Good question and article by house of books.
I did manage to get through many of my to be read books last year but still have a stack waiting. With our house suffering over clutter, last year I gave away a stack of books, a set of Wilbur Smith books, (oh no I hear a cry), another set of Mills and Boon books I’d somehow gathered and never read and some duplicate copies of books I had.
Is the house any less cluttered? Not as much as I’d hoped.
Do I feel bad about letting them go? Not really as there are so many other great books on my ‘to be read list’.
Last year in rush towards the end of the year I borrowed books I’ve wanted to read from the library. What a delight to enjoy these books and return them.
I will always have books I will treasure and keep, mostly signed by the author, or simply my all time memorable favourites.