Saturday, 13 September 2014

The To Be Read Tag

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An unpublished book in your TBR that you’re excited for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:

Kristalyn @ The Sarcastic Palmtree
Monique @ Mo_Books
Trish @ Between My Lines
Sharon @ Sharon’s Book Nook
Eileen @ BookCatPin
Isabel @ Liberamans

Also, I’m going to leave this as an open tag, so… YOU! If you want to do the tag, give it a go!


  1. 956 books, lol, that will keep you busy! You have such a treat ahead of you with HP, I wish I had the thrill of reading them for the first time again. And stupid spoilers, sorry they ruined Allegiant, I can understand why it lost it's appeal. It's one if the few books I read on publication date as I was living in fear of spoilers.
    Fun tag, thanks for including me, I'm going to do it soon :)

    1. LOL! My TBR list really needs a spring clean! I loved Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and I can't wait to continue on with the other six books. I want to pace them out a bit - I don't feel any rush to read them with all the books begin released already. Unmarked spoilers can be so annoying! Especially when it's on a site like Twitter, where anyone can see what's written. Hope you enjoy doing the tag Trish, no pressure!

  2. Wow you haven't read Harry Potter! I think I'm due for a reread.

    Tell me when you reach 1000 books on your TBR hahaha! Maybe you should do a clean up?
    I've also only read Splintered, but I'm super excited to read the rest of the series! I think Ensnared is the last in the trilogy? Maybe? Not sure. And as you know, I'm not going to read Divergent, unfortunately :P

    1. Yup! Six books left! I'm not in any real rush - plus just looking how many pages is in books 5 and 6 kind of freaks me out a little! No rush, but I'll get around to all of them eventually!
      I need to do a major spring clean, even though it isn't Spring. I'm great at adding books to my TBR, but terrible at removing them if my interest goes.
      I've been assuming that Splintered is a trilogy... oooh I'm not sure now! Ensnared is out in January, not long to wait :D I think I'll try and get Unhinged between now and then. And LOL, I think you're right not to read Divergent. I liked the first book, but the second was a let down. There's plenty more books out there you'll love!

  3. i have long since given up on having a TBR pile

    1. TBR's are so hard to control, aren't they! I try to manage mine, but in honesty, I don't think it works very well :D



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