Today’s discussion is going to be something that I don’t think I’ve discussed before, my current Goodreads TBR. My current Goodreads TBR is low, and by low I mean it’s around 100 books give or take. A few of the books on my TBR don’t even have titles, covers or release dates yet. The reason why my TBR is so low is that I have stopped adding books to my TBR just for the sake of adding books to my TBR. I REFUSE to add books unless I have a genuine interest in reading them. I have also started to read more of what I want to read and I have stopped reading books just because everyone else in the community is reading them, which has made me a much happier reader. Another reason why my TBR is so low is that right now there aren’t too many new releases that I’m really excited for and the ones that I’m looking forward to reading have already been added, some of them I even forgot to add, and recently added them. I am also not ashamed to say that there are certain authors that I won’t read at all, and it’s just my personal preference to not read those authors. I also think that my reading tastes have changed and I’m becoming more particular about what I read.
How do you have books on your TBR without titles? That would make me (personally) soooo nervous — I need to know everything about a book before settling on if I want to read it or not. I’m guessing maybe an author you really like has something else coming out?
I only have around a dozen books on my TBR. I only add books I know I’ll read (and even then I still drop some off. And I don’t keep it up to date a lot. I’m terrible with Goodreads, haha.
Yeah, the books that don’t have titles are from V.E. Schwab’s trilogy that’s set in the same universe as The Shades of Magic Trilogy, some of the characters from Shades of Magic are going to be in the new trilogy.
That makes sense! I heard good things about the Shades of Magic trilogy. I didn’t know that Schwab was continuing with it.
I’m interested to read the new Threads of Power trilogy when it is published, I loved the Shades of Magic Trilogy.
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I am having the same problem. I tried to limit my amount on my TBR shelf to 100, and in order to add a new book I had to either read one or remove one. That worked for quite some time, but I have recently had to increase the amount to 150. I wouldn’t say I add books just to add books, but whenever I see a book that I genuinely feel that I am interested in reading I will add it just to remember it. My interests might have changed quite a bit since I adde the oldest ones though so I might have to go through the whole list and remove those that I am no longer interested in!
Nowhere in my post did I say anything about having a problem, nor did I say anything about putting limits on myself.
I’ve mostly stopped adding books to my Goodreads TBR, too. I have a tab in my Reading Log spreadsheet where I put books I want to read, and that keeps me, for whatever reason, from adding for the sake of adding.
I haven’t stopped using Goodreads.
That totally makes sense. Who cares about the hype? Reading is fun don’t make it a chore just to fit it. I often read books late just because I hate waiting years in between books anyway lol
Yeah, I’m not a fan of waiting years between books either. I think one year is reasonable to wait for books, especially if they’re part of a series.