Book reviews & writing tips from a wannabe YA writer
A couple weeks ago, one of my Goodreads kindred spirits said she’d like to see my TBR list. And suddenly my skin felt a little clammy.
Because I don’t want anyone to see my TBR list. It’s sort of…big. Minus the “sort of.” I’ve been adding books to it since 2003, but books don’t come off at anywhere near the rate they go on.
How big? 555 books, to be exact. At my current rate of reading, it would take me over 5 years just to read what’s currently on my list, which doesn’t even take into account all the new books coming out in that timeframe that I’ll want to read.
I bet this sounds familiar. Maybe your TBR list/pile/albatross has a physical presence on your bookshelves. Sure, I’ve figured out some tricks to help me resist the urge to buy books, so my list is virtual. But no less overwhelming.
I never want to pick a title off my list because I know I’ll never get through it all anytime soon. If I read a good review, I add the title to my library hold list. Unless my hold list is already maxed out. Then the title goes on my TBR list, and it’s never going to get out of that list alive.
What would you recommend as my next steps for whittling down my list to something more manageable?
I’d like to get my list into shape so I can convert it from my Google Docs spreadsheet to a Goodreads and/or LibraryThing list. But in the meantime, at least I can show some pretty charts from the spreadsheet.