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The TBR Tag!

With the weekend looming and with all of the preparations I’m making to attend my very first book festival, I thought a small, simple tag would be fun!


How do you keep track of your TBR?
I have two methods actually: 1) I place a small stack of books that sound most interesting, or fit whatever mood I’ve got going on, at the corner of my desk and randomly pick from it over the course of a few month; 2) I have a GoodReads TBR list that I use as my prioritised book shopping list.

Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?
Print. I have always preferred print because I absolutely love the smell of ink and paper, as well as the feeling of the pages on my fingertips. Also, reading e-books for extended periods tend to give me frequent headaches.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
Figuring out what genre I’m craving, or feeling inclined towards, is the first step. Then I’ll choose some random titles off of my shelves and read the first chapter until something just fits and holds my attention the best.

Name a book that’s been on your TBR the longest.
Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. This sucker has been on my list since junior high.

Name a book that you’ve recently added to your TBR.
No More Heroes by Michelle Kan, Want by Cindy Pon, and Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami.

Name a book that’s on your TBR because it has a beautiful cover.
The Guns of Ivrea by Clifford Beal.

Name a book that’s on your TBR that you never plan on actually reading.
The Lotus War trilogy by Jay Kristoff. It culturally appropriated Japanese history, culture, and language in terribly problematic ways. I have no interest in exposing myself to more literature like this and putting myself into a foul mood.

Name an unpublished book on your TBR that you’re most excited for.
Monstress Volume 2 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda. It’s a dark fantasy, steampunk graphic novel; releases October 24th (my birthday!!!).

Name a book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except for you.
The Young Elites by Marie Lu.

Name a book on your TBR that you’re dying to read.
The Expanse Book 1: Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey.

What’s the total number of books on your GoodReads TBR shelf?
83.

4 thoughts on “The TBR Tag!

  1. Oh my god, I still need to read Monstress!!!! I’ll have my PC in September again and then I can finally use the Kindle app and read in colour.

    And I’m happy that you bought No More Heroes. I hope you’ll like it.

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  2. I was just commenting on another blog saying how I have way too little time on my hands to read books, and that in July I might reserve the entire month just to read some novels (honestly I have way too many hobbies, that is the main problem lol). Back to your post though: Salem’s Lot is a great book, and honestly one of the best King novels that I have read. I have just read the second book in the Expanse series, and found it to be an even better read than Leviathan Wakes. And that book was already incredibly awesome. I hope you are going to enjoy the novels. Good luck on your list, and keep up the great writing that you are doing 😀

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    1. Ah, I totally empathise with the struggle of balancing of too many hobbies, haha. 😆 The Expanse series is one of the serials I plan on tackling this year for sure, and I’m really excited for it. Currently tackling The Sigma Force series. Thanks for your kinds words. I appreciate it. 😊 Happy hobbying!

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  3. Fun tag! I will have to try it in the future. I think a lot of my answers would be similar, particularly the first three questions. I have a little reading nook in my room and I keep my physical ‘ASAP TBR’ on the side table there.

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