To Be Read piles – I think we all have them (and if you don’t, what’s your secret?!) and I’m curious to know how you manage yours. As I’ve mentioned before
and I’ll totally mention again I have over 400 books that I OWN that I need to read. And I’m constantly acquiring more, so that number isn’t likely to go down anytime soon.
I keep track of all the books I own and the ones I need to read on Librarything. What I’ve done is make myself a “priority TBR” – a little list written on a post-it that I keep in the cover of the little journal I log my reading progress in. It’s constantly changing based on review copies I might receive, recommendations from friends, new books I really want to get to, or old books that I’ve been thinking about for a while.
I went a little crazy on Netgalley recently, so I have quite a few e-books to read before they hit the shelves, plus some new and old purchases that I’m just dying to get to. But I might add items to this list at any time, or completely disregard what I have scheduled next. I’ve always been horrible at planning out what I’m going to read – I see people who post their TBR lists for each month, and even if they don’t complete their list, they usually seem to stick to it, order-wise. I’ve never been able to do that. I’ll change my mind at a moment’s notice when it comes to what I’ll read next.
Right now my little post-it has 24 titles on it, with room to spare. Now, I’m not giving myself any time limit, this is just the order I want to try to stick to. Wish me luck!
How do you TBR? Are you a list-maker like me? Do you keep it all in your head? Do you even try to plan anything out, and if so, do you usually stick to your plans?