Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB that asks you to muse about one of several “bookish” questions… or, you can just ramble on about anything you like that pertains to books! You can join in by clicking the graphic above. Go ahead–it’s fun!
Here’s my musing for this week–
I’ve been coming across so many great book recommendations lately that my TBR list on Goodreads is growing at a furious pace (blogging buddies—this is mainly YOUR fault! 🙂 ), and this has caused me to think about what TBR lists mean to different people.
Some readers view their TBRs as a sort of race—and their goal is to get to the finish line by eventually reading every title. And other readers view TBRs purely as an organizational tool—simply as a central place to keep track of the books they want to read, but with no real hope or plan to ever reach the end.
I’m definitely in the latter category. I don’t view my TBR as any sort of commitment, and I’m quite certain I will NEVER end up with an empty TBR list! Right now I’ve got 234 books on my Goodreads TBR list. About 50 of those are actual physical books sitting in a couple of rather hazardous stacks in a corner of my bedroom, and I’ve got another dozen or so waiting for me on my kindle. My TBR list is pretty flexible—I’ll periodically go through it and remove books that no longer appeal to me. I figure that one of the rights of this reader is the right to change my mind! If I see or hear of a book that I find interesting, I go ahead and add it to my list—because I know if I don’t, I’ll forget about it—but I know that I can always take it off if I later decide that it probably just isn’t my cup of proverbial tea anymore. I do informally try to make it a point to read a couple of TBR books that I own every month, but I can’t see myself ever entering into any sort of a challenge where I only read TBRs without adding anything new to the list.
How about you? How do you view your TBR list? How do you keep track of your TBRs? Please share—I’d love to hear about it!