I found this tag through Bev at My Reader's Block, and it looked like a lot of fun. And just maybe, it will inspire me to read more from my own shelves instead of checking books out from the library. Or inspire me to read more of my books before buying stacks of new ones. Or just inspire me to read more! (Like I need help with that one.)
How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
Well, you could technically say I have two TBR piles. One is physical books I own that I haven't read yet. There's no system of tracking there. I don't even keep them sorted apart from the books I own that I have read. Anarchy rules my shelves. The other TBR list is on Goodreads. I do own a few of the books I have on that list, but mostly those are books I've found in the blogosphere that I want to read someday.
Entirely print. I don't really do the whole e-book thing. That may change someday, but for now I'm perfectly content with letting stacks of books take over my house.
About this time of year, I'm scouring my shelves to find the last few books I need to finish out my reading challenges. But other that, I just read whatever looks good at the moment.
I've owned a lot of books for many years and sadly haven't gotten to them yet. But the longest may be War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, which I attempted to tackle for the first time in eighth grade. I didn't get very far.
The most recent books I bought came from the bargain shelf at Barnes & Noble (I love that shelf). They are The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley and The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani (but first I need to read the first two books in this series, which have been sitting on my shelf for awhile).
There are very few books on this list, because I generally don't buy a book unless I plan to read it. But I suppose The Queen Mother by William Shawcross could qualify. I bought it when The King's Speech movie came out because that particular royal family fascinated me. But it's a honking big book, and I'll probably never care enough again to actually read it.
I'll have to dive into my Goodreads TBR for this. I'm beyond excited for The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson. I love anything he writes, but I am stoked for a new travel narrative from him!
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I know some people have even read or listened to it multiple times before I've gotten around to reading it once. I will someday!
Okay, so this book isn't technically on my TBR, but I'm going to answer this question with Cinder by Marissa Meyer. There is a lot of chatter about this series, especially now that Winter is out. I haven't read any of the books in this series, but I've heard so many good things about them that I picked Cinder up at the library last week.
The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein. I LOVED Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, so I bought his next book earlier this summer. Just haven't had a chance to read it yet, but the day is coming soon!
187. I try to keep it reasonable (which originally meant under 100 and now means under 200). Twelve of those I physically own. I don't even want to attempt to count the number of books I own that I haven't read yet. Way too many. Let's just leave it at that.
If you want to answer the questions, feel free to do so! Everyone can play. No tagging necessary!
My name is Julie, and I own a lot of books. As in, they are stacked on the floor because I've run out of room on the shelves. And those shelves? There are so many books on them that they smile -- not sag; smile. This blog will cover book reviews and all manner of other bookish things.
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