The TBR Book Tag!

The TBR Book Tag!


The TBR Book Tag!



The TBR Book Tag!

Hello everyone!

We were tagged by Avi from Panic At The Book Store for this awesome tag.

Thank you so much Avi!!!!

It’s Saturday morning, and I’m sitting here looking outside to a grey and overcast sky. It’s the perfect time to answer bookish questions. TJ took hers to the library. I must say, she beat me with the most perfect spot for ant book related tag.

Let’s get started: The TBR Book Tag!


How do you keep track on your TBR list?

Corina: I wanted to say that I mostly use Goodreads, but that’s not correct. I add new releases to my WANT TO READ shelf on GR but I don’t check it. Instead I go by the New Releases shelf on GR, it can be found under the BROWSE tap on the desktop version of Goodreads. Which I religiously check. Like daily. Or at least once a week. Nah, more like ever second day. I’m obsessed if you haven’t noticed.

But this shelf is not 100% fool proofed, to my annoyance. Some books never show up even though I’ve read the author. And because of that I unintentionally forget highly anticipated books because they aren’t listed. I rely on that stupid list, and GR could care less. That’s me –  GR addicted!!

70% of my tbr consist of highly anticipated new releases. 20% are ARCs, and 10% are hyped books and literary books I see on social media that I want to read.

Tijuana: I keep track of my ever growing TBR on Goodreads as well as a monthly calendar I use for the Blog.


Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?

Corina: My tbr is to 90% e-books. Sometimes I get galleys from publishers, but that’s a small percentage. Otherwise I prefer reading on my kindle, it’s easier holding it up for hours and it takes up less space in my purse. I listen to audiobooks as well. Some new releases I prefer on audiobook, those I’ll get from my library or Audible.

Tijuana: It’s mostly ebook. While I love paperbacks, a kindle is so much more convenient. YA and Fantasy are typically the only books I read in print. Most of the rest are ebooks.


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

Corina: I’m a total mood reader. I check my kindle for what is available, and I’ll also consider due dates for ARCs – but otherwise I go by mood. Audiobooks I need to read as they come from the library, but I’ve managed to let many audiobooks expire. That usually results in me requesting audiobooks again and again until I’m finally in the mood. The thing I had to learn about myself is that I can’t force myself to read a book if I’m not in the mood.

Tijuana: I’m fickle! I rearrange the books on my TBR all the time. If it’s not an ARC that has a firm due date, I read books as the mood hits me.


A book that has been on your TBR the longest.

Corina: Here are some of the books that have been on my Goodreads tbr the longest:

Doors of Stone (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #3) by Rothfuss, Patrick added May 09, 2012
Undying (Undeniable, #6) by Sheehan, Madeline added Oct 22, 2013
All Closed Off (Rusk University, #4) by Carmack, Cora added May 14, 2015
Paper Hearts (Hearts, #2) by Contreras, Claire added Aug 13, 2015
Hideaway (Devil’s Night, #2) by Douglas, Penelope added Feb 14, 2016

Tijuana: Probably The Alchemist by Paola Coelo. I’ve started and stopped reading it a couple times, but I’m determined to finish it.


A book that you recently added to your TBR list?

Overnight Sensation by Bowen, Sarina
Meet Cute by Hunting, Helena
Fireworks (True North, #6) by Bowen, Sarina

Tijuana: Tragic by Devney Perry and The Moon by Sierra Simone. Devney recently became a go to author for me. I’m really enjoying the Lark Cove series and looking forward to reading the next book. Sierra Simone is an automatic read for me. If she writes it, I’ll read it.


A book on your TBR list strictly because of its beautiful cover.

Corina: I’m such a picky reader, I don’t go by cover. I chose books by author, recommendation, hype and sometimes blurb.

Tijuana: So, so many! The most recent book I bought because of my cover whore tendencies was Lost Boy, by M. Robinson. Also, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugho. #NoShame


A book on your TBR that you never plan on actually reading.

Corina: The City of Mirrors (The Passage, #3) by Cronin, Justin

I read the first book, started the second but never got far and haven’t picked it up again. My gut tells me I’m not going to read the second book nor the third, and I’m ok with it.

I usually go through my tbr once a year and clean up. There are so many books that sounded great or I thought I would love to read them but then lost interest – that’s just how it is.

Tijuana: I recently cleaned up my TBR, So I think they’re all legit. We’ll see if I actually get to them.


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

Corina: Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2) by Rowell, Rainbow

I adored Carry On and can’t wait to read book 2. When I heard that there would be a book 2 I couldn’t keep the smile off my face. This is a book I’m really, really, really looking forward to. It’s maybe my MOST anticipated book of 2019.

Tijuana: Kingdom of Ash tops all my lists! Sarah J. Maas books are completely enthralling


A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you.

Corina: Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Cline, Ernest

This book has been taunting me ever since I bought the paperback. I tried the audiobook version before I bought the paperback, but the narrator didn’t work for me. But I haven’t picked it up yet and I’m not sure when I’ll be ready. Maybe the solution is to take it with me on a long flight with nothing else to do – lol.

Tijuana: Six of Crows comes to mind 😉 The TBR Book Tag!


A book on your TBR everyone recommends you.

Corina: The Law of Moses (The Law of Moses, #1) by Harmon, Amy

This book has been on my tbr since Nov 03, 2014 and I still haven’t picked it up. I have no idea why not, since I love the author.

Tijuana: Jewel E. Ann’s Look The Part. A few friends have recommended it. I have it, but just need to make time.


A book on your TBR you’re very excited to read.

Corina: Lethal White (Cormoran Strike, #4) by Galbraith, Robert

It just was released but it has been on my tbr since Sep 25, 2016. I’ll probably listen to it. I also just saw that the mini tv show about book 1 is available on Amazon – I want to see how the books adapt to TV.

I ship Comoran and Robin so bad, but I’m sure nothing is going to happen in book 4 either, since Robin just got married to Matt – thank you very much RG!!!!

Tijuana: Rewrite The Stars by Charleigh Rose and Pretty Reckless by LJ Shen. Both are huge favorites of mine. I add their books to my TBR without even seeing the covers or reading the blurb.


The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf.

Corina: I apparently have 253 books on my TBR shelf on GR. I’m guessing half of them are books that haven’t been released yet. Honestly I don’t give a hoot. I rarely look at it, I’m more worried about the physical books on my bookshelf that I haven’t read yet – lol. They  take up space and deplete my wallet – I need to get to those soon.

Tijuana: Too many! Absolutely, too fucking many.




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I’m a blogger, photographer, and unapologetic book addict. I love strong female characters, major jerks, and Happily Ever Afters.

5 thoughts on “The TBR Book Tag!

  1. Fun read! Excellent, ladies. And thanks for the Goodreads tip about new releases…did NOT know that feature was there, unreliable or not. And, I didn’t know the Cormoran Strike series was now on Amazon Prime. I’ve been waiting impatiently.

    1. I didn’t know about it either until I was on one of my GR rabbit hole adventures. I get sucked into GR so easily – lol. I believe it’s available on Amazon to be purchased for $2.99 an episode. There are only 3 episodes for book1, and two episodes for each following book, but the series is SO GOOD!!! I loved the actors immediately, and they have such a fantastic chemistry. Try it!!

    1. We haven’t done too many yet but it’s been fun, so I see more coming in the future. 😀 I think TJ has the Grishaverse on her tbr, she is still debating if she wants to jump into Six of Crow immediately or reading the trilogy first – choices!! I don’t know yet if I’ll go back and try to read Ready Player One – I don’t want to give it up just yet. It’s such a popular book, so I might give it another chance.

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