This week’s topic is ‘The care and keeping of a TBR’!
Do you maintain a TBR physically, online or both?
Both! I mean the books I own physically I have to maintain physically right? Haha
But I also have some ebooks, that I always forget about. And e-ARCs!
I try to put a new book on my ‘unread-on-shelf’ bookshelf on GoodReads, but there are always some that I forget to put on there haha! And honestly I do not care too much, since I do not really use that shelf. I do like to see the number of unread books that I own!
If we talk about books that I want to read but do not actually own.. It is a mess.. I make lists sometimes, but always lose them.. I of course have a TBR shelf on GoodReads, but that is a mess as well. I do go through it once in a while to remove books that I’m not really interested in anymore. But there are so many books I would like that are not on there.
I guess it is mainly just in my head, but of course I always forget about books, until I see them again and be like ‘oh yes I wanted to read that’!
How do you decide which books get to go on your TBR?
I’m guessing we’re talking about my not owned TBR. I’m not very strict haha, books move on and off my GoodReads TBR a lot! Just whatever sounds slightly interesting.
The same for the TBR in my head haha! But before I decide what to buy, I’m more strict, since I cannot afford to buy whatever. I need to only buy books I’m actually really interested in!
Do you ever ‘prune’ your TBR to remove old books, how do you decide who stays and who goes?
As I said, I go through my GoodReads want to read shelf quite often. Books get removed when I do not remember them at all, if I saw many bad reviews, just lost interest.. But some books also move back on there, mainly because I saw another review that made me interested again!
I don’t really use my Want to read shelf that often. As in I put books on there all the time, but I don’t look through it very often otherwise!
How big is your TBR currently?
As of October 10th:
- 15 unread physical books
- 13 unread e-ARCs
- 8 unread e-books
- 302 books on my Want to Read shelf on GoodReads