Thanks Val @ The Innocent Smiley for tagging me to take part in the To Be Read Tag! Ahh our lovely TBR lists! This tag is designed for us to have a little chat about our TBR’s, and answer some questions about them. (Oh, and to scare us with the total number of books we plan on reading.) I have a love/hate relationship with mine most days. I love keeping track of all the books I want to read, and seeing all the pretty covers of upcoming books. But there is a flip side: it never shrinks. Also, it’s a lovely reminder of all the books I’ll probably never get the chance to read!
How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
Goodreads! It’s a little scary how much I depend on those lists. If the site went “poof” tomorrow, I’d be in serious trouble!
Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?
Print. I own more ebooks, but the vast majority of the books I really want to read I have in print. Physical books are my preferred method of reading, but ebook sales and freebies are extremely appealing, too!
How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
I’m quite a moody reader, but at the beginning of each month I usually choose eight or ten books I’m in the mood to read, and then I’ll choose one randomly from that stack. When I can’t decide between two books, I have been known to use the highly scientific method of flipping a coin and calling heads-or-tails…
A book that’s been in your TBR the longest?
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I… don’t have any excuses why I haven’t read this series yet. I always end up overlooking it when I’m searching for new books. One day, I will get around to reading it!
A book you recently added to your TBR
The Darkness of Light by Tammy Farrell
A book in your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover
Crewel by Gennifer Albin -- I did intend to read Crewel when I added it to my TBR. I’m not as interested in it anymore though, but the cover is so pretty!
A book in your TBR that you never plan on reading
Allegiant. I added both Insurgent and Allegiant after I finished reading Divergent, when I was coming off a good book high. I didn’t enjoy Insurgent, and then after Allegiant was released, I was told a huge spoiler for the ending. I don’t really see any point in reading it at this stage.
An unpublished book in your TBR that you’re excited for
Just look at that cover... I read Splintered recently, and even though I haven’t read Unhinged yet, it has to be Ensnared!
A book in your TBR that everyone recommends to you
The entire Harry Potter series! Yeah, I’m one of the very rare people that hasn’t read the Harry Potter series yet. I did take the plunge this year, and bought all seven books. I have read the first book, so it will happen! I will read the rest of the series! Sooooon.
Number of books in my TBR
A lot! But in seriousness: I have 956 books in my TBR list right now. This scares me so much!
And now for the tags!
No pressure on these lovely bloggers, but if they’d like to do this, I’ll tag:
Also, I’m going to leave this as an open tag, so… YOU! If you want to do the tag, give it a go!