Musings From A Bookmammal

Book Blogger Hop–Do You Think You’ll Ever Reach The End?


book blogger hop

This weekly meme is hosted over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, and you can join the fun by clicking on the icon above! Each week a new bookish question is posted. This week’s question is:

Do you think you’ll ever read every book on your TBR list?

stack of booksMy short answer is—NO, and I hope I never will!

Having a long TBR list means having a long list of choices. My reading tastes are continually changing—what I decide to read might depend on my mood, what I’ve just read, the books my friends and blogging buddies are talking/posting about, and what may be going on in my life at any given time. I read a lot of different genres—both fiction and nonfiction. My bookcases at home look as though they contain books belonging to at least five different people. Having a lengthy TBR list assures me that I have a title ready to go to meet any mood or need I may have when I finish a book.

I used to keep my TBR list in a handwritten notebook, as well as on scraps of paper in my purse, on my desk, in my car, etc. After all, you never know when you’ll hear about a book that you just have to read! Now that I’ve finally set up my Goodreads account, I’m amazed at how easy it is to just keep on adding TBR titles (that scanning feature is awesome!).

And although I do sometimes get frustrated that my TBR list keeps getting longer and longer, I ultimately think that it’s a great problem to have! I usually have at least at least two books going at a time—and I start to feel a bit nervous when I’m coming to the end of a book and I don’t have another one immediately in mind. That’s when my ever-growing TBR list comes in—and reaching the end of my TBR list would mean that I’d have nothing to move on to once my current book was finished—and that just won’t do!

How about you? How do you keep track of your TBR list? Do you think you’ll ever reach the end? Please share!

Author: bookmammal

I love books, reading, writing, cooking, eating, reading while eating, and sharing thoughts about all of the above–plus a bit more! I usually post about topics relating to books and literacy during the week, and then participate in a variety of non-bookish memes on the weekend. Please feel free to join in! Some random things about me– –I have multiple bookshelves in every room of my home except the bathroom. They’re all filled to bursting. They help to make my house my home. –I have two cats who I love dearly, but who I definitely do NOT dress in human clothing. Ever. –I’ve never had a cavity. –I make a mean spaghetti sauce. –I’m a newcomer to yoga and I love it. –My day is not complete without a little chocolate.

12 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop–Do You Think You’ll Ever Reach The End?

  1. I love your answer! I don’t think not having anything on my TBR will ever happen.
    Here’s my answer
    Happy Hopping!

  2. It won’t happen for any of us. I think they would have to stop writing books for that to happen

  3. You have a really great take on this – I love your response! I hadn’t thought about it this way, but you’re right – a big pile just means I have lots and lots of choices. I too will read anything that I think looks interesting, so I have a lot of random books on my shelves and it probably looks like the collection of several disparate people, ha ha! I keep track of books people recommend to me in a blog post at my book blog, but I don’t have a written list that keep track of (maybe I should start). The photo at the top of your blog is my dream library. Here’s my response:

    • I never used to keep track either–but I finally got on Goodreads and it makes it SO easy to keep track of what you want to read and what you’ve read (I know–I’m the last person on earth to figure this out!). I was so jealous of all the bloggers who were posted their Best of 2013 book lists earlier this month–and I had no idea of how I would even compile such a list. Now, hopefully I’ll be able to join in next year!

  4. Ugh, typos – that penultimate sentence should read, “I don’t have a written list that I use to keep track of my TBR books (maybe I should start).”

  5. Unfortunately, my TBR includes many, many books that are waiting on my Nook. 🙂 I need to stop buying.

  6. Wow I’ve never ever had to write down books on physical paper, because goodreads has always been around for me. Well, when I was younger, I used to go to the bookstore and take pictures with my basic phone of the covers of the books I wanted to read. But other than that, I never kept a list

  7. My actual tbr list is not that long, but since new books are released constantly, I don’t think I’ll ever run out of books to read – and I think that’s a good thing 🙂 And I use Goodreads to keep track of my tbr/wishlist.

    • I really like Goodreads as a central place to keep track of TBRs–I feel much more organized since I’ve finally set up my account. However, Goodreads is one of the reasons that my TBR list will never be empty!

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