1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
The shelf at Goodreads works for me. Before that, it was never really official, just the bookcases, boxes and piles of books that happened to be on hand.
2. Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?
Definitely print, probably 95% or more.
3. How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
For me, it is largely determined by group reads, so it’s whatever is next on the schedule. For non-group reads, it depends on my mood.
4. A book that’s been on your TBR list the longest.
I have a number of books that have made it through two moves and absolutely no idea which I’ve had the longest. I have had all the traveling books at least ten years. A couple of them that I haven’t gotten around to reading yet are I Am Not Spock by Leonard Nimoy and A Scots Quair (Sunset Song, Cloud Howe, Grey Granite) by Lewis Grassic Gibbon.
5. A book you recently added to your TBR.
George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
6. A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover.
None. I will however mention that I was freaked out one night by the cover of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. It glows in the dark!
7. A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading.
None really, although I do have Curse of Al Capone’s Gold by Mike Thompson which was passed on to me and will probably end up being given away unread.
8. An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for.
I don’t bother placing unpublished books on my TBR list, but am always excited for the upcoming book in most of the mystery series I follow.
9. A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you.
My guess is one or more of the following:
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
10. A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you.
Various readers recommend in different genres. One with several recommendations is In the Woods by Tana French, both for itself and as the first in the Dublin Murder Squad series.
11. A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read.
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
12. How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?
Finally, a no-brainer! 194.
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