1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
I use Libib and google sheets. I use libib because it is so easy just to scan a new to me book and I have a nice easy list on my phone. When I get a new book I instantly add it to libib, but it may take me a few days to up date sheets. On Sheets I record the title, author, when it was released, when I received it, and when I started to read it. So if something sits on my shelf for lets say a year I can see that instead of thinking of thinking “oh I got that a while ago” I can say “Oh man, I have had this a year and have not picked it up”. This shows me that I may not actually be interested in reading the book. Sometimes seeing a concrete date helps me unhaul my very filled shelves.
2. Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?
My TBR is mostly print, but I want to transition into ebook. As I have said my shelves are very full. So I am slowly moving to putting in requests to my library and reading books that way. Then if I am in love with the book I can buy it and have my own copy.
3. How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
Honestly, I just pick up a book. I just walk over to my shelf and scan till I find something I have not read. I pick it up and start to read. While I do tend to do this at the start of the month and make a little TBR, but if I happen to read all of those books or not stick to it. It doesn’t bother me.
4. A Book That’s Been On Your TBR List The Longest
Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries Of The Holocaust by Alexandra Zapruder. I picked this up when I went on vacation to D.C. with my Aunt and my Mom (2015). We visited the Holocaust Museum and I picked up 4-5 books. This is the last of that trip that I have to read. Since this is a collection of diary entries I know I have to be in the mood to read this. The topic is difficult, but to hear about it from those who saw it first hand make is more powerful.
5. A Book You Recently Added To Your TBR
Wicked Like A Wildfire Lana Popović 🙂
6. A Book In Your TBR Strictly Because Of Its Beautiful Cover
I don’t really do this. Yes, a cover will catch my eye, but I need to be interested in the description as well for me to buy the book.
7. A Book On Your TBR That You Never Plan on Reading
I plan on reading all of them, but the one I think I will be saying for when it gets lower or at its lowest is A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
8. An Unpublished Book On Your TBR That You’re Excited For
Refer to answer of question 5 in addition to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition , The Dire King by William Ritter, and Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery by Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal
9. A Book On Your TBR That Basically Everyone’s Read But You
I feel like everyone has already read The Circle by Dave Eggers and The Secret History by Donna Tartt .
10. A Book On Your TBR That Everyone Recommends To You
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, so many people have told me to read it!
11. A Book On Your TBR That You’re Dying To Read
The book I am most looking forward to it A Court of Wings and Ruin. I am currently reading A Court of Mist and Fury and I am so invested!
12. How many books are on your TBR shelf?
Currently I have 35 books.
You can explore my entire TBR here: https://bookishluna.libib.com/i/to-be-read-pile
Anyone who would like to take part, please do! I love knowing what is on everyones TBR.
What book has been on your TBR the longest?
*P.S. I did not make this graphic I found it on google, but I could not figure out who created it. If you know please let me know so I can give them credit.
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