Hello, fellow book junkies! Today I’d like to discuss that three-letter acronym so often bandied about in the reading world, the “To Be Read” (TBR) list. Specifically, my TBR list. 😀 I first noticed this tag on Irena @ Book Dust Magic ‘s blog and believe it was originally created by Rachel from A Perfection Called Books and Dana from Dana Square. Thanks for the great tag, ladies!
How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
Like a lot of people, I track books on Goodreads, but my main TBR list is on my home computer. I have probably way more fun than I should marking books as “read” and shuffling around promising upcoming reads.
Is your TBR mostly print or e-books?
Interesting question. A year ago I would have answered without hesitation, print books. But ebooks are growing on me. Currently, my TBR is approximately 60% print, 30% Ebooks, and 10% audiobooks.
How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
Most of my reading choices are based purely on mood–and that’s how I like it. If reading started to feel like a chore, I’d be doomed. Sure, my TBR has gotten heavy with “required” reads like Netgalley ARCS, beta reads for writer friends, and the occasional buddy read, but after my kid-in-a-candy-shop introduction to Netgalley (“I’ll take that one, and that one, and that one. . . “) I’ve learned to keep ARCs and other “obligatory” reads down to 3 or 4 a month.
A book that’s been on your TBR list the longest?
A book you recently added to your TBR pile?
A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?
A book on your TBR that you NEVER plan on actually reading?
An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?
A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?
A book on your TBR that everyone has read except you?
A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?
- The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
- The Raven Boys
- The Winner’s Curse
- Anything by A.S. King
- The Making of Gabriel Davenport by Beverley Lee.
- The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1) by Catherynne M. Valente
The Number of Books on your Goodreads TBR shelf?
Hmm, that last question was a bit anticlimactic, wasn’t it? Well, thanks for reading my post about one of my favorite subjects, my beloved TBR list. It’s a pretty fun tag, so if you’d like to give it a try. . .