Does your TBR Pile Need a Detox?

Last year, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to finally get through my TBR pile. I failed miserably. So this year I had to face the Great Wall O’ Books and be honest with myself. Which books was I really — no really — not ever going to read? You see, many of my TBR pile books were given to me by friends and family. I always consider every book given to me because you never know where your next favorite will come from, but many books I had been holding onto were not in my favorite genres. More importantly, they were getting in the way of the books I really — yes really — wanted to read. They were toxic to my TBR pile.

In all, I gave away twenty books to new homes and parents (err, I mean readers) who will love them forever. I could probably cull a lot more from my pile, but there are a few I’m giving one last chance. Aside from those few, this exercise left me with a great pile of books, everyone one of which I can’t wait to read:

2001 TBR Pile

What about you? Does your TBR pile need a New Year’s Detox? Are you resolving to read only the books you really want to read in 2011? What are some of those books?

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