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 An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for.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”
+26 “re-read with kids”
105 of them are on my 2015 Master TBR, so that’s good.
8 thoughts on “TBR Tag”
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
Ha! Trust me, it hasn’t always been this organized. Goodreads has made a huge difference in the way I read.
Of course I want to be your beta! It’s an incredible opportunity!
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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. 😀
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.
Your own personal TBR total without counting rereads or ones to read with your children, is only barely larger than mine. Not too bad, Selah. Goodreads sure makes it easy to keep track of the total.
I did the TBR Tag last month. https://madamevauquer.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/tbr-tag/
The “problem” is that it never really seems to get smaller. There’s always something to add. 🙂
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How fun! I just had to do it too!
The Silmarillion is really hard to read I must admit. I tried it once when I was a kid and never got past probably the first chapter. However, I read it a couple years ago finally and I did enjoy it well enough. It’s just harder to read than LOTR and not quite as enjoyable in my opinion. 🙂
Cool! I’ll be sure to check it out.
I was over 30 when I tried to read The Silmarillion. I felt like if I was going to put that much effort into trying to read and understand the origins and history of a world, I’d just stick with actual history books. 😉