TBR Tag!

As we have recently made our own TBR jars, what better time could there possibly be to do this tag?


Question 1: Is your TBR mainly physical books or e-books?

Our TBRs are mainly physical books as we have over 100 printed books that we are yet to read. Although we do also own a lot of ebooks they are mainly free downloads.


Question 2: What book has been on your TBR for the longest amount of time?

S: While I don’t know for certain I have shamefully owned ‘A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing’ and ‘A Farewell To Arms’ for years and have yet to read either. Hopefully this will change soon!

D: The book which still remains on my TBR is ‘The Resurrectionist’ by James Bradley. I bought this originally as a gift for my Dissertation tutor due to the fact that its plot was very similar to the subject of my project. However I did not get to see my tutor when i had the book available and therefore i decided to read it myself and forward him a copy if it was any good of course.


Question 3: What is the last book you added to your TBR?

S: Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally, I’ve been meaning to read it since I watched the movie.

D: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick, I have wanted to read this ever since I learnt of the new series on Amazon, me and Sophie started watching it and it was brilliant. I also love a good Dystopia and this one is very intriguing.


Question 4: Is there a book you added to your TBR based solely on the front cover?

S: Nope

D: The Revenant by Michael Punke – I am ashamed to say that the reason for intrigue in this book is not for the book cover (unless its the movie adaptation cover) as it is the movie poster/advert that makes me want to read this novel.


Question 5: Is there a book on your TBR you will never read?

S: I often own books for years before I read them but I do read them. I don’t own a single book I would never read. I just get in specific moods which sway me to specific genres and sometimes it takes an age to find motivation to read particular books.

D: I hope not, as if I fail to read some books that are currently on my TBR I will also fail to complete the reading challenge set by Sophie, my sister Sam and Sophie’s sister Christie. A crime punishable by death (ridicule)


Question 6: Is there an unpublished book on your TBR that you are excited for?

S: The next instalment in George R R Martin’s epic ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series.

D: At the moment, no. Otherwise I would agree with Sophie, however I have only read the first instalment of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ and am therefore not as excited about it as Sophie.


Question 7: Is there a book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?

S: 1984 by George Orwell, Danny is always urging me to read it and it is one of the books he has chosen for me to read as part of our newly annual reading challenge. I suspect it’s the political theme that I find intimidating.

D: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, I have been recommended this by almost every fellow bibliophile and is one of my most anticipated reads this year. I have seen the movie and thought it was brilliant, I hope I am not disappointed with the book.


Question 8: Name a book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you.

S: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, the bookstagram community speaks very highly of this novel and it is also part of my annual reading challenge.

D: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, Sophie recommended this to me first of all and quite overwhelmingly everyone in my bookstagram community also recommended.


Question 9: Name a book on your TBR that you are dying to read

S: Right now it is strangely the follow up to Outlander though I am yet to buy it. I read Outlander last summer and really enjoyed it, maybe I associate it with the happy place I was in when I read it. I also want to watch the TV show and cannot let myself do so before reading the rest of the series.

D: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, I love Science Fiction and the prospect of this novel really excites me, I kind of wish I hadn’t created a TBR Jar for this year so that I could choose this next. I just hope fate treats me well.


Question 10: How many books are in your Goodreads TBR shelf?

S: Currently 216 though this is nowhere near the number of books on my book depository wishlist.

D: 165 – The amount of books on my TBR shelf keeps growing however.



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