My physical TBR shelf has grown into 2 shelves. I know, I know. I need to get reading! *laughs* But there’s less time during the summer for me to read. And since I’m on a few different publisher mailing lists, my TBR keeps growing. (Well, that and the fact I keep requesting books from the library instead of reading what I already have… oops!)
I used to have way more books that I bought or was given by family, on my TBR than anything else. But now that I’m up to two shelves, I’m not so sure what I have more of. I have a few books I’ve won due to giveaways; the books I get sent every month from Berkley; a few other publisher sent books; and then of course my purchased or family gifted books.
At current count I have:
41 cozy mysteries from Berkley! *had NO IDEA I had that many set aside*
7 fantasy and sci-fi books I’ve won from giveaways or been sent unsolicited for review
37 books I’ve either purchased or were given by my family
For a total of 85 books on my physical TBR shelves! *isn’t EVEN going to worry about what’s on her Kindle*
So apparently I have less books I’ve bought myself or been gifted by family, than anything else in my TBR. I thought it was the other way around, but those cozy mystery shipments add up every month. If I ever catch up on my reading, I may have to start posting 2 cozy mystery reviews a week instead of just one.
I like reading on my Kindle at work since it’s easier to set aside when the phone rings. But I’ll have to try taking physical books with me now too, just to get some of this pile down a bit.
What about you? How much of your physical TBR shelves are books you’ve bought or were given by family? How much were sent by publishers or won in giveaways? Now that you’ve looked, are you going to work on one set or another more than you had been? Was it as big a surprise to you, which set you had more of?