The TBR Tag

I found this tag on A Perfection Called Books. 

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

As of my move at the beginning of this month, I am keeping track of my owned TBR on Goodreads. I scanned all of my unread books in to the app as I unpacked them. Before that, beginning in November 2017, (and still continuing now) I just used a notebook and wrote down each book I bought and then checked it off when I read it.  Before that I didn’t track at all.

Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?

I own far more ebooks than I do print books, but I don’t really consider my ebooks as part of my TBR. I don’t track them and I don’t read them as often.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

I usually choose whatever I’m most excited to read next unless I have a specific TBR, like a readathon, planned.

A Book That’s Been On Your TBR List The Longest 

I have hundreds of books from about seven years ago that I acquired, but haven’t read. I collected books even during the years I didn’t actually read them. One random book from that stack is The Highland Fling Murders by Jessica Fletcher, a Murder she Wrote novelization.

A Book You Recently Added To Your TBR

The last book I acquired and added to my Goodreads TBR shelf was The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket.

A Book In Your TBR Strictly Because Of Its Beautiful Cover

I wouldn’t have bought a book just because of a beautiful cover, but that is certainly what caught my attention first for Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende.

A Book On Your TBR That You Never Plan on Reading

Lovecraft Short Stories by HP Lovecraft. It’s a beautiful edition, but the print is so tiny, I don’t see how I could actually read this with my bad eyes. It was a gift though so it will likely stay on my shelves.

An Unpublished Book On Your TBR That You’re Excited For

I just preordered three books I’m so excited for.

The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks by Mackenzi Lee

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem by Shannon Hale

A Book On Your TBR That Basically Everyone’s Read But You 

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke seems really popular, but I never read any of that series, even though I own the first two.

A Book On Your TBR That Everyone Recommends To You

Anything by Sarah J Maas. I don’t own any yet, but as a spoiler for an upcoming haul, Pepper chose two books for me as my mother’s day gifts and this author’s newest book was one of the two.

A Book On Your TBR That You’re Dying To Read

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amai El-Mohtar is one I’m really excited to read. I’m trying to finish up a few of my currently reading books before I begin it though.

How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

My Goodreads TBR shelf has all of my owned unread physical books. I’m sure there are still some that are in boxes from the move, but so far I have found and scanned 865 books. Holy moly.

How many unread books do you own?

3 thoughts on “The TBR Tag

  1. LOVE this tag!!! I have 169 books on my tbr, and I can’t wait to read Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. Have you seen the cover reveal yesterday?
    I mostly read ebooks, probably 60%, 30% audiobooks, the rest physical.

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    1. I did see the cover when I preordered the book. It looks great! I love that style of cover, but it not going to match any of my Backman books very well. The rest of his books are blues and greens and look they belong together. This bright yellow is a cover I love, but doesn’t seem to be like any of the others he has written.


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