TBR Book Tag

The TBR Book Tag is going around. I caught the bug when both Analee at Book Snacks and Ayunda at Tea and Paperbacks tagged me to do it so here I am. Thanks Ayunda and Analee!

I’m glad I was tagged since I love nothing more than talking about books and since a lack of a personal laptop makes it difficult for me type for long, I thought why not do a tag instead. My TBR is an organism, and a greedy one at that. It continues to grow and grow with no thought to stop anytime soon so brace yourself.

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

Good ole Goodreads. That website is a godsend. I just wish they would update it a little. Whenever I spy a book that I’m interested in, I add it to Goodreads. I used to write them down in a book but Goodreads is better because I can carry it around in my pocket (on my phone).

I also try to keep track of it mentally. Of course, that doesn’t work well but sometimes I forget to add books to Goodreads and I usually remember them when I’m in a bookstore.

Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?

It’s all print babie. If you see any e-books on there, that’s by accident. I add books to my TBR with the intention to read the physical copies.

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

Well, it all depends on what I’m in the mood for. I don’t check my TBR list, I just grab whatever book that sticks out to me on my bookshelf. If I’m in a bookstore and I’m in between books, I’ll start reading whatever book I purchased or purchase a book to read if I’m so unfortunate as to complete a book while travelling without a backup. If I recently completed a book that’s part of a series I’m hooked on, I’ll immediately get the following book and start reading that.

For me, a TBR list is simply a list of books I would like to read. It’s not guaranteed that I’ll read them all. But to add a bit of organization to my reading life, I’ve since started to make use of the Goodreads shelves so I’ve created one for books I’d really, really like to get and read.

A book that’s been on your TBR the longest?

John Crow's Devil

Hard to say since I use Goodreads to keep track of my TBR books and I didn’t start using Goodreads seriously until a year or so ago. But, according to Goodreads, that’s John Crow’s Devil by Marlon James. I’m pretty sure this is wrong though. I believe the right answer would be a classic, maybe something by Charles Dickens, or a romance novel or a book by Stephen King.

A book you recently added to your TBR?

sorcerer_front mech.indd

I’ve heard and read mixed reviews of this book but I don’t care, I want to read it. It’s a about a Black boy who was a slave who’s bought by a sorcerer and taken to Britain. The sorcerer dies so the boy takes his place as the top sorcerer and is tasked with finding out why magic is disappearing from the world. (I might be a little off. Check its Goodreads page.)

I like the issues it tackles and the negative reviews of it don’t say it’s horrible, just that the story isn’t awesome so I’m looking forward to it.

A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?

You didn’t expect me to pick just one, did you?

A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?

I don’t want to say never because I surprise myself sometimes and do things I thought I never would so instead I’ll say I probably won’t read this:

Hello Goodbye Hello

I added it to Goodreads in 2012 and forgot that I did. Now that I think about it, I don’t think I’ll read it.

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?

That would be The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, for obvious reasons, and Hidden Bodies, the second in the You series by Caroline Kepnes. I need to know what Joe gets up to next.

A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?

The second Throne of Glass book. I wasn’t sure if I would continue with the series but I’m curious.

Crown of Midnight

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?


I should have read it already but I am a master at procrastination.

A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

I’m dying to reread Rasputin’s Daughter. Hopefully, I still like it.

How many books are in your Goodreads TBR shelf?

557 books, which is not as bad as I thought.

I’m going to tag:

The Quirky Book Nerd

Orang-utan Librarian

Socially Awkward Bookworm

In Hye Writes


The Book Venom

Ronnie Reads & Reviews

Embuhlee liest

African Book Addict

…and everyone who reads this post! 🙂


18 thoughts on “TBR Book Tag

  1. Thanks for tagging me Zezee, I’m pumped to do this tag soon! Your Goodreads tbr is huge! Mine isn’t even half of 557 hahaa! And def def deffffff read ‘Americanah’ soon. Its a joyful read 🙂

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  2. Thanks for the tag! Can’t wait to get on this! I love the books you chose for their beautiful covers- it made me want to add them to my TBR just cos they look so pretty! Also Crown of Midnight is definitely worth reading- I also wasn’t so sure I wanted to continue after the first book, because it was good but not brilliant, but it’s one of those series that just gets better and better as it goes on.


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