Saturday, October 25, 2014

The TBR Tag!

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
I hate looking at one singular TBR list and finding books that haven't been released or which are classics or that I already own so I have multiple TBR piles which I keep track of on Goodreads. :)
Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?

I'd have to say my TBR is a mix of both. Currently, I feel as if it's mostly e-book since I request publishers to send me electronic copies of books since I'm in college and it's just easier than receiving parcels and finding space to stack up ARCs, but I also have a decent amount of print novels at home which are on my TBR and desperately need to be read someday. 

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

I'm a 100% mood reader. Most of the time, I'll know what I want to read next since it would have recently released and I'll snatch up a copy from the library or Amazon, but other times I just peruse my TBR shelves until I find a few books I really feel like reading that instant and then whichever one I can find I'll read. 

A book that's been on your TBR list the longest?
The Storyteller was, I believe, the first ARC I received and though I've wanted to read this novel many times since having received it, the sorrow that has been promised upon reading this has kept me away like the fearful reader I am. Someday...
A book you recently added to your TBR?
I haven't been able to avoid the gushing reviews of this novel on the internet and, of course, I had to add it to my TBR. If only I could get a copy as easily... ;)
A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?
I saw the cover for this novel and was a goner. I don't actually know much about it but, ugh, so gorgeous.
A book on your TBR that you NEVER actually plan on reading?
I plan to read every book on my TBR but there are some, like Black Spring, where I doubt the reality of that actually happening. I adore the haunting cover of this novel but the fact that it's a re-telling of Wuthering Heights almost guarantees I won't enjoy it and though I've loved Croggon's prose in the past, I haven't picked up a book by her in nearly five years and can't be sure this is quite for me after all. Still, just the idea of it on my TBR warms my heart.
An unpublished book on your TBR that you're excited for?
I think to say I'm excited for this is a vast understatement. Just tell me which organs I can donate to get my hands on a copy of this. 
A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except you?
Yup, that's right. I don't even need to say anything else because everyone really had read this book. Except me. Oops!
A book on your TBR everyone recommends to you?
I'm almost tired of hearing about Mistborn. I love high fantasy, which is why this series gets recommended to me as often as it does, but I just haven't found the appropriate chunk of time to carve out for it yet. I know, I know, I need to. I will. Eventually.
A book on your TBR that you're dying to read?
I am such a die-hard sucker for werewolves (which clearly explains my torrid love affair with Adam Hauptman). Dunkle is an author I've really enjoyed in the past and combine that with the Scottish moors and creepy werewolves and I am basically a goner. If only I could find a copy of this book, though! :(
The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf?
I didn't want to know this number but if I count up all my multiple TBR shelves, it's 430. *winces*

Thanks for tagging me, Marlene! :)

I'm not actually going to tag anyone, only because I have no idea who has already been tagged vs. who hasn't but if you'd like to participate in the TBR tag, consider yourself tagged by me! ;)

I wish I could promise that exciting reviews are headed your way, but I can't. I'll hopefully get some blogging done this weekend--we'll see!--but I hope you enjoyed this post and wishing you all a fantastic weekend and week ahead! :D


  1. Ahh Keertana don't do this to me!! You really have to read The Storyteller. Yes it'll make you cry but it's a wonderful story. I really hope you'll get to read it soon. Also Mistborn has been recommended to me a lot and I really want to see what's all that fuss about. Great post, girl :)

  2. I am dying to read the new Hartman book too

  3. I love reading this tag more than any other I think because it is always fun to see what everyone's TBR piles are like and the books that have been on it the longest. I have some of these too just waiting for me to read them. :)

  4. I haven't read Paper Towns yet either! I am a bit wary of it, since I have read 2 books by John Green, one that I loved and one that was a huge disappointment. So I'm not sure if I like this author or not, in fact ;)

  5. I love reading these tbr posts, it makes me feel less guilty about my humongous tbr pile! I definitely have a lot of e-books in my tbr pile, and even though I want to wizz through all of them, that never happens because of the mood that I'm in! I still need to read The Storyteller too, but I think we need to be ready for it, as I've heard its quite an emotional one!

  6. Oh The Storyteller! I don't usually like reading books that destroy me, but this one was beautiful even as a translated book. Hey, I have a copy of Every Breath. DM me your address (through Twitter?) and I'll media mail it out to you. I don't mind, seriously. :) It's kind of expensive for an e-book.

    Great post, Keertana!

  7. You haven't read The Storyteller??? O.O oh, the horror!!!!

    But you have to! I don't want to hear any more excuses - that book is absolutely amazing and worth reading.

  8. I get why you haven't read that book which has been on your tbr the longest. I hate to cry as well. I don't want to know how many (exactly) are on my tbr! LOL

  9. AH!!!! I got tagged for this but haven't done it yet. Blogger fail. I definitely want to read Shadow Scale as well, I feel like we've been waiting forever for that book! It's been years:( MORE DRAGONS!!!

  10. Three Souls is an awesome cover :D


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