TBR Lists

November 1, 2014 Discussions 2

Saw this posted on a few other blogs and it looked like it might be fun. I have a huge TBR pile, as well as a large wishlist. My TBR pile is all the books I own and haven’t read yet, and my wishlist is of course all the books I do not own and wish to read.

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

I don’t. Well, not exactly. I have 2 TBR piles. One is a shelf in my study, that I keep piling new books onto as I pick them up or have them given to me. And the other is a folder on my Kindle, marked TBR.

Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?

Right now it’s mostly eBooks. I have nearly a full shelf of print books, but a huge assortment of eBooks.

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

If I’ve requested something from NetGalley, that’s the first book I read. If I don’t have one waiting on me, then I decide which I’d rather tote around that day, print book or Kindle. If I pick print, I go to my shelf and see which book jumps out at me. If I pick Kindle, I pull up Amazon and open my TBR folder on my Kindle. Then I start typing in titles to see descriptions on Amazon. Whichever one appeals at that moment is my next book.

A book that’s been on your TBR the longest.

His Majesty’s Dragon: A Novel of Temeraire by Naomi Novik. It’s been sitting on my Kindle since June, 2010. Which just goes to show that I have too many books in my TBR pile. I mean, it has the word dragon in the title and I haven’t read it yet?

A book you recently added to your TBR.

Swallowgate by D.J. Natelson. I just picked it up the end of September this year. It has a delightfully spooky cover and summary, and I had meant to get to it before Halloween. And then apparently forgotten I had picked it up till just now. This would be a case in point as to why the Gods made me a blonde…

A book in your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover.

I try not to pick up books just because of a pretty cover. I have so many in my TBR as it is. I’d say I first picked up Steal The Dragon by Patricia Briggs just because of the cover. Then I read the back and it appealed to me so I bought it.

A book in your TBR that you never plan on reading.

Considering the size of my TBR pile, I can just about guarantee a number of them will never be read. Picking one at this point would be silly though as I’d have to actually go through them all. And that would take away my reading time.

An unpublished book in your TBR that you’re excited for.

Don’t have any, as that would make it a wishlist book and not a TBR book.

A book in your TBR that everyone recommends to you.

The next book in the Mercy Thompson series, I forget exactly which one I’m on at the moment. That was a series I had a number of people tell me I had to start, and I’m really glad I did!

Number of books in your TBR?

This makes me want to run screaming… My eBook TBR pile is sitting at 720, and my print book pile has 26 books on the shelf right now. So a total of 746 books. This would be why I’m not accepting review requests at the moment…

So that’s my set of answers. If you’ve done this meme as well, feel free to leave a link. I’d love to read about other people’s TBR piles of doom. Does anyone have more books in their TBR pile than I do? You do, don’t you?

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2 Responses to “TBR Lists”

    • SilvaraWilde

      It also helps that so far I haven’t found that many books on NetGalley that I qualify for, that I actually want to read! I’ve seen a few, and then opened the publisher’s “what to do to qualify” link thing, and gone… really? I have to have 1,000+ subscribers, post daily, jump through flaming hoops while juggling 10 cats, singing an operatic masterpiece that I composed myself, and then maybe I’ll be blessed with a book?

      Kinda makes me wonder if all those ‘rules’ are so that they only have to give out like, 5 or less copies. Which would make sense in a print ARC, but these are eARCs!

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