Book Tag ~ The TBR Book Tag

Posted March 27, 2017 by Tanya in Book Tags / 5 Comments


This week we’re going to talk about the old TBR list. I’m digging out the Goodreads list to try and help, but my organization is pretty bad for this list, so I’m wingin it here!

I would love to see everyone’s answers, so I’m tagging any readers to do it on their blog, or even in the comments here. If you posted this on your blog, I would love to be tagged @ReadingAddicted, so I can come by and check out your post!

The TBR Book Tag

1. How do you keep track of your TBR Pile?

Like I said, my TBR pile is pretty scattered. I have some in my TBR list on Goodreads, then I have a list for my review TBR. I have a TON on my kindle that I don’t even know are there anymore. I really do have some organization to do. For my review books, I had this great lady at Etsy (whose store does not exist anymore so I can’t tag her) make me a dashboard that fits in my planner. It turned out really pretty. I’m going to have to design my own now that she is out of business.

 2. Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?

My TBR is mostly ebook. Even if I have the physical book, I will likely still read the ebook for convenience sake. Also so I don’t ruin my print version! Like I said, I have a huge, huge list on my kindle, probably 10X more on my kindle than on my book shelves. 

3. A book that’s been on your TBR the longest. 

That would be this book. It has been on my list since like 2011. It might not be fair that I use this though, considering from what I heard, the author has pretty much disappeared and the book has never been finished. But it is still on Amazon (marked as not available) and on Goodreads. But when I do my Goodreads sort, that is what has been on the list the longest.


4. A book you’ve recently added to your TBR.

Blaze by Donna Grant Dark Kings #11

Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn Lily Bound #1

5. A book in your TBR strictly because of it’s beautiful cover.

That is a hard question. I consider myself a cover whore most of the time, BUT if I see a book with a cover I like, it still has to have good reviews before it goes on the TBR. If I went by covers my TBR would be miles and miles long. What normally happens is, I’m scrolling through Goodreads, a cover catches my eye. I stop, check out the synopsis and reviews. If it sounds like it might live up to it’s cover, I’ll add it. If it doesn’t sound good, I’ll just pass it by. So, really, there aren’t any books in my TBR that are there strictly because of their covers.

6. A book on your TBR you never plan on reading.

Once again it would include In Charm’s Way by Madelyn Alt, the disappearing author and I would also say Jason by Laurell K Hamilton.

In Charm’s Way by Madelyn Alt

Jason by Laurell K Hamilton

7. An unpublished book on your TBR you’re excited for.

I am a HUGE Nalini Singh fan, whether it be the Psy-Changeling series or the Guild Hunters. Silver Silence I guess is a bit of a spin off of the Psy-Changeling series. I’m hearing great things and it is making me mad that I can’t read faster to get to it. I’m trying to put a little bit of organization into my review book TBR, but I may have to stray for this one. Sheesh, just thinking about it makes me want to crack open the Kindle. Work sucks, I need to read!

8. A book on your TBR everyone’s read but you.

For some reason it feels to me like everyone has read this book. It is probably an exaggeration but when it first came out it was like the blogosphere blew up. I don’t know why I haven’t read it yet. It sounds amazing and the reviews have all been great. Just one of those books on the ole TBR waiting it’s turn. I think I even have the audio version sitting in my library. I’m thinking that will make it an even creepier book.

9. A book on your TBR everyone recommends to you

I get a lot of series recommendations versus just individual book recs. Amongst them, two of them are other Ilona Andrews series that I haven’t read. Seriously, one of them I’ve been putting off because of the cover (shame on me), but the reviews are amazing.

The Edge

Innkeeper Chronicles


10. A book on your TBR you’re dying to read.

Into The FireSo, this has been bought. Both in ebook and physical copy (want a copy to get signed at NOLAStorycon). I’ve been dying to get to it. My excitement is diminishing though as I read reviews (should never do this before I read a book) and they are not as enthusiastic or positive as I want them to be. I’m nervous. I’m scared I’ve built this book up so much that it’s going to be a great disappointment to me. I’m going to keep my chin up and mind open though. So I’m still dying to read it!

And finally:

11. How many books on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

Woohooo an easy one. There are 385 books on that shelf. Now here is the tricky part. I was scrolling through this list creating this post and at one point I began to wonder if I was even looking at my own list! There were tons of books on there that I had never heard of. Then I remembered, my Amazon ebook list imported. They were all books that I had clicked on ages ago! So, truly, there are probably a lot less that I actually meant to be on my TBR.

Thanks for going through the TBR Book Tag with me! Obviously I need to go back through and do some serious organization. I struggle with whether I should just dump those old books off my Kindle since it is unlikely they will ever get read. It just feels weird to do something like that.

Besides seeing all your answers to the TBR Book Tag questions, I would also love to hear how you organize your TBR. Do you have your shelves all broken down in Goodreads? Do you keep notebooks with lists? What do you find works best for you?

You’re tagged for the TBR Book Tag!