I don’t stumble on my “tags” or questionnaires that I love, but man, do I ever love talking about TBRs! Sarah did this tag earlier and I am jumping on that bandwagon! Unfortunately, I’m not quite sure who began this tag in the first place.
The TBR Tag
1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
I’m a big Goodreads fan, so almost entirely on there. If they ever disappeared, I would be lost.
2. Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?
I don’t e-read, so entirely print!
3. How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
Mood mood mood. Also, I love hearing a glowing recommendation from someone for a book I already own but haven’t read. It renews that excitement and is often the push I need to finally pick it up.
4. A book that’s been on your TBR list the longest?
Probably I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. I’ve owned that since I was a kid and still haven’t read it. It’s a sad excuse, but I also hated the cover so I bought myself a new one for Christmas and plan on finally reading it very soon!
5. A book you recently added to your TBR?
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson. I’m currently reading an advanced copy of Ronson’s new book about public shaming, and I’m surprised at how compulsively readable his work is. Plenty of my coworkers say that The Psychopath Test is his best work, so I am planning on picking that up in the near future!
6. A book on your TBR strictly because of it’s beautiful cover.
I don’t buy books based on their covers.
7. A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading.
Oddly enough, I have a few of these. I have accumulated quite a few signed copies of books over my years as an intern/ publishing student. Normally, I don’t have a problem donating books I know I won’t read (signed or not) but sometimes the author strikes a chord and even if I don’t want to read the book, I can’t bring myself to give it away. There are about 5 right now..
8. An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for.
Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont. A friend who works at Random House mentioned this to me and the title alone is fantastic. The book tells the story of a box of printed emails and letters that a mistress sends to her lover’s wife but the box is intersepted by his daughter. It has fantastic blurbs from authors I like, which can often mean nothing, but is enticing nonetheless. I’m looking forward to it!
9. A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you.
All the Light We Cannot See! This was on everyone’s Best Of list and I own it, but still haven’t read it. Also, The Night Circus. I remember rushing to buy a copy of it as soon as it released and admiring the endpapers daily. And yet.. still haven’t read.
10. A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you.
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson. Everyone says I will love it. Part of me is afraid to actually read it because.. then I can’t look forward to reading it anymore. I know, it’s ridiculous.
11. A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read.
Most of them! I’m really looking forward to getting to Ann Patchett’s work. I have four of her books now. Soon!
12. How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?
As of today, 509.
I would love to see some of my blogger friends do this (if they’d like!) so I am going to tag:
Natalie @ Browsing Bookshelves
Andrew @ Tea in the Cloister
Eva @ The Paperback Princess
Andi @ Estella’s Revenge
Lydia @ Letters of Lydia