Does anyone else feel like their TBR pile just gets larger, and larger, but isn’t sure they’ve even bought all of those books? (In the distance I hear the shouts of agreement). But whilst my husband gives me a roll of the eye at the huge pile amassing beside my bedside table, I thought I’d share with you all what is living there.
I feel you’d appreciate it more anyway.
I have three piles. Yes, three. There is logic to the madness, I promise.
Pile One lives beside my bed, these are usually the books I’m desperate to read next. Whenever next will be. Because they’re close to me when I go to bed, it motivates me to read them quicker.
Pile Two is the bottom shelf of my bookcase—or on the floor beside it. This pile is usually my ‘I’ll read soon pile‘. These books are usually recommended books or ones I purchased with lots of others. These have usually been trumped out by other books—or my mood.
Pile Three isn’t so much a pile as my TBR on Goodreads. That may or may not have been purchased. Often, I’ll go on a bulk buy session in either my local bookstore or online, and try and buy a chunk off there to motivate me to read. Some, just don’t make the buy-cut.
Because of this, the ones by bed aren’t the full list that appears on my Goodreads. Just in case you follow. And since I prefer reading physical copies over electronic (because I work with computers all day), I’m a little slower at clearing it.
The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams
Anything with ‘witch’ or ‘coven’ is added immediately to whatever basket I have—virtual or real. This was no different, and whilst I picked it up super excited, it was trumped by another book that week, yes you guessed it, a different witch book. Unfortunately because of my excitement for ‘These Witches Don’t Burn’ this book was dropped beside my bed. I am super excited to read it though.
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
After ripping my way through Solitaire, this book was ordered immediately and as soon as I freed it from it’s packaging it sat beside my bedside table. I love, love, love Alice Oseman’s writing (having read Solitaire and Heartstopper) so I am uber excited to read this. Unfortunately, due to a secret-project, I’ve not had chance to dive into this book yet.
They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
I’ve had this book recommended to me a few times, and while I’m told it’s beautiful—something I do not dispute—the title makes me think it’s going to make me sob, so it’s sat there a little longer than necessary. The cover for this is gorgeous, I should add, and for that reason I like seeing it next to me.
Havenfall by Sara Holland
I received this in a book box and upon emptying I placed it beside my bed. The premise is interesting, and the book box hasn’t led me wrong in terms of books in the past, so I’m very intrigued to see what plays out in the story. It’s quite a short book—on appearance—so it safely landed in the ‘read soon’ pile, which is the pile beside my bed.
Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
This has been everywhere, and because of that, I had to buy it with my food shopping. It’s had some good reviews from people I work with, so I’m itching to get into it, but I’m also dreading it incase I *whispers* hate it? I don’t like reading books that are currently topping the chart for this reason because no one—okay me—wants to be the person who hates the thing everyone loves. I went through it with Game of Thrones, and I’m not ready to live that nightmare just yet.
Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid
This book has jumped from my pile to the bedside table, and whilst I opened the first page last night, the dog demanded more attention and I’ve not yet peered at the words. Will it make the jump from TBR to read, we shall find out? But the premise—and the cover, like oh my god—have really intrigued me!
So, how many books do you have on your TBR and how many are in your ‘pile one‘ category?
Let me know below.