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I saw this tag over at The Book Heap and figured it would be something fun to write about (since lately I haven’t been very active on the blog). So here we go, bring on the questions!
1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
Goodreads. I have 2 different shelves: “to read” for all the books that I own but haven’t read yet, and “kindle tbr” for all the books I have on my Kindle and still haven’t read.
2. Is your TBR mostly print or ebooks?
Print. Although I went a little crazy on my Kindle and the 2 numbers are now very close.
3. How do you determine which book to pick up from your TBR next?
Whatever I feel like reading. Unless I want to take part in a book club, for which I will pick up the book of the month, otherwise I try to pick up that I feel like reading at the moment.
4. A book that has been on your TBR list the longest?
According to Goodreads: The Death of King Arthur by Peter Ackroyd.
5. A book you’ve recently added to your TBR pile?
The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov.
6. A book on your TBR strictly because of it’s beautiful cover?
Well it is not on my TBR per se, but I saw the cover of this book, was drawn to it, did a little research and found out that in order to fully appreciate this books, I had to read the previous work of that author, and so I got 5 books for my Kindle and still haven’t read any of them (the shortest one of the bunch is 800 pages long, that might be why).
7. A book on your TBR you never plan on reading?
Most likely The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher Or The Murder At Road Hill House by Kate Summerscale. I got it because I took care of the author at a book festival back in 2012 and I had her sign it for me, but I really don’t have any interest in it if I’m honest. But it’s signed, so I don’t really want to get rid of it.
8. An unpublished book you are excited for?
The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud. I know very little of upcoming releases. The only ones I look for are next books in series I’m reading; so, currently, it would be the Cormoran Strike novels by Robert Galbraith and the Lockwood & Co. series by Jonathan Stroud.
9. A TBR book everyone else has read but you.
The Book Thief. Don’t hate me.
10. A book everyone and their mother is recommending to you, therefore is on your TBR?
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. I have the first volume but still haven’t got around to reading it.
11. A TBR book you are dying to read.
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie.
12. Finally, how many books overall are on your Goodreads TBR shelves?
Although it might be a bit misleading because I add individual books of an anthology. For example I own 2 volumes of the collected Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, but in order to count everything toward my Goodreads challenge, I added each separate collection to my TBR. For example, there are 5 collections in Volume 1. Does it make sense?
I tag The Beautiful Stillness.