Read My Books – Tales From a Book Hoarder

I was excited about Dani and Erin’s Read My Books link up for the month of June because I have a serious hoarding issue when it comes to books! I keep requesting more books on Netgalley, downloading free ebooks when I see them on Bookbub, and picking up actual copy of books from thrift stores if I see a good deal on one I wanted. I don’t have near as many physical books as I do ebooks, so I mainly focused on my Netgalley list. You know, because archives and stuff. Oops!

Here are the books I read for the month of June!


You can read my thoughts on them here and here.

I do have a confession to make. I cleared off all of these books from my Netgalley list and was so proud of myself, that I added five more. Issues.

Do you have a book hoarding problem. Is it really even a problem? You know, because books are awesome and stuff!

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  • Reply Ericka @ A Quiet Girl's Musings... July 14, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I have a problem passing up audiobooks that I find for less than $5…that’s why I have 52 unlistened to books in my Audible library! :/

  • Reply Dani July 14, 2016 at 9:41 am

    I used to hoard books, especially when Paperback Swap was free, but now I’m trying to keep only ones I really want to read or favorites that I may want to re-read. My e-book shelf is a little out of control right now for the same reason which is why I read those first too! So happy that you joined us!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky July 14, 2016 at 10:40 am

    i used to hoard books for years; as in i had books i bought from when i was a teen. when we did our basement, i had to make room so it broke my heart to donate them but at least the library took them and put them in circulation so they’re still getting read which makes me happy!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo July 14, 2016 at 11:51 am

    I’ve picked up that new Emily Griffin book like 3 times & put it back – I just need to get it.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders July 14, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I totally have the same problem when it comes to books and Negalley! I’ve requested way too many and it might be a while before I request anymore because I don’t feel like I’ve made a dent in them at all! Way to go on making it through your list though! I have quite a few of them still on my Netgalley list, so I’m even more excited to read them after your reviews!

  • Reply carly July 14, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Book hoarding is totally a problem! I was just thinking about how in August I should really try and get through a big chunk of my netgalley books– but I can’t abandon my library books (or stop requesting them) & they always take priority as they’re on an obvious time limit, so it’s hard!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family July 14, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Haha! Love that you cleared these off just to add five more. Such is the struggle. 😉

  • Reply texerinsydney July 14, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I prefer to call it book collector instead of hoarder 🙂
    You read quite a few and for you NetGalley folks, I know reading the ones that are waiting there for you is a good accomplishment. Well done!
    Thanks for participating!!

  • Reply Tanya @ A Mindful Migration July 14, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    I go through spurts where I put a ton of books on hold at the Library and request a bunch of books through Netgalley at the same time. It really overwhelmed me, even though I love to read and am generally a fast reader. I actually think it’s why I’ve been in a bit of book funk the past two months, so I am putting a moratorium on any requests for a few months. I felt the exact same way about That Darkness. It was okay but nothing special.

  • Reply Biana July 15, 2016 at 6:43 am

    I still have first comes love on my wishlist – it sounds really good! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply kristen July 15, 2016 at 6:51 am

    bahahahaha i love that you added 5 more on netgalley after you cleared it out.
    i am currently not letting myself add more netgalley. i have 18 – EIGHTEEN – to read. it’s driving me bonkers. i need to clear that shit out!

  • Reply July 15, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Lol I love that you admitted you cleared it and then added more!! I think I have 3 or 4 kindle books still to read

  • Reply Kristen July 18, 2016 at 1:23 am

    I think it’s not as bad to hoard ebooks. I mean, at least you’re not just cramming a bunch of books on bookshelves that only serve to collect dust as they sit there unread for years and years. (This is what I do, so I know all about that! Haha.)

    I still need to get a Netgalley account, though I feel like I’ll be like everyone else and request way more than I can possibly read in a reasonable amount of time. At least it gives you options, right? 🙂

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