In 2011, I decided to make a noticeable dent in my stacks, and I did, sort of: I read 17 books acquired before 2011, plus 11 from my Virago Modern Classics collection. But I also added 65 books to my library, including 32 Viragos.
So. As I write this, I have over 60 unread books just lying around, not including 140+ Viragos. The Off the Shelf Challenge, hosted by Bookish Ardour, is just what I need to help me keep the pile at a manageable level. I’m going for the Making A Dint level, requiring 30 books. I actually hope to do better, but the next level up requires 50 books, way more than I can imagine!
I plan to read 12 Virago Modern Classics, and at least 24 other books acquired before 2012. I’ll share progress reports in my quarterly reading updates.