I have resigned myself to the fact that my TBR is eternal and there’s nothing I can do about it. There are simply too many books out there that sound so wonderful, and life is too short… and these days, I really only have time to read on the weekends, anyway.
Except for audiobooks. With an 87 mile commute each way, audiobooks are my life. All hail audiobooks!
Because of my limited time and space, I’m supposed to be pretty strict about what I read. I go through my TBR shelf on Goodreads in chronological order of when I added the book and try to get that book via Overdrive. As for my hardcopy… I have four TBR jars. It’s a problem. Someday I’ll talk more about it.
Thing is, if I’m strictly keeping to the TBR jars, then I put all titles in them. It’s part of my Great Bookcase Crusade to clear out my hardcopy to the keepers. I’m a book collector, but for re-reading and love purposes, not because books are pretty (they are so pretty). The system makes sure I’m just as likely to pull Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde as I am Renegades by Marissa Meyer. It means there are books that I want to mood read that I am patiently waiting for.
Because if I cheat the TBR Jar, I start mood reading. And when I mood read, I re-read. Hello Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for the fifteenth time. There is chaos.
I’ve got some books on my shelf that are killing me right now. Ones I’ve wanted to read, and just haven’t pulled yet. Don’t get me wrong – sometimes it works in my favor. A lot of my backup is my 2018 Debut TBR Jar, which I’ve split out to give this year’s new authors some of the limelight while it’s still 2018. I still have six more books in that jar to read in the next two months, so I’ve been hyper-focused on that one.
Still, though. I really wish some of these books would pop up. And yes I know I am a grown woman and can cheat the Jar. Some rules are sacred, y’all.
This week’s topic was:
Backlist Books I Want to Read
Honestly, these 9 books really only scrape the surface for me. I look at my hardcopy shelves and basically… any of them sound good – usually any one EXCEPT the one I pull from the TBR Jar, haha!