The most difficult questions for a bookworm… How big is your TBR? Are you actually going to get to all of those books? How do you deal with the stress of so many unread books? What are your plans to take over the world?
I used to be one of those people with a Goodreads TBR of 300+ books, but I’ve found that I don’t end up reading most of them and never even remember what I put on that shelf. This is why I’ve been going through my TBR lately and, as the title suggests, I’ve found my own way of dealing with my Goodreads TBR and keeping it under 100 books!
Because I’m a wizard 😊
Oh wait… I wasn’t supposed to tell you that… government secrets and such. SOOOO It’s actually because I’m realistic with myself on if I’m going to read a book.
I’ll add a book to my TBR for SO MANY reasons (gorgeous cover, hype, intriguing premise, the author). I’m pretty liberal with adding books to my TBR, but it’s when I got to clean up that shelf a month later that I decide if this is a book I truly want to read.
Step 1: Open up my Goodreads TBR shelf. (duh)
Step 2: Go down the list asking myself, ‘Why did I put this on my shelf?’ ‘Am I still interested?’ ‘Do I even know what this book is about?’ ‘Do I see myself reading this anytime in the next year?’ And the occasions ‘What is this, I have no memory of ever adding this to my shelf’
Step 3: If I answer no to any of the questions above, then I remove the book from my Goodreads shelf!
At the moment, I’m trying to keep my TBR under 100 books so that I can easily reference it when looking at the library or book store for a new book to read. I don’t want to have to scroll through hundreds of books that I supposedly ‘want to read’, to find one that I’m interested in. This way, I can look at my shelf, pick any of the books on there to look for, and read it! No scrolling through books that I don’t really care about
HOW DO YOU CONTROL YOUR TBR? DO YOU CONTROL YOUR TBR, OR DO YOU JUST CRY ABOUT IT? (honestly, even with lowering my TBR, it still stressed me out how many books I’ll never get to read…) HOW MANY BOOKS ARE ON YOUR TBR?