I spotted this tag on Books and Strips and decided it looked like fun and so I thought I’d give it a go!
How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
I have two methods, both of which I’ve only really been keeping up to date since I began the blog at the beginning of the year. I use my Goodreads account, and I also have an excel spreadsheet with everything currently on my TBR and books I’ve read this year, it’s how I keep track of which reviews I still have to finish writing, and which are scheduled to post, and also which books count towards which reading challenge for the year.
Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?
Of the books on my TBR that I already own, rather than plan to buy, the majority are probably eBooks, I have a fair few books from NetGalley on there. That said I prefer print books in general.
How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
My TBR is split into multiple shelves on Goodreads, with different shelves for NetGalley ARCs, other ARCs I’ve been sent and then other books I own etc, when I look at pulling together a list of books to read for the following month I start with books I need to read for blog tours, then I’ll look for a couple of new releases I’m excited for and find a few from my backlist I really should get to!
A book that’s been on your TBR the longest?
This one is really hard to tell, I added a lot of books that have been sitting on my shelves onto Goodreads on the same day at the beginning of the year when I wanted to start tracking things a little better so I can’t really remember which of the books on there has actually been on there the longest, and it doesn’t include the books that are still at my mum’s house. My TBR also doesn’t include all those books that I probably should read, like a whole heap of classics…
A book that you recently added to your TBR?
The Confession – Jo Spain
About the book
The breathtaking debut psychological thriller from bestselling author Jo Spain.
You find out who did it on the very first page. On the last page, you’ll find out why.
‘Enthralling – Spain dissects her characters’ secrets with razor-sharp precision’ JP Delaney, author of The Girl Before
Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. The man launches an unspeakably brutal attack on Harry as a horror-struck Julie watches, frozen by fear.
Just an hour later the attacker, JP Carney, has handed himself in to the police. He confesses to beating Harry to death, but JP claims that the assault was not premeditated and that he didn’t know the identity of his victim. With a man as notorious as Harry McNamara, the detectives cannot help wondering, was this really a random act of violence or is it linked to one of Harry’s many sins: corruption, greed, betrayal?
This gripping psychological thriller will have you questioning, who – of Harry, Julie and JP – is really the guilty one? And is Carney’s surrender driven by a guilty conscience or is his confession a calculated move in a deadly game?
I got this one in the post from Quercus, and it looks fantastic! It’s not due out until January so there are a few things I need to read first but I’m super excited by this one!
A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover.
Beasts Made Of Night – Tochi Onyebuchi
About the book
In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts – lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt.
Taj is the most talented of the aki, young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. But Taj’s livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears on his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but 17-year-old Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family.
When Taj is called to eat a sin of a royal, he’s suddenly thrust into the center of a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos. Now Taj must fight to save the princess that he loves – and his own life.
A gritty Nigerian-influenced fantasy.
I love this cover, it caught by eye online and when I read the blurb it sounded great which was a definite bonus.
A book on your TBR that you never plan on actually reading.
There isn’t one! I do genuinely plan on getting through everything at some point, admittedly it may take me many years but hopefully I’ll get there some day!
An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for.
Bright Ruin by Vic James. There’s no cover or official blurb for this one yet but it is the third book in the amazing Dark Gifts trilogy. I’ve read both Gilded Cage and Tarnished City in the past couple of months and I just cannot wait for Bright Ruin! August 2018 cannot come quickly enough!
A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except you.
The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
About the book
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.
The paperback is sitting on my bookcase and I really, really need to pick it up!
A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you.
A Quiet Kind Of Thunder – Sara Barnard
About the book
Steffi doesn’t talk, but she has so much to say.
Rhys can’t hear, but he can listen.
Their love isn’t a lightning strike, it’s the rumbling roll of thunder.
Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life – she’s been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He’s deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she’s assigned to look after him. To Rhys, it doesn’t matter that Steffi doesn’t talk, and as they find ways to communicate, Steffi finds that she does have a voice, and that she’s falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.
From the bestselling author of Beautiful Broken Things comes a love story about the times when a whisper is as good as a shout.
This has been recommended by so many of the people during the Sunday YA twitter chats, next time I’m at a book shop I should pick it up!
A book on your TBR that you’re just dying to read.
Renegades – Marissa Meyer
About the book
Secret identities. Extraordinary powers.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.
The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies―humans with extraordinary abilities―who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone . . . except the villains they once overthrew.
Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice―and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.
New from Marissa Meyer, author of the #1 New York Times–bestselling Heartless, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.
I loved Heartless, and I keep meaning to pick up The Lunar Chronicles so when I saw Renegades appear on NetGalley I jumped at the chance to request it, and I was lucky enough to be accepted, I’m really looking forward to this one!
The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf.
There are a total of 337 books on my want to read list. Although I fear that’s a bit of an under estimation, I usually only ever have one book from a series in it, for example I’ve the second book in the Rebus series on my TBR, and even though I know I’ll read the rest of them I’ll just put the next book on when I finish the one currently on the list. I read a lot of crime fiction so if I put every book from each series I started and intend to continue I’d easily add at least another 100 books to the list!
And that’s the TBR tag, I won’t tag anyone but if you’d like to do it consider yourself tagged!