[Book Tags #5] The TBR Book Tag

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Not too long ago, Jenna of Reading with Jenna tagged me to do 2 book tags for my blog. She basically combined the How I Read Tag with the TBR Book Tag but I, personally, wanted to separate it and create two posts out of one tagging. Thank you for tagging me, Jenna! You are wonderful! (Check out her post here. Also, I already posted my entry for the How I Read Book Tag here.)

So, basically, just like most of the tags I am tagged to do, there are some questions for me to answer. Read on for my answers to the TBR Book Tag.

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

To be honest, I don’t keep track of it. However, with my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal of 50 to-read books this 2015, I am looking at reading one book per week. As of now, I am 5 books ahead of schedule. In a month, I can read 4-6 books, depending on the light or heavy congestion of my schedule.

Is your TBR mostly on Print or eBook?

I love the feeling of reading a physical copy of a book. I love it’s intangibility and I enjoy my reading experience more when I am able to physically turn a page from a book. With that said, I am proud to say that my TBR is mostly on print. I have a total of 83 books in my TBR pile.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

It depends actually. If I just finished reading a highly romantic contemporary, my next read has to be a fantasy or an action-packed novel. This is to ensure that I don’t get tired or too comfortable and adjusted to a single genre, and to keep my interest at bay. Sometimes, though, my next read depends on my mood and preference. There are days when I just wake up and tell myself: “I want to read an inspirational book today.” and such. That’s why I don’t have a specific list to follow.

A book that has been on your TBR the longest.

Golden Son by Pierce Brown. I’ve had this book for months now, but since I know that the final book in the Red Rising series will be out on January 2016, which is a mere 3 month count from now, I decided to put my reading of this series to a stop until I have Morning Star in my possession.

A book that you recently added to your TBR.


Winger by Andrew Smith. With the hype surrounding the sequel to this book, Stand-off, my curiosity was tingled and I had to buy and enlist this one as part of my TBR. I actually haven’t heard of this until I saw it on a post by Justine over his blog. (Check it here.)

A book that’s on your TBR strictly because of the cover.


99 Days by Katie Cotugno. When I first saw this book,. I fell deeply in love with the cover. It’s concept is cute and utterly attractive. Also, I am an Instax Photo Enthusiast and upon seeing this, I knew I had to have it. And at the time, I knew that it was imperative to buy it because the #KMRinPH was fast approaching. I love Katie Cotugno. I just do.

A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading.


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I planned on reading this again when I’m no longer congested, unlike the first time I did, but now, looking back at the reading experience I endured as I read this for the first time, the odds aren’t looking good for this book. I really hate this one.

An unpublished book on your TBR that you are excited for.


Future Perfect by Jen Larsen. Just to give a different answer to this common question. I like the concept of this book because I know it’s about empowerment, insecurity, and a lot more. I love reading these kinds of books, thus, it’s place in my TBR.

A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you.


The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. I know, I know. I live under a rock. I haven’t got the chance to binge read these yet, but now that I have my own copies, I will once I have the time. I assure everyone that I will read TMI soon, and you guys will be the first to know what I think.

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you.


Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick. It was after Matthew Quick’s Manila Signing Event that my friends recommended this book to me. It tackles mental illness, suicide, and other different social issues. I love the concept of this book and I can’t wait to read it just the same.

A book on your TBR that you are dying to read.


Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy. When I first drafted this post, I thought I was going to publish this before my book review. But seeing now, that I’ve already posted my review of this (which you may read here), let me tell you how much I loved this instead. It’s easily one of the best books I’ve read so far this 2015 and I can’t wait for all of you to meet Willowdean Dickson!

How many books are on your Goodreads TBR?

The number of books on my Goodreads TBR is less than my legit original TBR. I have 68 on my Goodreads TBR, while I have 174 in real life. Funny, I know. Haha! Wish me luck, okay?

There you have it. One thing you probably discovered upon reading this post is that I am extremely disorganized in following my TBR pile. It’s just that there’s tons of books I want to read, and there’s just insufficient time. You know that. 😦 But anyway, I would love to hear from others, and so, I am tagging a few people to do this TBR tag.

Have fun, you guys!


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