TBR stands for “To Be Read.” For me, this acronym brings mixed emotions: joy that there are so many more wonderful books waiting to be devoured and a little bit of guilt/dread that my list grows faster than I can read!
On Goodreads, my TBR shelf is currently at 143 and is constantly growing thanks to the great recommendations I receive! I do, however, consciously try to keep the number of books on my TBR shelf below my “Read” shelf, otherwise it can feel a bit overwhelming.
In addition to having a digital TBR shelf, I also have an overflowing physical TBR shelf filled with books I have bought on sale or a whim, books I have received as gifts, and books that have been on my shelf so long that I can’t remember where I got them from (whoops!).
I LOVE physical books but find that when I own a book (either digital and physical) I tend to push it down on my reading priority list. After all, if I have two books from the library expiring in ten days, you better believe I am going to finish them, especially if I have been on a waitlist for a few months. But if I own the book? THEN IT’S MINE FOREVER!!! I think the takeaway is that I need deadlines in my life or I would never get anything done, including reading.
So what’s on my TBR shelf? See for yourself:
The ones I am probably the most excited to read are:
- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
- The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Any recommendations on which book I should read next from my shelf? How big is your TBR list/shelf/aspirations? Tell me below in the comments!