When I began my challenge, I had 1020 books marked TBR on my LibraryThing account. I was appalled. These were not books that I wished to read someday. These were books that were actually in my possession in either print form in piles around my house or on digital form on my Kindle.
I devised a strategy to reduce the piles (and the guilt). First, I would not purchase any new books in February. Second, I would go through the mountain of young adult books and donate those I was least likely to read to my HS media center.
Since we had a "snow day" on Wednesday, I had plenty of time to sort through the stacks of young adult books around my house. I donated 60 books - three big bags. I know that, if I ever find the time to read them, they will still be available to me as long as I work at the media center. And, meanwhile, my students can enjoy the books I just couldn't find time to read.
I also checked my records. I had forgotten to remove the TBR tag from some of the books that I had actually read.
Today (actually Saturday afternoon) I have 969 books marked TBR.
My next goal is to stop adding free books to my Kindle. This one is much harder. I hate to pass up a bargain and don't want to miss an opportunity. They don't take up space but they do inflate the TBR list. This week I added 8 free books to the TBR. Next week, my goal is 0.