The TBR Book Tag | Tag

The TBR Book Tag!

Hello bookworms and welcome back to Josie’s Book Corner! I was tagged by the lovely Ashley @ Dear World and Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts to do the TBR Book Tag. As a book blogger, my TBR is a big, and ever-growing part of my life. I’m constantly adding new books to my TBR every single day. 
I’ve got quite a few questions to answer, so shall we get started?

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

Goodreads. Thank the Lord for it, for without it, I’d be missing out on a ton of books. Since I tend to have my phone on hand at almost all times (see the generation we live in?), if I find a book that I would like to add to my TBR, I simply open the Goodreads app and add it to my list! However, if my phone is not on hand, I write in my notebook or on pieces of paper (this also happens when I’m lazy).

Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?

Ummmmm. Well, most of the books on my TBR are on Goodreads. But if this question is referring to books on my TBR that I OWN, well, that’s a different story. I think I have an equal amount of physical and e-books that I need to read at the moment. 

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

I go with whatever I feel like reading. Usually it ends up being the book I am dying to read, or a book I need to read for review from Netgalley or other. 

A book that’s been on your TBR list the longest?


To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee! It’s been on my TBR since 2008. How embarrassing, especially coupled with the fact that I own the book now and have for a few months and STILL have not picked it up. Woops.

A book you recently added to your TBR?


Drowning Is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley. I just added this book today in fact! Not only does it have a gorgeous cover, it sounds like a really unique contemporary novel. It’s a road trip-type novel in which, after an incident between the main character’s best friend and father, four friends become on the run from the police. Sounds pretty great, right?! And the average rating is 4 stars!

A book on your TBR strictly because of it’s beautiful cover?


Okay, so to be honest, almost all the books on my TBR are simply there because of their covers. I’m huge for judging books by their cover – I’m sorry but its true, so publishers, if you are reading this, take this into consideration! The Ghosts Of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick is definitely one of them. I have no idea what it is about, but I added it because of the cover. 

A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?


The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Honestly, I don’t think I will ever get around to it. I own it, but to be blunt, I won’t read it. Unless I’m totally bored with no other options of books to read.

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?13612962

Okay, now I could say Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas and begin my intense fangirling for this series, but I wont. Instead I’ll present to you another unpublished book which I am equally anticipating. That book is The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. Geez, look at that epic cover! This is the second book in the Magisterium series.

A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?


Cinder by Marissa Meyer. EVERYONE has read this except for me *sob sob*. I need to read it desperately, so hopefully, I will read it soon. Have any of you bookworms NOT read Cinder or the Lunar Chronicles series? I need to know I’m not alone!

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?


Harry Potter. I have not read this, and every time I mention it, you all jump on me and tell me to read it. And I promise I will! An honorable mention would be the Percy Jackson series.

A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?


TOO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM. I simply cannot pick one book that I’m dying to read, because there are many……. Okay maybe I can. I am aching to read Unravel Me and Clockwork Prince, two second books in a series. After reading the first books in each of these series, I’ve been dying to continue. 

How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

430. Enough to last me a lifetime. 


60 responses to “The TBR Book Tag | Tag”

  1. Ooh, this seems like a cool tag! I think I might have to try it out sometime. 🙂 The Ghosts of Heaven has such a gorgeous cover, oh my gosh! I definitely will be adding it to my TBR. 😀 And I can’t wait ’till you read Unravel Me, Harry Potter and Cinder! ❤ All such amazing books.

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  2. What a feast of a post, Josie. You’ve outdone yourself. I enjoyed every bit of it, especially the honesty — like admitting you’ve had a book on your TBR for, what is it, seven years now? 😀 And 53 comments already?!

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  3. You’re not alone 🙂
    I have not read Cinder either, nor Unravel Me, and to be frank I don’t plan to in the near future. Too many books in my hands waiting to be read. I don’t plan on making new purchases any time soon.

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    • I’m glad I’m not alone! Hey, would you be interested in joining a read along for Cinder in October? I’m thinking about organizing it! 😄
      Aw, I know how you feel. I have a ton of books that need to be read especially for review purposes! I’m actually planning on buying two books today.. Hehe I can’t resist 😉❤

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      • Sorry, not going to buy it 😦
        I would love to do a buddy read with you, though. We will be starting Bird Box on monday at Book Lair (GR group), feel free to join us!

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  4. I LOVE using Goodreads to manage my TBR! It’s so addicting, yet useful at the same time. There are a few books that are on my bookshelf that I am ashamed to have not read yet, as well. I blame book blogging 🙂

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  5. 430 is definitely enough but we all know it will keep going up! 😉

    That cover for The Ghosts of Heaven is absolutely gorgeous. I would solely read it just based on the cover alone. Oh and I can’t wait for you to read Unravel Me. Warner, Warner! HAHA

    Hopefully you will get a chance to read Harry Potter soon as well. 🙂

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    • Oh yes it is definitely continuing to grow!
      It is isn’t it? Hopefully I get to pick it up soon.
      Eep, Warner! 😍 I can’t wait to read more of him… 💖
      Yes I’ll make the effort to pick them up as soon as possible!
      xoxo 💋

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  6. I bow to your 430 TBR list on Goodreads. Mine is only 85, but that’s because it contains books I want to own, but don’t. I have a separate pile of TBRs in physical form that I haven’t made a list for. I’m in awe! Go you!

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  7. I couldn’t live without Goodreads either, haha, it’s such a life-saver! I’m impressed by the amount of books on your TBR, though! That’s so amazing! 🙂 I can’t wait for you to read Unravel Me…it was as breathtaking as the other books in this series! 🙂

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  8. Goodreads is such an amazing thing, haha. I am constantly picking my phone up scrolling through it adding books to my shelves.
    I have not read Cinder either! We really need to get to reading it! haha. 🙂

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  9. Choosing between print books and e-books now gives me a hard time because I prefer reading with my Kindle since it has its own light. Also, I noticed I read way faster on a Kindle. I’m the same with how I choose which book to read next. It has to be the book I’m like DYING to read. I don’t use my GR to keep track of my tbr pile though. Usually, my “want to read” shelf consists of the books I want to buy.

    I really despised The Great Gatsby. It was the most boring classic I’ve ever read in my life so I’m glad you’re skipping it hahaha. But please read Percy Jackson and Harry Potter soon! They’re sooo good 🙂 I ended up binge reading the PJ series this summer because the characters and plot were so intriguing.

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    • Thank you for your lovely comment! I think I read a little faster on my Kindle too. And yeah, pretty much my GR is used for that too! Since I don’t own the 400+ books on my GF shelf 😉
      Oh wow! Well that makes me feel better about not reading it for sure. I will definitely pick up Harry Potter and Percy Jackson soon! When I graduate and I have my summer holidays in a few months I will commit to it!
      xoxo 💖


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