I was tagged by the amazing and talented Kristen from My Friends Are Fiction to do the TBR Tag, which was created by Rachel from A Perfection Called Books and Dana from Dana Square. I wonder what questions I’ll have to answer in this tag.
How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
A lie: Goodreads.
The truth: My brain.
Yes. Seriously. I somehow remember the books I really want to read and when they will be released. I’m a freak. Honestly, I can use that memory space in my brain to remember other things like Calculus formulas instead when a thing like Goodreads exist to help you with this.
For ARCs, I made a spreadsheet using Excel that I rarely look at, so what’s the point of making it and updating it? Answer: To see all the shades of blue (ARCs I’ve read and reviewed) orange (ARCs I still need to read and review). As of now, the colors are 50/50, and whites (ARCs I don’t have to read asap and review because they aren’t requested).
Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?
Print. Which is pretty bad for me since I don’t have any more shelf room left, but I love flipping the page and stroking the cover and just hugging the book.
How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
I’m sadly a very indecisive mood reader, which is the worst combination ever in my opinion. I’m actually happy when I have ARCs to read because they dictate what I have to read next; otherwise, I spend at least an hour debating what to read next. Like I said, I’m a freak.
A book that’s been on your TBR list the longest?
Um, time to use Goodreads for this question…
-Five minutes and some being distracted by Youtube moments later…-
Fated by Alyson Noel. It was added the day I joined Goodreads and I still haven’t read it.
A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover:
Which one? I have TONS. Awaken by Meg Cabot, Sever by Lauren DeStefano, Infinityglass by Myra McEntire, Empower by Jessica Shirvington, A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd, Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke, Sorceress by Claudia Gray, A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray, Forged by Erin Bowman, and Tether by Anna Jarzab. Need I go on? Guilty admission: If the cover of a book is gorgeous, it’s automatically added to my TBR.
A book on your TBR that you NEVER plan on actually reading:
It should be none because I organized my TBR pile on Goodreads just yesterday, but let me check…
Okay, Sever by Lauren DeStefano is one of them. After all the boredom, yawning, rolling my eyes, playing with my hair, and sleepyness Perfect Ruin put me through, I won’t even want to touch that book with a 10 foot pole. I can always peek at the ending to see how the series ends.
An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for:
LOTS. Do I really have to pick just one? FINE. A Darker Shade of Magic by by V.E. Schwab. I mean, how can you not be excited for a book written by the author of Vicious, sounds amazing, and has such a GORGEOUS cover?
A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you:
The latest is The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. Everyone either urges me to read it or is very excited for the sequel and that makes me excited. All I have to do is to find my ARC of it, which is somewhere in my house.
A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except you:
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I know, I know, I can’t believe I haven’t read it either. I will someday, hopefully, maybe.
A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read:
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. That cover and DUDE, have you read that synopsis? It’s set in a Rome-like world, there are slaves, there are soldiers, there is magic, there will be blood, and just, drooooooooool.
The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf?
Like I said earlier, I cleaned my TBR shelf on Goodreads just yesterday, so…it went down from the one thousands to 536. I feel so proud of myself. :D
And that’s it! How about you? What would you answer to these questions? I want to know!
I’ll be tagging anyone who wants to do this. Go and have fun! I know I did.