TBR Tag

This tag has been making the rounds of the book blogosphere, so I’m jumping in! If you’ve done the tag, leave me a link in the comments so I can check it out. 🙂

1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

Goodreads, for sure. I have a BUNCH of shelves that I’m constantly rearranging (just like my physical shelves!). I have a “to read” and a “to read with kids”, as well as a “re-read” and a “re-read with kids”. I also have shelves for each quarter of the year, plus shelves for various challenges. I track my challenge reading on my Reading Challenges page too.

2. Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?

Currently, about 60% print, 25% audio, and 15% eBooks. I’m moving toward a more 33% spread.

3. How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

I meticulously schedule the books I read with my children, mostly because I homeschool and the books are part of our curriculum. I schedule many of my challenge reads as well, to make sure I get them done. I don’t have a set method for choosing the other books I read for myself.

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

Probably A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. I always meant to read it as a child and never did.

5. A book you recently added to your TBR.

Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen. It got excellent reviews from both Lark @ The Bookwyrm’s Hoard and Stefani @ Caught Read Handed.

6. A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover.

I don’t add books to my TBR based strictly on the cover – ever. I do have some favorite covers though.

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

The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien. I own it, I tried to read it, it’s now on my DNF shelf.

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 An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for.

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.

9. A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell.

10. A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you.

If by everyone you mean one person, VERY strenuously – Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. The problem is that I’ve been completely and utterly spoiled.

11. A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read.

I really want to re-read Persuasion by Jane Austen but I also want to read it in 2018 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of its publication.

12. How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

As of when I typed this up:

217 “to read”
69 “to read with kids”
79 “re-read”
+26 “re-read with kids”
391

105 of them are on my 2015 Master TBR, so that’s good.

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8 thoughts on “TBR Tag

  1. mtsedwards says:

    This is so methodical and organized that I am humbled and awed. And now, knowing the extent of it, I am also humbled that you’d ever considered, much less agreed, to be my beta. And here I thought I was an avid bookworm! I bow down to the master! 0_0

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      • mtsedwards says:

        Speaking of beta, I am now almost positive that I like Chapters 1-11. As in, I seriously revamped several of them and even added a new one. Are you inclined to look at them now or, having waited this long, would you rather wait until all chapters are revised? I don’t remember when I last sent you anything. ;p

        Also, I wonder if this Wattpad thing is worth looking into. It smacks of self-publishing, but perhaps I’d get readers that way? After it’s been beta-ed, of course. 😀

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        • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

          It’s been awhile since you sent me anything, so please send 1-11. 🙂

          There’s plenty of junk on Wattpad, but it’s also used by famous authors, like Maureen Johnson and Marissa Meyer, for their short stories and “between the books” novellas. I really don’t know.

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