Book Tag: The TBR Tag

I got tagged by Andi from Andi’s ABCs for this fun book tag! I feel like I’ve been keeping up with my blog posts but since I’ve been pretty busy lately, it’s been hard to keep the fun in them. This one is purely for fun because I love surveys and it’s just a neat idea to do for kicks! And I also LOVE talking about my TBR pile!


How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
GOODREADS. Goodreads and my “Review Log of Shame” (yes, that’s really its title). I am OBSESSED with logging things on Goodreads. From TBR to categories to DNFs — I’ve logged it all!

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Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?
Mostly print. I have shelves for the books I’ve grabbed from Netgalley and Edelweiss but I have so few ebooks that I’ve actually purchased that I actually don’t even have a spot for them anymore. I don’t mind ebooks but usually I’ll only purchase ebooks if there’s a good deal. Otherwise, if I’m purchasing a book, I just prefer to have a physical copy. It’s so exciting to have a book show up at my door or to bring it home with me!

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
I’m kind of terrible at choosing my next read. I’m always behind on what I wanted to read in which month so usually I’ll try to pick an ARC/egalley within my “schedule” but I’m very much a mood reader so that doesn’t always work. I HAVE to be in the mood to read what I’m reading or else I just can’t get into it. Sometimes I just see something on my shelf and say to myself, “YEP. That’s the winner.”

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

I just checked Goodreads (SEE? I need it for help. Always.) and DRACULA is the winner! Apparently I added it on Halloween in 2010. Yep. I’ve had the book for four years and I still haven’t read it. I think I started it a long time ago but wasn’t into it at the time. I still wanted to read it but the classics are hard for me sometimes so they’re not usually what I’m in the mood for when it’s time to pick up a new book. Maybe I need to buddy read this with someone sometime!

A book that you recently added to your TBR pile?


THE GHOSTS OF HEAVEN by Marcus Sedgwick and THE QUEEN OF BRIGHT AND SHINY THINGS by Ann Aguirre! I just received these two lovelies in the mail from Macmillan and finally added them to my TBR!

A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?

Hmmm. I don’t think anything strictly BECAUSE of cover but covers have certainly attracted me! THE RED QUEEN immediately drew me in and I admit… I barely read what it was about before adding it to my TBR!

A book on your TBR that you NEVER plan on actually reading?
Truthfully? I actually have some that I bought because I had talked to the author back when I was a newbie blogger and those books have been on my TBR ever since but I was never really super excited about reading them. Then I still have a bunch of cozy mysteries that I bought yeeeaaarrrs ago. I ditched a few series but still own some so I’m hanging on to them but I don’t know that I’ll ever read certain ones.

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?
TONS. Here I will just give you this link to my “omg can’t wait list“. I was going to try to pick but between Leigh Bardugo, Marissa Meyer, Emery Lord, Gayle Forman, Robin Benway… I mean HOW. HOW DO I CHOOSE?

A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except you?

*winces* DON’T HURT ME. I totally planned to read this this summer and then wedding planning got the best of me.

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?
See above? Haha! Also: Mara Dyer. Also: Amy & Roger. Also: tons more.

A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?
Ahermmmm. Referring you to this list again: “omg can’t wait“. (Apparently I can wait for some.)

The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf?
JUST TBR? 639. Total Goodreads shelves? 1255.

Yay!! Thanks to Andi for tagging me! So much fun again!!
Once again, I’m not going to tag anyone in particular because I’ve seen this floating around and not sure who’s done it already so if you see this and want to complete it, consider yourself tagged! 

Hi, I'm Brittany!
Hi, I'm Brittany!

I'm an avid reader, candle-maker, and audiobook lover! Here you'll find book reviews, fun blog posts, and my other loves of photography & craft beer!

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6 thoughts on “Book Tag: The TBR Tag

  1. Alexa S.

    Wheee. I love seeing everyone sharing about their TBR! I actually already drafted this post as well, and definitely plan on getting it up soon!

  2. Danielle @ Love at First Page

    I think this may be the 3rd or 4th time on your blog I’ve told you to read My Life Next Door immediately? Haha. ONE of these days I’ll be commenting on your review. 😛
    I got Queen of Bright and Shiny Things, too, and I just had to read it right away. Liked it a lot!! Can’t wait to see what you think of it.

  3. Andi

    I have so many books that are signed that I bought because I felt bad/thought I would read but really, I’m not all that into you. 🙂 Thanks for playing. Wasn’t it fun???

  4. Jamie

    Fun fun! Ginger just tagged me so I think I’m going to do this.

    I also have that I BOUGHT THIS BECAUSE I MET THE AUTHOR AND FELT REALLY BAD as a newbie author thing. Like this small press paranormal book. lol. which you know how often I read paranormal. THE GUILT. I’m glad I’ve (mostly) gotten over that. I still feel bad if I don’t buy a book from authors at an event and just buy the ones I WANTED but OH WELL. I can’t go broke because of guilt.

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