When it comes to books I’m a selective greedy addict. I have way too many books on my tbr-list and I constantly adding new titles to the pile. I’m a moody reader and I prefer to have a wide range of books for every occasion.
Recently I’ve come across a lot of posts where bloggers confess how guilty they feel about their huge tbr-lists. Right now I have 2818 books on my tbr on GR. Is it possible to read them all? Well, probably yes, if I abandon my family, quit my job, stop eating and sleeping. But you know what? I don’t feel guilty. And you shouldn’t either.
I know some readers have like 10 books on their tbr-shelf and they put there only those titles they are 100 % going to purchase and read. For me tbr-list is not a shelf to plan my book purchases, it’s more like “opportunity box”. The more opportunities I have, the better. The larger my tbr-list, the more opportunities I have.
My way to deal with it is to store up many potentially interesting books in different genres and, when the mood struck, to choose the one I feel like reading at the moment.
This is the reason I have a lot of shelves on GR. I tag books, so it’s easier to find a book for my current mood. I have shelves for my favorite tropes, my favorite narrators, genres and so on. I have “beauty-and –the-beast” and “romance-fake-relationship shelves”. I have “family” and “funny” shelves. I can go on and go on about my shelves.
What is your way to deal with tbr-list? How many books are on your tbr-list?
PS. As some of you know I’m trying to be a more organized blogger. Lol. So I schedule my posts ahead instead of writing and posting them at the last moment. I wrote this post back in March. To my surprise this week I’ve come across a discussion on the same topic from Jessica. I’m excited that we feel and act very similar about our tbr-lists.