Jamie at the Perpetual Page Turner did this tag called
the TBR tag, and I really liked it, and I thought it was interesting. And I
don’t have the brainpower to think of something new and original, or to
review anything, so it seemed like a good thing to do for the blog.
From this little experiment I have learned that I have
no control over my TBR, so it’s a bit odd. I do find it interesting though. I
do like to not have a very strict TBR-list on Goodreads, and just having
TBR-lists from month to month really.
do you keep track of your TBR pile?
Hah. I don’t. I don’t really use the Goodreads
TBR-list as an actual TBR. I use it more to keep track of books I’ve heard of
and don’t want to forget. So I’m not necessarily planning to read all these
books, I just don’t want to forget them. It is not my ambition to read them
all. I’d need a lot of time, and a fortune, for that to happen. I do have lists
on my computer of books I plan to read in a year, but there’s no real order. I
don’t really have a list of the books I own. I used to, but it’s very dated.
your TBR mostly print or ebook?
Print. I have a lot of books. Too many. I’m trying to
cut down on them. That sounded awful. I’m trying to read more of the books I
do you determine what to read next?
Mostly my mood. I usually try to decide on a TBR for
the month, because I’m in Goodreads groups that do monthly books and challenges
and stuff, so I try to make my books fit into those. So I have a fairly
structured monthly TBR. Then, depending on how structured and disciplined I am
I will either read all those, or throw it out the window, cause I’m a child.
book that has been on your TBR the longest:
shelves? I have no fucking clue.
book you recently added to your TBR pile:
On Goodreads: Green Girl by Kate Zambreno. I recently
read Bad Feminist, and Roxane Gay talks about portrayals of women and girls in
fiction in one of the essays. And Green Girl sounded really interesting.
Physical TBR: I recently bought Out of Oz by Gregory
Maguire, which is the last book in the Wicked Years books about the Wicked
Witch of the West, from Oz.
book on your TBR solely for its beautiful cover:
The Bone Clocks. I wanted to read it for the plot, but
the cover is absolutely gorgeous. I want it so bad. I want to stare at it
book on your TBR you never plan on reading:
The Maze Runner. I don’t know why. I’m not sure why
it’s even there. It sounds interesting, but not interesting enough. So it’s
just there. I should remove it, but why would I do that? It would introduce
order to my “system” and that would be terrible.
unpublished book on your TBR you’re most excited:
Winter by Marissa Meyer. I need it now. Please.
book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you:
book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you:
I feel like everyone on the Booktubes are talking
about Yes Please by Amy Poehler, and people in the world too. It feels like a
book I should have read. And I would like to read it obviously. It sounds
many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?
Hah. 732. I might have a problem.
So this is my TBR-tag. This is how I do the TBR stuff.