The Bibliomad Olivia Emily tagged me in a Book Tag Question Post, so I figured I’d give it go.
How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
Well I have multiple ways, first I have an excel spreadsheet that lists all the books I want to read over the course of the year (I’m not very good with keeping up with my To-Be-Read Pile to be honest), this includes date read, date reviewed, what format the book is in and how much it cost. I also use Goodreads to keep track of new releases as I’m not very good with keeping up with trends (I am trying to improve).
Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?
I’d say about 60% Print and about 40% eBook
How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
I honestly have no idea, I have about two medium-sized cardboard boxes filled with Print books that need to be read (it used to be three, I’ve managed to cut down) and I tend to pick out the book that’s closest to the top but it does depend on how I’m feeling at that precise moment
A book that’s been on your TBR list the longest?
The Princess Bride by William Goldman. I’ve meant to read this book and do a book vs movie review on it for ages but I just haven’t gotten around to it.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Yes, I know, I’m terrible, I should have read this by now, especially since it was recommended to me a few years ago by a fellow TAFE student who just adored it.
A book you recently added to your TBR?
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. I’ve never heard of the author before, however I’ve heard good things about The Bone Season and The Mime Order, so they were both added to the list.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I generally don’t read new books unless I’ve had people I know recommend them to me and The Throne of Glass series has often been mentioned.
A book on your TBR strictly because of it’s beautiful cover?
Poisoned Waters by Ermisenda Alvarez. I discovered Ermisenda Alvarez when I looked through the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Bookshelf on Goodreads.
The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury. My local bookstore, Collins Booksellers Bacchus Marsh, lent me this to review but the only reason I picked it up was because of the cover (the novel’s pretty good thus far).
A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?
Poke the Box by Seth Godin. I’ve forgotten why I even added this book in the first place.
An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?
Red Queen by Isobelle Carmody. It’s the last book in the Obernewtyn Chronicles and I’m desperately hoping I have finished the other books in time for its release which is supposedly in November/December.
A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?
Paper Towns by John Green. I’ve never read a book by John Green, mostly because I get a lot of mixed reviews about his books, I’ve had people tell me Looking for Alaska is brilliant, others say it’s mediocre. I get so confused. So I figured I’d start with Paper Towns, seems harmless enough.
A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?
A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin. I know it’s a book series, but when you hail from a family of Book Enthusiasts at best (Book Snobs at worst), you tend to get a lot of “The Books were better than the Movie/Movies/TV Show”. Winter has been coming for 16 years apparently. But it’s such a huge, long and bloody series and I’m just not quiet ready to make that kind of commitment
A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley. I went to a Melbourne Writer’s Festival Workshop Event and Cath Crowley was one of the authors hosting the events, she seemed approachable and told funny stories about what happened when she was researching graffiti art in Melbourne, so I’ve meant to read this book for a while.
How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?
There are 38 books on my Goodreads To-Read Shelf
Other Miscellaneous Announcements
I am now a Book Depository affiliate and I also wrote an article for the Victoria University Melbourne Writer’s Festival Blog, My article is A Romantic Career, but please do go check out the other articles available, there’s some good stuff available.