Last week, we were tagged by Sabrina at I Heart YA Fiction to do a post all about our TBR piles. This tag was created by Rachel at A Perfection Called Books and Dana from Dana Square. It's a great way to discuss how we manage our TBR piles and showcase a few of the titles on them! It also has the potential to be quite embarrassing. =D
How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
Jen: Um, like this?
In all seriousness, though, I use Goodreads to add books to my TBR shelf, but I use a spreadsheet and Google calendar to keep track of my review TBR pile. I have a few shelves on GR that assist me in keeping track of these review books, but there is just nothing like that spreadsheet to a spreadsheet nerd like myself.
April: Goodreads...definitely. I keep track of my review books in a Word document.
Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?
Jen: Probably about half and half these days. I have more unread physical copies on my shelf than I care to admit, but the same is true of my Kindle. Oh, wait...you didn't ask about audiobooks...but that's probably a good thing, lol. If we were doing that split, it would probably be 40% print, 40% ebooks, and 20% audiobooks. *sigh*
April: Haha, if you asked me that a couple years ago, I would have said print. Now, it's kindle hands down. I have a serious problem when it comes to buying kindle copies on sale.
How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
Jen: Most of the time, I resort to my handy dandy review schedule, i.e. that wonderful spreadsheet I mentioned before. BUT, I'm a bit of a mood reader. So, sometimes, I'll just decide to read a book that's not due for release for months, just on a whim. I'll also nix things off my schedule when I've read enough bad press for a title that I no longer have any interest in reading it. But mostly, I try to read things in order of publication. Though, I have been known to sneak in some older books from my shelves. =)
April: I used to just read what I wanted. It was awesome. For the most part, if I really want to read something, I will read it, but more often than not, I choose a review book that's closest to release.
A book that's been on your TBR list the longest?
Jen: I love Neil Gaiman. But for some reason, I am always scared to start his books.
April: I kind of feel ashamed that I haven't read this one yet. I heard that she should have stopped with the first three. So I'm afraid to pick this one up.
A book that you recently added to your TBR pile?
Jen: Just saw this on a WoW post this week and it sounds cute. Sometimes a girl just needs cute. ;)
April: I saw someone add this to their TBR recently and anything that says mermaids sticks out to me because Aubrey is obsessed with them. :)
A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover:
Jen: I didn't even know what it was about, but I saw that cover and knew it had to be mine. And then to find out it's a retelling of Sleeping Beauty? Even better.
April: I haven't heard all that much about this one, but I added it to my list because the cover is gorgeous.
A book on your TBR that you NEVER plan on actually reading:
Jen: Not a fan of Anna Carey's writing at all. I don't know how I made it through the first two books in the Eve series, but I know I rated them low and it's doubtful I'll ever finish. Don't know why I decided to add this to my TBR, other than everyone else was doing it at the time.
April: I quit this series, but not before I added this one to my Goodreads.
Jen: Oh, don't feel bad, April. I've got a ton of Abbi Glines books on my TBR shelf on GR, too, probably even have one or two on my Kindle, but I have no desire to read them now, either.
An unpublished book on your TBR that you're excited for:
Jen: Soooo many but probably this one most of all.
April: I'm so freaking excited to read this one.
A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except you:
Jen: I know.
April: Especially now that the Starz show is out.. everyone is reading them.
Jen: Yeah, I'd planned to read it, too, April, but it's mammoth. Even the audio is 30+ hours. I love the show, so I'm just going to stick to that and maybe one day when I have nothing else to read, I'll pick up Outlander. (Yeah, right....nothing else to read, pshaw.)
A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you:
Jen: Actually, it's the second book that comes so heartily recommended, but I can't very well start the series in the middle, now can I?
April: I've had numerous people recommend this one. Good thing I have it! Just wish I had the time.
Jen: I know you have a physical copy, but I was recommended the audio and I'm kind of in love with it now. And one of my least favorite narrators performs it, if that tells you anything about just how good the audiobook is.
A book on your TBR that you're dying to read:
Jen: Soon, my precious...soon.
April: This just came out...and, oh, how I want to read it. Maybe someday. lol.
The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf?
Jen: 1,662...and growing by the day...it was 1,646 when I first started this post :P
April: 855, I guess that's not too bad in comparison to Jen's. lol
We now tag:
Marlene @ The Flyleaf Review
Summer @ Blue Sky Bookshelf
Danielle @ Love at First Page
Cait @ Notebook Sisters
Nereyda @ Mostly YA Book Obsessed
We hope you have fun with this, too! =D