Ahhh, the illustrious To Be Read pile! Whether it’s a mountain or a mole hill, we all have one (and don’t we love it!). I can’t remember how I came across this tag, but I first saw it on Words With Lara. And book tags are always a good time, so let’s get started.
How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
I use Goodreads religiously and try to keep my owned-unread, library check outs, and Netgalley shelves up to date especially. I also have upcoming shelves for 2018, 2019, and 2020 books- there’s nothing worse than coming across a book on my shelf, getting super excited, and realizing it doesn’t come out for years.
Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?
Mostly print but I have my fair share of e-books and e-arcs.
How do you determine which book to read from your TBR next?
Hahahahah. Ha. Ha. It’s this handy thing called Mood Reading and it’s great! For the most part, I keep piles on my actual bookshelves of books I’m hoping to get to soonest, whether they’re library books, arcs, or something I’ve looked forward to for a long time. I also love making monthly TBR lists even if I don’t stick to them. I listen to trusted friend recs/opinions of course. And participating in Bookish Bingo helps me narrow my choices down at least- I try to pick books from my TBR beforehand to fit each square.
A book that’s been on your TBR longest?
One of them is Daughter of the Forest. by Juliet Marillier. Maybe this will be the year I give that book another try!
A book you recently added to your TBR?
Royals 2 by Rachel Hawkins. The first book was so much fun, I can’t wait to see what the next (sequel? companion?) book will be like.
A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?
The Silver Witch by Paula Brackston
A book on your TBR that you never plan on actually reading?
Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen. I loved the first book but heard really iffy things about the sequel and this series ender, so I’m over it.
An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for.
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except you?
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you.
Trouble Is A Friend Of Mine by Stephanie Tromly
The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf.
1296. If I have even the slightest interest in a book, I add it to my Want To Read shelf. I do cull it every once in awhile (bad reviews, sequels I no longer want to read, books I’ve lost interest in, etc).
How do you keep track of your TBR? Is it a detailed spreadsheet, mountain of books, or organized chaos like mine? I love talking TBRs, let me know!