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Name an unpublished book on your TBR that you’re most excited for.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?