Friday, 13 April 2012

My To Be Read List

I know I am not alone in having an out of control TBR list. With new books coming out all the time, picking up new series' that already have several books, and discovering books that you didn't know you wanted to read, the number can add up pretty quickly. However, my TBR list is starting to overwhelm me. As of today, I have 410 books on my 'to read' lists on Goodreads (which I have broken into 'to-read-soon' to give me some guidance on what to pick up when I finish a book, 'to-read-own' so I can keep track of what I have (as it's harder now with ebooks) and just plain old 'to-read') And, I'm currently reading 3 books. For me, my TBR list is sort of like a 'to-do' list, and since I'm adding to it much fast than I am taking from it, I'm actually feeling stressed!

The challenge I'm working through this year is helping, the 2012 TBR List challenge, however I need to make a pact to myself not to add any new books to my 'to-read' list until the end of the summer, just so I feel like I'm getting a better handle on it. If I'm truly excited about a book, I'm not going to forget about it anyway, so really there isn't much benefit in adding to to the list. I'll just read it when I'm read to.

I feel the stress subsiding already!


  1. My TBR list was over 300 but today I deleted loads of books I never planned on reading so now iv only got 80 something

  2. Wow thats a lot of TBR books! I have 2 on my list of books to read...I'm a picky reader though, lol.

  3. Once upon a time I considered such a pact.

    Then reality hit me and I realized it's an impossibility of nature to prevent books from coming and clinging to me and crying for space on my shelves. I confess: I cannot resist.