I spotted this on Janet Emson’s blog From First Page To Last a couple of weeks back and I’ve been meaning to do a post on it since.
I’ve been so behind on my blog this month, between a massive migraine that lasted a couple of days, to losing my reading mojo, I’ve just not had the motivation or the content to post.
However, I finally finished A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara last night after struggling through its 720 pages for almost a month. I’m not going to review it as I have no kind words to say. 😂
Anyway, as usual, I digress. Onto the TBR Book Tag…
How do you keep track of your TBR pile?!
To be honest, I don’t keep track of it. I’m not super organised, so I don’t have it listed or anything. Up until we put the Christmas tree up, I had it organised by genre, and also kept the newer books received towards the front to I knew which should be read first, but the tree now stands in place of books, so it’s all mixed up!!!
Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?
I had a bit of a scout around the books this morning, and I have more print books waiting to be read than ebooks. I thought it was the other way round but obviously not. I don’t have a preference for one or the other though, they will get read regardless.
How do you determine which books from your TBR you read next?
I try to keep the books I receive for review apart from the other on my TBR, but that doesn’t always happen. I’ve got a lot of ebooks to read and review for authors but kindle doesn’t let me organise them chronologically the way I would like them, so it’s awkward for them. I do have a shelf in our sitting room, on which I put the “urgent” TBR, and most recently received if I can too. As regards ebook, sometimes I get my husband to pick a page number, and then a number between 1-6 and whatever number he picks is the book I read. That hasn’t happened in a while though as I have lots of books to get through.
A book that has been on your TBR the longest?
Honestly, I haven’t a clue. There are some that moved from our old house 4 years ago to our current home, so probably one of them. I reckon maybe Lynda La Plante Blind Fury has been on it since then.
A book you recently added to your TBR?
Just yesterday I bought The Killing Of Bobbi Lomax by Cal Moriarty for my Kindle. It’s been on my wish list since it was released, and it was down to 99p so I couldn’t not buy it! 😊
A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?
I don’t really buy books for their covers, but I’ll put my hand up and say I bought Simon Toyne’s Solomon Creed first edition because it has black edged pages. Beyond cool! 😍 There is a book on my wish list on Amazon that I would buy though because I love the cover.
A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?
They’re on my TBR for a reason, so there’s none that I won’t read. There are some I know I won’t get to as they’re not new releases or my usual genre, but I will read them, eventually.
An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?
I think it would have to be In The Cold Dark Ground by Stuart MacBride, purely because I’ve never read any of his books, and I have his first on my kindle waiting to be read too. I know I’m going to enjoy them.
A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?
This is a tough one. I have lots of blogger friends, so I tend to listen to them if they recommend a book. As I’m typing this though, I cannot call to mind any books!!! 😂 Maybe Alexandra Sokoloff’s books!
A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?
There’s a few of these I’d say! The Bad Things by Mary Jane Riley, all Stuart MacBride’s books, After You Die by Eva Dolan, The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood, the list goes on.
A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?
Again, so many. All of the above 😉
How many books are on your TBR shelf?
Ahhh, the question I was waiting for. As of this morning, I have 393 books on my TBR shelves. I have 181 e-books to read between kindle and iBooks and I have 212 physical books on my bookcase. I have a lot. 😊