The To Be Read Tag

It’s no secret that I LOVE tags, whether or not I am actually chosen to participate in completing them! This time, however, I was ACTUALLY tagged by Sarah from Book Hooked Nook to fill out the To Be Read Tag!

How I Keep Track of My TBR Pile:

I really don’t keep track – officially! I do have a ginormous Goodreads TBR shelf, but it’s mostly for EVERYTHING that looks or sounds interesting, plus, I always add books I may want to get notifications about if there are giveaways for them. 

I stick entire series on the GR shelf, even if I haven’t read the first installment and have no clue whether or not I’ll even like it! So, that particular TBR list is pretty much a catch-all.

Mainly, I know what’s on my TBR by just browsing my Kindle, my library e-books, and my closet – which is filled with books I own. I’m better at keeping a TBR when I’m dedicated to fulfilling a reading challenge!

Is My TBR Mostly Print or E-books:

I’d say it’s about equal parts print and e-books. For instance, I’m obsessed with haunting the e-collection belonging to my local library, where I typically use up the maximum amount of holds I can. As for my print books, I own them all – I’m too lazy to actually cross the street to get to the physical library! 😀

How I Determine Which Book From My TBR to Read Next:

I’m a serious mood reader, so I read just whatever I feel like most of the time. However, if I’m participating in a reading challenge, I’m more likely to go for whatever is in my challenge lineup. Even then I’m a mood reader – typically – especially if I have a list of books that I can read in any order I choose.

A Book That Has Been on My TBR the Longest:

It’s tough for me to nail down an exact book that’s been on my TBR seemingly forever, but I’m sure it’s a classic, as I have dreams of reading them ALL – one of these days! I have wanted to read Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson for a LONG time!

A Book That I Recently Added to My TBR:

Probably the most recent book I’ve added to my list is Marissa Meyer’s Wires and Nerve, Vol. 1. I really don’t know what took me so long to add this title to my TBR, as I’m obsessed with graphic novels – better late than never!

A Book on My TBR Strictly Because it Has a Beautiful Cover:

I love the cover for I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson! It’s so striking and just plain gorgeous! While I do plan to read it at some point, it’s not high on my TBR list.

A Book on My TBR That I Never Plan on Actually Reading:

Molly Jong-Fast’s novel, Normal Girl, has been on my list for absolute ages, but I doubt I’ll read it. I bought it because of its precious hot pink cover, but I’ve noticed that reviews for it aren’t very promising, so I probably won’t go there, although it looks cute in my little library!

An Unpublished Book on My TBR That I’m Excited for:

I’ve written about Dan Brown’s upcoming fifth Robert Langdon novel, Origin, quite a few times, but it’s totally the yet-to-be-published book I’m dying to get my eyes on the most!

A Book on My TBR That Everyone Has Read but Me:

The answer to this one has got to be Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I’ve basically got the entire series on my Kindle, I just haven’t gone there – yet. This will more than likely change soon, as I’ve got it scheduled for the Make Me Read It read-a-thon coming up in August!

A Book on My TBR That Everyone Recommends to Me:

For this one, it’s a toss-up between When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon and The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I’m number one million for each on the library holds list, so it’ll be a bit before I get to them, but I certainly will one of these days!

A Book on My TBR That I’m Dying to Read:

I’m about to explode to read Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco! It’s also on my Make Me Read It read-a-thon list for next month, so hopefully, I’ll get to it then!

The Number of Books on My TBR:

According to my Goodreads TBR shelf, I have a grand total of 745 books to read! LOL! I don’t think it’s humanly possible to read that many books in a lifetime, especially since I’m constantly adding to my list! I pretty much want to read ALL THE BOOKS!

Love, Maggie


  1. Lori

    *gasps* I can’t believe you would never resd ‘Give you the Sun’ I’ve been wanting to read it! I really like this post love!💓 Everyone has been requesting ‘The Hate U Give’ to me too! Lol.

    29 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie

      Nope! Never read I Will Give You the Sun! I will one of these days though – which is what I say about pretty much every book there is! LOL! I’m still on hold at the library for THUG; I’m, like, number 8 million on the waiting list! 😀

      29 . 07 . 2017
  2. Rachel

    I went through and deleted all my old goodreads tbr that I didn’t know anymore so it’s so empty now lol…
    Also I love throne of glass series so I hope you do too!

    29 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie

      You, know, I’m going to go through mine now, at least a little bit! My babies are asleep, so it’s a good time! 😀 I’m excited about Throne of Glass! From the looks of my Make Me Read It poll, I’ll be reading it next month!

      29 . 07 . 2017
  3. Cassie's Library

    745 books? *coughs* Maybe it is time for someone to go through that list and see what ones you actually want to read and which ones you have moved past? Not saying you can’t have that massive of a TBR pile, but jeeze that would eventually overwhelm me! Getting ready to work on my TBR tag as well. The Hate U Give will probably win the same honor as everyone is like “READ THIS NOW” and then proceeds to hit me with the book (okay maybe I am exaggerating, but seems like it).

    29 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie

      I know what you mean about THUG! I’m haunted by it everywhere and, like you, I keep being told that I MUST READ it! LOL! Yeah, my TBR is totally out of control! I keep going to pare it down, then I get so overwhelmed! 😀

      29 . 07 . 2017
  4. Kris

    Ok you live across the street from a library?!?! Sooooo jealous! I’m such a mood reader too so bad lol

    29 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie

      Yes! My neighborhood is directly across the street – I could totally walk there! Maybe one day! LOL!

      29 . 07 . 2017

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