Hi all, and happy Sunday!
Admittedly, my TBR is a chaotic and disorganized mess. But, boy oh boy, do I love that mess.
I don’t think I’ve ever come across anyone in the reader community that could honestly say, “you know what? I think that my TBR is manageable.” In retrospect though, this is kind of a fantastic problem to have. Sure, books piling on top of books prevents you from ever getting your TBR down to 0
(has anyone ever even accomplished this feat?!), but when you boil it down, our unmanageable TBRs that we’re drowning in is just proof that great books are being published almost on the daily? Like I said, kind of a fantastic problem to have.
BUT, it does make it nearly impossible to read every book that I’ve ever shelved. And I’ve fallen victim to letting books fly under my radar for years before I completely forget that I ever wanted to read them in the first place.
And, thanks to the wonderful Margaret over at Weird Zeal, I now get to put myself on blast and showcase all of the books I haven’t read through the “I Should Have Read That Book Tag.”
If you haven’t checked out Margaret’s blog, please do yourself a favor and take the time to read every single one of her incredible posts. She’s also a wonderful human being.
For even more public shaming, I’m also going to include the dates in which I officially added each of these titles to my TBR. Yay!
- Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post.
- Link to the creator’s blog in your post
- Answer the questions below
- Tag 10 others to take part in the tag
- Enjoy the tag!
A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read
If I got a penny every single time I’ve been told to read Radio Silence by Alice Oseman, I could probably afford to build a personal library stocked only with copies of Radio Silence by Alice Oseman. From the blogger that tagged me in this post (hi, Margaret) to friends I run to the bookstore with, I’m almost always being told to read this book. And I know that for a fact, just based on the synopsis and its super high praise, I will fall in love with this one when I finally get around to reading it. My only question is: what’s taking me so long?!
*added to my TBR May 2018
A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t read it
It has been four years since I added A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness to my TBR, and I haven’t touched it yet. And who knows why?! The book sounds incredible, and I want to read it so badly. I genuinely don’t have any answers!!
*added to my TBR January 2016
A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten around to finishing
When I got Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake at BookCon a few years back, I couldn’t have been more excited. I had been eyeing the book at Target for what feel like centuries, and I finally had the chance to read it. The first book of the series started off really well for me, but the ending didn’t really strike a cord. But the thing is, I got pretty invested and want to know what happens. I feel like I can’t not know. I also already own One Dark Throne, so what’s standing in my way?!
*added to my TBR October 2018
A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but have never actually read
I’ve been entranced by the plot of The Handmaid’s Tale ever since I first heard of it. Then, when the television adaption came out, it seemed as if just about everyone loved the story. Really, The Handmaid’s Tale sounds so horribly unsettling that I can’t not read it. Not to mention, I’ve heard that it is terrifyingly parallel to some aspects of our world??
*added to my TBR February 2016
A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read
With all of the excitement surrounding these books because of the new additions, I feel like the only human being that has yet to read Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi? Everyone on the internet seems to always be talking about these characters, and I really just have no idea of who these people even are.
*added to by TBR January 2016
A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but just haven’t picked up yet
Weirdly enough, I have the most vivid memory of watching The Perks of Being a Wallflower for the first time. I instantly fell in love with that movie and the story it told, but—you guessed it—I still haven’t read it!
*added to my TBR December 2015
A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet
Okay, maybe because the cover is just so stunning and Instagram-able, but when it first came out, it was close to impossible to not see Wilder Girls by Rory Power everywhere. Also, the story seems so up my alley??
*added to my TBR July 2019
I really need to start sticking to my TBR. I mean, come on, some of these books were added four or five years ago?!
If you need me, I’ll be trying to convince myself all over again that an ever-growing TBR is a fantastic problem to have.
- Malka & Chana @ The Paper Procrastinators
- Sofii @ A Book. A Thought.
- Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews
- Carly @ Reading Is My Kind of Thing
- Meghan @ Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews
- Rebecca @ Bookishly Rebecca
- Caro @ Bookshire Cat
- Tiffany @ Read by Tiffany
Also, I apologize if you’ve done this tag before; just go ahead and ignore me!