My TBR on Goodreads is actually of books I have bought, received for review or are giveaway prizes.
They're next on my reading list. I only have 25 books in this list, these books are the ones I'm going to read for the current MONTH. It's not every book that I have bought or have gotten for review.
As the list gets lesser, I add more books in. I remember when I first started on Goodreads, I had over 2000 books added to my TBR - I realized, I'm not going to actually ever read those 2000 books, I usually read about 250-300 books per year so it would have taken me about EIGHT years to finish them all, not to mention there are even more books that are releasing as well.
I'll probably read only about 300ish.. So, I decided to take control, delete some books, and make my shelf short and sweet. I actually added another TBR-future reads shelf if I have time, those are books I WANT to read. As of right now, it has about 400 books. I try to keep it under 400, so it's not as overwhelming.
It was time consuming to delete and switch the books around, but it was so worth it.
Here are the books on my TBR.
The Silver Witch by Paula Brackston: I won this book in a giveaway, the cover is stunning.
5 to 1 by Holly Bodger: I received this book for review, it's a dystopian novel about marriage. I love the henna covered hands, and it's a cross cultural novel.
The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark: I won this book in a giveaway, it sounds like a cute contemporary romance. I love boy next door romance novels so let's see.
Hold Me Like A Breath by Tiffany Schmidth: I received this book for review, I actually want to read this one solely on that beautiful cover. It's a fantasy novel.
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin: I have bought the physical copy for quite some time now, it has been recommended me to me a by a friend. The premise and the romance of rich girl(she is actually a young girl) and poor man sounds intriguing. The movie cover is beautiful.
Black Iris by Leah Raeder: I have received this book for review, I didn't like Unteachable that much, but I do love the author's writing style so I'm giving her another chance.
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins: I've bought an ebook. I've read the previous two books in the Anna and The French Kiss series which I quite disliked - I did like Lola's book better than Anna's though. I don't know why I'm bothering with the third and final installment of the series. I just want to see why EVERYONE seems to like this series and I don't. I like giving more than one consideration to the author so let's see.. In this case, this is the third consideration, If it fails I will never read this author again. I'm really hoping this one might change my mind about the author once and for all.
What about you guys? What are some books in your TBR?
Do you feel overwhelmed by the number of books in your TBR list as well?