Tag: TBR Book Tag

I am always so happy to find out that I’ve been tagged in things, so a big thank you to Alyssa @ A Lovely Book Affair for tagging me in this one! I haven’t done this one yet and… my TBR is always kind of a disaster. My Goodreads account is really misleading, that’s for sure.

How do you keep track of your TBR list?
I have so many ways that I keep track of my TBR.

  • Goodreads | I mostly use Goodreads to keep track of books that I want to eventually buy. I also add all the ARCs I’m approved for to my next-up shelf so I can keep track of them.
  • My TBR page | I have a list here on my blog of all the books that I own that I need to read. It’s separated into low, medium, and high priority, but in reality, that doesn’t mean much and also I’ve been kind of terrible about updating it recently.
  • Piles throughout my house | I have piles in my bedroom and my living room and in the little loft area on my second floor… basically I just have piles of books everywhere. Books I’ve already read are on my bookcases, but books I need to read just hang out all over my house.
  • Sticky notes in my planner | If you’ve recommended me a book, I wrote it down on a sticky note and stuck it in the back of my planner. I actually open up this list all the time and randomly buy books from it even when I shouldn’t be spending any more money on books than I already have.
  • The Libby app | I do a lot of impulsive library holds, so the Libby app is kind of a lifesaver. I get emails about books that I forgot I put holds on months ago, and then I forget that I have them because usually they’re ebooks. The Libby app at least shows me all of my library books in one nice list that’s sorted by due date.
  • My… memory | In addition to my five other ways of keeping track of the books I want to read, I also have tons of books swimming around in the back of my mind!

Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?
Most of the books I own that I haven’t read are ebooks, because it’s easier to ignore books you can’t see than it is to ignore a pile of books staring you in the face while you get ready for work.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
ARCs are always first, followed by library books, followed by reading challenges, followed by whatever the heck I feel like reading next. Sometimes that hierarchy goes straight out the window, though.

A book that has been on your TBR the longest
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger! I bought it in high school and then totally forgot about it, lost it, and bought it again a few weeks ago. Hopefully I’ll be reading it soon this time.

A book that you recently added to your TBR
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand is the last one I put on my Goodreads TBR.

A book on your TBR list strictly because of its beautiful cover
Probably Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore, which is in one of my piles. I only bought it because it’s pretty, so I hope it’s good.

A book on your TBR that you never plan on actually reading
I don’t think I have any books on my TBR that I don’t actually plan to read. I usually take books off my Goodreads TBR if I don’t want to read them anymore. I also fully intend to eventually read every book that I own.

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for
Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
The Witch Elm by Tana French

A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you
The Name of the Wind, which I am going to get to very soon! As soon as I’m caught up on all these ARCs!

A book on your TBR everyone recommends you
Maybe Geekerella? I think a couple people have recommended that one to me.

A book on your TBR you’re very excited to read
I think I’m most excited to read Furyborn ever since I found out that Claire Legrand is the librarian at my library.

The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf
Only 143, which really isn’t bad. But, again, my Goodreads TBR is misleading.

Time for tags:

🖤 Rebecca 🖤 Daniel 🖤 Kalina 🖤 Kaleena 🖤 Gerry 🖤

Here’s my usual disclaimer that I hope you don’t feel pressured to do anything I tag you in! Feel free to ignore me if you don’t like tags or if you’ve already done this one. And if I didn’t tag you and you want to do it, YOU’RE TAGGED. Go ahead. And please link back to this post so I can see your answers. ❤

47 thoughts on “Tag: TBR Book Tag

  1. Papertea and Bookflowers says:

    I have so many different ways to organize and categorize my tbr, too! Goodreads, a lot of lists, piles on my bed and table, a lot of lists again and also scribd.

    And I think my Goodreads tbr is somewhere around 900 😱🙈 I definitely need to go through it and see what I’m actually still interested in.
    Great tag 🧡

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    • Sara @ The Bibliophagist says:

      900!! There was a while that I had several hundred books on my Goodreads TBR, but I went through and deleted sooo many books. I highly recommend it because I am so much less stressed about it now!

      And I’m glad I’m not the only one who has a bunch of different TBR categories. 🙂


  2. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious says:

    Thanks so much for the tag, Sara! My TBR on Goodreads is slowly becoming a hot mess, which is why I keep all of my arcs/review requests in a spreadsheet otherwise I’d forget and burn all bridges unintentionally. Since I started blogging my GR TBR grew like 300% and I had to create a new tbr shelf for books I really REALLY want to read. 🤦

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  3. rayasreads says:

    You have such a clever and smart ways of keeping track of your tbr list. For me, it’s mostly my Goodreads shelf and my brain. And sometimes I forget to enter a book into my tbr list in goodreads and then my brain lets down in remembering what book I’d wanted to read. 😐

    Btw, 99 percent mine is also one of the future releases I’m most looking forward to. 🙂

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  4. Gerry@TheBookNookUK says:

    Thank you for the tag! I actually need the motivation to sort out my TBR so I’m hoping this will do the trick!

    Haha! I love your methods of keeping track. I can definitely relate to you on ‘piles throughout the house’ but now I’m keeping track via Goodreads because I can’t relate to you on ‘memory’ because mine is rubbish!

    I’m now off to check out your TBR page and probably add a whole bunch to mine!

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    • Sara @ The Bibliophagist says:

      You’re welcome! I hope this does the trick for you too!

      The memory method can be pretty risky! Sometimes I’ll be at a bookstore and I’ll see a book that I think maybe I wanted to read and I’ll have to text a friend or look it up on Goodreads just to double check.

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      • Gerry@TheBookNookUK says:

        I’ve done that before when someone posts a review about a book and I’m like….yesssss. And then I’ll go to Goodreads and see I’ve already added it. Usually I think ‘phew’ because I can’t keep increasing that TBR!

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  5. Leslie says:

    Haha!! I love the ebooks because they are easier to ignore. SO TRUE. Oooohh, I can’t wait for you to read The Name of the Wind and I can see how you like it. I see people talking about it everywhere but I’m on the fence! Your TBR is amazing. I think mine is around 400. I need to go through it at the end of the year. I try to win Goodreads giveaways but they make you add each book you enter for, to your TBR list. Some of them, I’m only interested in, if I win. LOL So, I need to clean that up in a few months.

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    • Sara @ The Bibliophagist says:

      I’m pretty sure I’m going to love The Name of the Wind and I’m hoping to start reading it in a couple weeks!

      I know what you mean about the giveaways! I actually don’t enter nearly as many as I used to, just because you have to add all the books to your TBR now. Like… I want to read it, but not that much…

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      • Leslie says:

        Awesome!! I’ve heard good things.

        Haha- yes! I don’t enter as many as I used to. I used to enter whatever to just get a free book. Now, I’m a lot more selective. Some books I’m on the fence about and when I see it.. I’m like it’s fate, whether I should read you or not. 😛

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