Do You Get Overwhelmed By Your TBR?

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Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly series created by Rukky at Eternity Books and hosted by Aria at Book Nook Bits. The full list of September topics can be found here.

This week’s topic is do you ever get overwhelmed by your TBR (to-be read) pile?

I think a lot of us, even casual readers, will be able to relate to this topic!

How do you keep track of the books you want to read?

I use StoryGraph and Goodreads to keep track of the books I want to read. I also keep a stack of to-be-read books at home.

Do you have a lot of books on your TBR?

Is over five hundred a lot? (The answer is yes). My online to-read list on StoryGraph is definitely somewhere in that ballpark. Back when I worked in libraries, any time someone would recommend a book to me I would add it to my Goodreads right then and there so I wouldn’t forget about it. In the last few months I’ve been curating that list to weed out books I’m no longer interested in, but it’s still quite long. My physical stack at home is probably somewhere closer to forty or fifty books.

Is there any order/organization within all the books you want to read?

None whatsoever. The most organized it gets is that the books I plan to read soon (by that I mean within the next six months or so) are kept in a stack in my bedroom where I can see them. Beyond that I don’t have anything organized online. It’s just one long running list of books I want to read.

Does your TBR ever feel overwhelming?

Yes! I worry I won’t be able to read as many books as I want to. It’s hard because more books come out every week, and people recommend books to me all the time. I really have a hard time deciding what I should read first. Before I start a new book I ask myself: Do I want to read this, or do I feel like I have to read this? That always helps me make a decision 🙂

How do you keep track of the books you want to read? Tell me in the comments!

5 thoughts on “Do You Get Overwhelmed By Your TBR?

  1. I have a really similar way of keeping track of my TBR! Whenever someone recommends a book to me, or if I see a review or post of a book that looks interesting, I’ll add it to my Storygraph TBR, so that list has become pretty long!! I also like to keep a stack of books I want to read soon in my room, but off my bookshelf, so I remember to read the books! (Although sometimes this backfires on me, and I end up with way to many piles of books on my desk & floor!!

    Thanks for participating this week, and awesome post Hannah!!

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