What’s On My TBR Shelf?

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:

TBR Shelf

The ones I am probably the most excited to read are:

Trying to make my pictures look prettier with flowers!
  1. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  2. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  3. 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!




2 thoughts on “What’s On My TBR Shelf?

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  1. I hear ya. I decided to make a mini list. “Pick a book from this small stack next.” It has about six titles from different genres. Usually contains a couple arcs. Maybe one that has been on my TBR stack for way too long.

    I still will Ignore this short stack and read a brand new title from time to time. 🙂 Hard to resist those new books.


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