Let's talk TBRs and stuff.

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.

How 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. 

Is 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 already own

How 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.

A book that has been on your TBR the longest:
On Goodreads; Escaping the Delta by Elijah Wald. 

In my shelves? I have no fucking clue.

A 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.

A 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 forever.

A 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. 

An unpublished book on your TBR you’re most excited:
Winter by Marissa Meyer. I need it now. Please.

A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. I feel like everyone’s read it, love it, want me to read it. Thinks I should read it.

A 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 great. 

How 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.