Tag It Thursdays: The TBR Book Tag

Tag it Thursdays: I occasionally get tagged by fellow bloggers to complete various tags. Please, feel free to tag yourself if any of these tags interest you!

Normally, I post my Throwdown Thursday Meme on the last Thursday of the month, but I’ve opted to discontinue that feature. I might make it a seasonal feature for my blog but at this moment I’m undecided. But without further ado, here is my latest tag!

This month’s tag:

The TBR Tag

I was tagged AGES ago by Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts, last August to be specific. Thank you Joey! Despite this being at the top of my “to write” list, I never got around to it and postponed its publication numerous times. Since it is a bit of a “time sensitive” post (meaning my TBR changes on an everyday basis), I wanted it to be as accurate as possible when I finally published it. Not some post I wrote in October but didn’t publish it until March.

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

I wrote a whole series of Tips posts on this earlier this month but I primarily have 2 ways of keeping track of my TBR: Goodreads (I have shelves for books that have to be published, sequel TBRs and “new” books) and an Excel spreadsheet of all my book purchases. But I would say Goodreads is my main tracking method.

Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?

My Excel Spreadsheet of purchases is all eBooks, as is my TBR “star” jar. But my main TBR list via Goodreads is basically any format I can get my hands on. I don’t discriminate 😉


How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

For my Rock My TBR Challenge, I pull a star out every time I finish one book/series. Most of the time though, it is whatever holds I get in from the library first that determines my next read.

Another method I use to find my next read is to randomly generate a number and use that to pick out 2 or 3 books from some sort of list I have created. Then, I read the synopsis for each and decide which book “speaks” to me the most. (The curse of being a mood reader I think).

Love StruckA book that’s been on your TBR list the longest?

I bought this book for my Kobo as soon as I got my eReader in 2011. It was one of my first purchases, meaning I didn’t have over 300 books to read instead. What’s even worse is that it is only a novella that is 58 pages long–why I have never found the time to read something that’ll take me an hour at most is beyond me :S

Beyond that one, it’s really hard for my to say what has been on my TBR the longest since I only joined Goodreads in 2012 and did a bulk shelving of books I wanted to read as soon as I joined.

 A book you recently added to your TBR?

 Outrun the Moon

Air Awakens (Air Awakens, #1)  January (Calendar Girl, #1)
 New Novel/Series #MakeMeRead It

 Newest Purchase

Reign of Shadows (Reign of Shadows, #1)A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?

I have yet to truly enjoy a Sophie Jordan novel despite attempting 3 different series by her. While I am intrigued by the concept of this novel, the mixed reviews lead me to belief I won’t enjoy it BUT I cannot resist that cover!

 Unintentional VirginA book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?

This question was really hard to answer because I plan on reading every book on my TBR even it that isn’t practical. However, this book popped into mind because I did start to read it but couldn’t stomach anything past Chapter 2. I tell myself I will read it simply because I purchased it and hate leaving books I purchased unread but, let’s get real…I’m not picking this up again.

 An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?

Starfall (Starflight #2) Heartless Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) United as One (Lorien Legacies, #7)

I couldn’t pick just one!

The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game, #1)A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?

I feel like I am the only blogger in the book blogging community who didn’t get an ARC of this novel—it was EVERYWHERE this year! From January right to its actual publication date, this novel stalked my Twitter and Blog Reader feeds for months! I always planned on reading it because I read anything with a hint of Russian Imperialism but I’ll admit the hype definitely made me curious…and a little scared to actually read it.

  Uglies (Uglies, #1)A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?

I’ve had numerous requests from people to do a series review for the Uglies. I hope to get that published early this summer once school is officially finished!

 A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

The Morning Star (Katerina, #3) Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2) The Girl with the Iron Touch (Steampunk Chronicles, #3) Dark Tide (Waterfire Saga, #3)

These are all sequels to series I really enjoyed but I haven’t gotten a chance to read!

How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

The short answer according to my Goodreads account:

  • 1193 new series or standalone novels
  • 47 books that have yet to be published
  • 390 sequels

Thanks again Joey!

What about you? Do we share some similar answers? Are you also overwhelmed by your TBR?

Please Tag Yourself and Link Back for me to read!

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Comments 2

  • Your book choosing system is serious!

    I don’t think I ever finished reading the Uglies books. I was getting them out the library a million years ago (like, when I still in secondary school years ago), but they didn’t have the final one so I never finished it. Such is my experience with most series. I do remember quite liking them, though they did nothing for my lukewarm feelings about dystopia.

    • Haha my system seems serious but it’s simply because I struggle making decisions despite being a mood reader 😛

      I love dystopian novels so I’m pretty excited to read the Uglies. I’ve heard mix things but I’m willing to give it a shot!

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