For those unfamiliar with the term, TBR means ‘to be read’. Any book blogger, in fact any avid reader, will know that the TBR pile never gets any smaller and quite often turns into a TBR mountain. I spotted this tag on The Hungry Book Dragon blog and thought it would be fun to have a go.
How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
I have a diary specifically for my blog where I note all the books I have to read, whether I have committed to review for a specific date, if they are from Netgalley or whether they are for my book group. It mostly keeps me on track but sometimes I do drift off-piste….
Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?
I have way more books waiting to be read on my Kindle than physical books. See the final question in the challenge!
How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
As I mentioned above, usually my diary keeps me on track. I usually decide based on publication dates or when I am due to review.
A book that’s been on your TBR list the longest?
I had a look at content I’ve purchased on my Kindle and the one that’s been there the longest which is still unread is An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy. Amazon tells me I bought it in June 2012 which is probably round about when I bought my first Kindle. I’m not sure why I haven’t read it yet as looking at what it’s about, I know I will enjoy it. One day…
A book you recently added to your TBR?
Postcript by Cecelia Ahern which is due to be released in September.
A book in your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?
The Garden of Lost and Found by Harriet Evans is on the list but not strictly just because of its cover. I’m planning on reading this when I’m on holiday very soon.
A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?
Erm, it wouldn’t be on the TBR list if I didn’t plan on reading it at some point…
An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?
As a blogger, lots of books on my list haven’t been published yet but I am especially looking forward to reading Big Sky by Kate Atkinson later this year. It is the first in ages to feature investigator Jackson Brodie and I have loved the previous books he appeared in.
A book on your TBR that basically everyone’s read but you?
At the moment that seems to be The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris.
A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?
This isn’t actually on my TBR at the moment but my friend Kelly at LoveBooksGroup blog assures me that I should read Two Silver Crosses by Beryl Kingston so I might just have to add that to the ever increasing pile.
A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?
Something to Live For by Richard Roper sounds brilliant but it’s not out until June and I may have one or two other books to read before I can get to that one!
How many books on your TBR shelf?
Oh I’m not sure that I want to count that up! I can tell you in my review folder on my Kindle there are currently 12 books and on my review shelf of physical books there are about 12 as well. But that doesn’t include books I know are still to come my way nearer their publication date. And as for how many books are on my Kindle in what I would call my own folders. Well, let’s just say there are well over 150!
So there you have it, the answers to my TBR Booktag Challenge. Have you any of these books on your TBR? What would your answers be? I’d love to know so why not leave a comment or even better, take part in the challenge yourself?