The TBR Tag

Thursday, June 21, 2018

I saw this over on Morgan's blog last month and thought it would be a lot of fun to share the details of my ever-growing TBR pile. (If you didn't know, TBR stands for "to be read!") This tag was created by Rachel from A Perfection Called Books and Dana from Dana Square.

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
I organize everything through Goodreads. I have a shelf for all the physical books I own but haven't read yet, yearly releases (2014 through 2019) that I eventually want to get to, the books I must get to this year, series to start, and series to continue. There is no way I could remember all of these without Goodreads!

Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?
Aside from the one or two ebooks I received for free, it's all print! (I just checked and I actually have five: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows, Voice of Gods by Eleanor Herman, Ignite by Lily Paradis, This Night So Dark by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, and Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I will probably only read two of these, lol.) If I really want to read a book from my TBR that I don't own, I usually try and borrow the ebook from Overdrive.

How do you determine which book to read from your TBR next?
Oh man, where do I even start? I have a document of all the 2018 releases I want to read, and ideally I try and read an author's backlist (if they have one) before their newest book is published. I rarely stick to this though, because I will read whatever my heart desires πŸ˜‚Usually, I'll also try and read a book before the movie/TV show adaptation comes out. But more recently, I've been focusing on new releases!

What book has been on your TBR the longest?
Legend by Marie Lu. I added it on July 6, 2013 πŸ™ˆ

What is the last book you added to your TBR?
I added four books to Goodreads on June 4, 2018: Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett, A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer, Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman, and The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill. (The Tea Dragon Society is the only one that has been published.) For my physical TBR, I purchased I See You by Clare Macintosh yesterday at Half Price Books!

What book is on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?
No book makes it on my TBR if 1) the story doesn't sound good *or* 2) it doesn't have good reviews. But if I must choose, I have to mention The Tea Dragon Society again. I don't know what it's about, but Alexa from Alexa Loves Books has spoken many good things and the art is *so* lovely.

What is a book on your TBR that you never plan on actually reading?
I have an exclusive shelf on Goodreads titled "on my radar," which includes all the books I'm on the fence about but could still possibly end up reading. I added Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde to my list in 2013 but now that I think about it, I'll probably never get around to picking it up. I don't want to remove it though :x

What is an unpublished book on your TBR that you're excited for?
The Map from Here to There by Emery Lord, 100%!!! The Start of Me and You is one of my all-time favorite books!

What is a book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except you?
I will easily name four: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

What is a book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo immediately popped into my head. But it's not a recommendation from anyone in particular, just one that has been mentioned over and over again in the bookish community!

What is a book on your TBR that you're dying to read?
Aside from The Map from Here to There, a published book I really want to read is Warcross by Marie Lu!

How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?
Number of books I've added to my Goodreads "want to read" and "on my radar" shelves = 598
Physical books I haven't read = 207


How do you determine which book from your TBR you'd like to read next?
Feel free to get as detailed as you'd like πŸ˜‚

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