I’m nearly at the end of my TBR (to-be-read) pile of books. I’m not sure when I started to build up a pile of books to read rather than just having the one I’m actually reading but once it begins, it’s hard to get the pile down – you might see a bargain you have to snap up or win a copy of a book and suddenly there’s ten or more to read. Usually I like having more than one to choose because there’s options depending on my mood or if I finish a book I have one ready to go but sometimes a pile can be off-putting – it feels like a to-do list you have to get through and you’ll see or hear about a new book and wish you could be reading that one instead. We always want what we can’t have after all :)
I think I’m going to try to stick to a happy medium when it comes to the pile in future – more than one but no more than five so I can still be excited to read the books I have and if a new one catches me eye, I won’t feel bad about buying it.
I have brought three so far for my new pile – one I have heard mentioned a lot over the years and I keep walking past it in the bookshop, thinking I really must read that and two newer books that have been talked about a lot online and look like my kind of thing.
Do you guys have a TBR pile, how big is it? How do you decide what to read next? Pictures if you have them!