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Friday, October 7, 2011

TGIF over at GReads!

The awesomeness that is Ginger (or G, as I like to call her) over at GReads! has created a great meme that is tons of fun. Each Friday, she poses a question for anyone to answer. Go check her out and join in!

This Friday's Question:

To Be Read:

How big is your TBR pile?
Which book keeps getting pushed
down the stack, but you keep
meaning to read it?

Thanks for putting us all on the spot, G! haha.

But seriously, if you're a book lover (I suppose if you're reading this you most likely are, which is awesome!) then you know all about the ever-rising TBR pile. If you're not a book lover, TBR means To Be Read (and also...why don't you love books? I mean look at them, they're so pretty and smell great and have awesome adventures and romance and horror and angst inside!). And I'm sure that like each of you it's insanely ridiculous how many books you have yet to read.

Currently my TBR list on Goodreads is 361.

Come on, if I read a book a day it would take me more than a year to finish it. Oy. I mean, my TBR pile is so tall I had to install one of those flashing lights to warn aircraft. Yeah, it's massive.

And I'm also sure that like most of you, books do tend to get moved down the list (and to be fair, some get bumped up the list, right?) from time to time. I know that when I discovered The Hunger Games I had to move several books down the list, because I just had to read the next two books immediately. And that has happened countless times over the years.

So I don't know if I can pinpoint one book that keeps getting bumped down to the bottom of the pile, studiously working its way back to the top only to be bumped down again (that sounds like Book Abuse, which should totally be illegal--but I'm so glad it's not because I'd be in jail). One that comes to mind right now is Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, which I've had for a while now but I just haven't brought it out to read. I'm not sure why, since so many people rave about how great it is. But alas, I haven't read it.

And judging by some great books I've discovered lately that seem to have jumped right to the top of the pile, it may be a while before I actually do!*

*my apologies to Anna, Etienne and Stephanie, who I'm sure are all great.


  1. Dude! I gave you that book! Read it!! haha :P

  2. G! I know, I'm so horrible! I promise I'm gonna read it...I promise! :)

  3. Wow, my TBR is tiny compared to yours. Makes me feel kind of bad for not getting through it faster. lol

  4. Um, I currently have 481 books on my TBR list; 204 of which is YA. My physical TBR pile is a much more manageable five, though I just organised my YA bookmarks into genres yesterday, so I can start making some headway with that after I read Looking for Alaska. I keep meaning to start Patrick Rothfuss's Wise Man's Fear, it's on the physical pile, but I end up reading shorter books even though I know I'll probably like them less.

  5. JAIME! Read ANNA! I just read it last month after putting it off for a year and proceeded to kick myself HARD for ignoring it. And then add LOLA to your TBR pile. :)