A while back, Claire at BlankSlaters tagged me after her post about this book tag, so here goes: my answers to 11 questions about all those books I’m still waiting to read.
- How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
- Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?
- A book that’s been on your TBR the longest
- A book you recently added to your TBR
- A book in your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover
- A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading
- An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for
- A book on your TBR that basically everyone’s read except you
- A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you
- A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read
- How many books are on your TBR shelf?
I use the Goodreads to-read list – it’s much handier than a scrap of paper by my bedside! Here’s a link to mine.
Neither, yet. I plan to get most of them from the library, probably as eBooks (that way, I don’t have to physically go return them).
According to Goodreads, these 4 books are tied for longest time spent on my TBR list. I added them in 2010, but still haven’t read them:
I’ve been crushing pretty hard on some time-travely-historical-fiction lately. New to my list are two upcoming YA releases for 2016, Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor and The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig.
I don’t usually add books to my TBR because of their covers. Sure, a pretty cover will draw me in – but if the summary doesn’t intrigue me or the majority of reviewers seem unhappy, I won’t pick it up.
In any case, here are some of my favorite covers among my TBR list:
Published in England in 1865, this is described as a handbook written by the “Victorian Martha Stewart”. It’s nearly 700 pages long, so there’s no way I’d actually sit down to read it cover-to-cover – but it’s good for amusing historical tidbits here and there.
The Thorn of Emberlain, book #4 of Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards series. So far, I’ve only read the first two books in the series, but it’s heartening to know that more books are on the way!
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
This author’s short stories are among my favorites of all time, and I’m not one for hyperbole! I want to check out this full-length novel of his, but I find myself dragging my feet a little… honestly, I’m a little sick of reading historical fiction centered around World War II.
Honestly, not many people recommend books to me. Or maybe they do, but I forget… (sorry!)
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susannah Clarke. After watching the wonderful BBC miniseries based on it, I decided the book must be worth a read. The book’s a bit of a doorstop, clocking in at nearly 800 pages. My 100 book reading challenge of 2015 wasn’t terribly conducive to reading long novels, but this year I’ve set myself no such challenge.
Just over 200. I try to chip away at it piece by piece, but every time I cross a book off the list, there’s an intriguing new release waiting to replace it!