision regarding some titles on my TBR pile. Each week I’ll select a book that has sat unread on my shelves for longer than a year and ask the question “Read it or Ditch it?”. If I still want to read it, then by posting it here I’m claiming that I’ll read it by the end of the year. If I’m no longer interested in the book, then this is a send off to the title since I’ll either be donating or selling it.

At the end of the year, I’ll do a round-up post to see how I did. If there are any titles that I said I’d read, but still didn’t, then I’ll either donate or sell those. Hopefully, doing this will help me reach my goal of only 100 books sitting unread on my TBR pile by the end of 2016.


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MacRieve
Author: Kresley Cole
Published: 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length of Time on TBR Pile: About 3 years
Read it or Ditch it?: Ditch it

Nine times out of ten, Kresley Cole is a hate read for me. I know that her books are more than likely to make me rage, but I still end up reading them occasionally. “MacRieve” has been sitting my shelves for a few years now and I haven’t had the urge to read it. So instead of keeping a book that I know is only going to anger me when I read it, I’ve decided to donate it.  Continue reading

Read it or Ditch it: Murder Your Darlings

read it or ditch it

“Read it or Ditch it” is a new weekly feature I’ll be doing each Monday on the blog. The goal is to force myself into making a decision regarding some titles on my TBR pile. Each week I’ll select a book that has sat unread on my shelves for longer than a year and ask the question “Read it or Ditch it?”. If I still want to read it, then by posting it here I’m claiming that I’ll read it by the end of the year. If I’m no longer interested in the book, then this is a send off to the title since I’ll either be donating or selling it.

At the end of the year, I’ll do a round-up post to see how I did. If there are any titles that I said I’d read, but still didn’t, then I’ll either donate or sell those. Hopefully, doing this will help me reach my goal of only 100 books sitting unread on my TBR pile by the end of 2016.


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Murder Your Darlings
Author: J.J. Murphy
Published: 2011
Genre: Mystery
Length of Time on TBR Pile: About 4 years
Read it or Ditch it?: Read it

I picked this one up for the gimmick of a murder mystery series featuring Dorothy Parker. I have the feeling it’ll be corny, but I’m still aiming to read it before the end of the year. Continue reading

Read it or Ditch it: The Life and Loves of a She Devil

read it or ditch it

“Read it or Ditch it” is a new weekly feature I’ll be doing each Monday on the blog. The goal is to force myself into making a decision regarding some titles on my TBR pile. Each week I’ll select a book that has sat unread on my shelves for longer than a year and ask the question “Read it or Ditch it?”. If I still want to read it, then by posting it here I’m claiming that I’ll read it by the end of the year. If I’m no longer interested in the book, then this is a send off to the title since I’ll either be donating or selling it.

At the end of the year, I’ll do a round-up post to see how I did. If there are any titles that I said I’d read, but still didn’t, then I’ll either donate or sell those. Hopefully, doing this will help me reach my goal of only 100 books sitting unread on my TBR pile by the end of 2016.


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The Life and Loves of a She Devil
Author: Fay Weldon
Published: 1983
Genre: General Fiction
Length of Time on TBR Pile: About ??? years
Read it or Ditch it?: Read it Continue reading