The TBR Tag!

Posted October 1, 2014 by Wendy in Uncategorized / 6 Comments


So I was tagged by Rebecca at The Library Canary and Danielle at Love At First PageThis tag was created by Rachel at A Perfection Called Books and Dana from Dana Square. It sounds like a super fun idea to talk about our TBR piles and how to manage them — or in my case, how I’m shamefully nowhere near as organized as everyone else. :/

How Do You Keep Track Of Your TBR Pile?

Well, I use Goodreads. However, unlike Danielle who is a QUEEN of organizing GR, I just have one huge shelf where I stick all the books I want to read. *bows head in shame* I tend to add books to my “arc” shelf after I read them. My netgalley titles I keep in a “collection” on my kindle so I know how many netgalley titles I have; same goes with other e-arcs if I have them. I don’t really get physical ARCs so the only physical ones I have are from BEA which I keep in a stack in order of release date.

Is Your TBR Mostly Print or Ebook?

Well my TBR consists of kindle books, netgalley e-books, print books I own AND books I want to read and haven’t gotten yet. Basically my TBR encompasses all the books and I don’t know how I’ll ever get to reading everything I want to.

How Do you Determine Which Book From Your TBR To Read Next?

Rebecca is crazy organized with her calendar. I am not like that. I’m a big mood reader. It’s really bad for my netgalley ratio though, ha. But I’ve been trying to alternate through netgalley titles, BEA books and my own books.

A Book That’s Been On Your TBR The Longest?

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Faking It by Cora Carmack. I counted down to its release and then somehow… still haven’t read it?? SOON.

A Book That You’ve Recently Added To Your TBR?

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Lailah by Nikki Kelly. This looks super intriguing and I’ve been hearing amazing things about it too!

A Book On Your TBR Strictly Because Of Its Beautiful Cover?

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Strictly? That’s tough. I’ll say A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. Lots of great reviews for it but… I DNF-ed a book by Claudia Gray before. Maybe this one will be different. And yes – definitely gorgeous cover.

A Book On Your TBR That You Never Plan On Actually Reading? 

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I’m going to say Insurgent by Veronica Roth. I waited to read it because I was going to binge it with Allegiant. But then there was that whole thing and I’m not sure I want to invest in something where I’m going to hate the ending. Having a trilogy ender I hate is the worst. Plus, my TBR is outta control. It’s funny, because I just decided this yesterday. Sheri just finished it and she’s going to tell me what happens. 🙂

An Unpublished Book On Your TBR That You’re Excited For? 


Umm a TON. I’ll say Wicked by Jennifer Armentrout because it sounds amazing and JLA is just always awesome. 🙂

A Book On Your TBR That Basically Everyone Has Read Except You?

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Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. Seriously, I am dying to read this series! I even own the first two!

A Book On Your TBR That Everyone Recommends To You? 

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer. 🙂 I really think I would love this series!

A Book On Your TBR That You’re Dying To Read?

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The Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. I’ve been meaning to binge it since last year. As soon as I get all of them, I’m finally doing this binge.

The Number Of Books On Your Goodreads TBR Shelf?

574. This number may be slightly deceiving because if it’s a series, I tend to only add the first book in the series to my TBR. When I finish the first book, then I’ll add the next, etc.

I’m going to tag: 

Sheri at Tangled Up In Pages

Nikki at There Were Books Involved

Betty at Book Rock Betty

Jessica at Lovin Los Libros

This was fun! Just don’t judge my epically unorganized self. 🙂

Tell me, how do YOU organize your TBR?




6 responses to “The TBR Tag!

  1. Yay! I am crazy organized. Lol so Wicked was definitely somewhere on my list because omg JLA!!! LOVE her! I’m going to be reading A Thousand Pieces of You soon. It will be my first Claudia Gray so hopefully I like it. And I’m going to yell at you some more to READ CINDER AND UTNS!!!!

  2. You’re the DEVIL! No really though this is going to be fun and interesting. Maybe a bit scary! *Whispers* I haven’t read Faking It either shhh! And yes! I haven’t forgotten about you and Insurgent/Allegiant I actually get to work on that tomorrow so be warned…it’s coming muahaha…ha. Anyway. Trust me you and your TBR are about as organized as I am with mine. You’re not alone!!

  3. haha! Yeah, I’m one of those crazy organised GR users. I have like 50 shelves and have fun sorting books as I add them. I used to only have the one but it drove me crazy not being able to find specific books sometimes xD I am a HUGE mood reader too though and whenever I attempt to stick to a schedule, I end up in a reading slump. Like you, my netgalley ratio is quite bad but hey if we force ourselves we might not enjoy a book we could have, had we picked it up in the right mood! Honestly? I don’t blame you for Insurgent. I was SUPER un-impressed with Allegiant, which simply did not live up to the rest of the series for me. It wasn’t just the ending (though that was lame and felt forced) but the entire thing just was…off. Oh and I haven’t read UtNS either, soooo: you’re NOT the only one!! YAY 😀 This was a really fun post ^^

  4. EEEEEP! I’m excited to do this! Hehe! I think I’m becoming a mood reader lately too, which yes- totally bad for review books and EW/NG ratios! Sigh. Faking It! I loved that book! And OMG. Under the Never Sky. It starts off kinda slow, but trust me. Push through. It’s SO good! I enjoyed Cinder- it’s a series I eventually would like to continue!

  5. Ahhh all the books!
    A) I will keep my Queen title and run with it, thank you. 😀
    B) BLOODLINES. Get to it, missy! Also – Cinder and Under the Never Sky – love both of those series.
    C) Another JLA book to fangirl over, yes!!!