TBR Tuesday – A New Feature!

TBR Tuesday

I have been recently inspired by Kristin Kraves Books and other blogs to highlight, and talk about my TBR with you guys. Other than my monthly wrap-ups, BOTM posts, Calendar Girls and an occasionally FIF, I don’t have any consistently posted content on this blog. I have been wracking my brain to think of something I can easily keep up with and have things to post about, and what I have decided to try requires the use of my TBR!

I know a lot of people on here stress about the size of their TBR. I know people who prefer to keep their TBR below 100. I am not one of those people. Actually, in reality, I add books CONSTANTLY to Goodreads. Currently I am sitting on a 458 count in “Want to Read.” For some that would be extremely daunting and overwhelming. For me though, it doesn’t always bother me (actually, what bothers me most is my physical TBR piles, but we’ll attack that later).

Anyway- the point of this weekly post will be my way of working through my TBR with all of you. Whether it is discussing books I recently added and why (like Kristin does here), or picking random books from the bottom of the list and figuring out if I still want to keep them, I am aiming to write about it every Tuesday for the foreseeable future.

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So for you I have today, a list of all the books I added to my TBR in October, and why they have been added. Without further ado, let’s get started!


I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends by Kelsey Miller

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I saw this reviewed on another blogger’s page (though it is escaping me who at the moment- update: I think I saw it here) and immediately fell in love. I mean it is no secret that I am a huge fan of the series Friends. I watch (and re-watch) the series over and over, always choosing it as my go to. That, plus the fact that I want to eventually trickle into the nonfiction side of book collecting, I can’t imagine this as something I won’t own. Actually, in fact, I convinced myself while writing this that I needed it, and it should be here next week!

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

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This was a pick for BOTM and I passed it up. I actually was super reluctant to read it but I saw an amazing review for it on Katie’s page and when she expressed how much she loved it, I knew I had to add it to my TBR. I don’t think I will buy it, but my library has a few copies that I am keeping my eye on. Maybe I will get to it next month.

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

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This was another one I almost passed up. I haven’t read many of Nicholas Spark’s newest books, but once upon a time, I read almost all of them. My best friend still enjoys his books and when I saw it as an option to add on to my BOTM for October, I decided to pick it simply because I can ship it off to my best friend when I am finished with it. Here’s to hoping for a quick, sappy read.

Winter in Paradise bu Elin Hilderbrand

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This was my BOTM choice for October. I read one of her books a summer or two ago and really enjoyed it. I haven’t read anything by her since, but I thought it would be fun to have a beach read ready to go for those cold days of winter that are due to sneak up on us shortly.

Dry by Neal Shusterman

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I haven’t actually read any of his books yet, but this one (and Scythe) really caught my eye. Sadly, I feel like the situation rising in this book is not far off from a future of our own. It might do me some good to read ahead…for research purposes of course.

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

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Again, back in the day, I read quite a bit of Jodi Picoult’s books. The Love Pact was one of my favorites of all time for a while. As I got to college, and fell out of reading, I lost touch with her writing. This is the first I have seen of her since my personal return to reading, and I am curious to see if my tastes have evolved past her writing or if I will enjoy it as much as I used to. Update: I entered a giveaway for a copy of this book and WON! I am planning on doing a little write up on in when it gets here, so keep an eye out for that!

If, Then by Kate Hope Day

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Truthfully, I didn’t exactly add this myself, it was automatically added to my TBR because I entered a giveaway for it on Goodreads. It may or may not stay on the list in the coming months. We’ll see. The giveaway was for and ARC of it, and it sounds fairly interesting though.

Don’t Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation About Mental Health edited by Kelly Jenson

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This one I have seen mentioned on a few other blogs, AND I entered a giveaway for it on Goodreads. Seems like a great little book to have that tackles an important topic. Either way, I think that I would like to own this at some point.

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

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Was it changed to just 7 deaths in the US? Did I already add this to my TBR? Who knows. All I know is that I have been seeing this everywhere, and that Hailey (from Hailey in Bookland on youtube- you can see her brief review of it on her Goodreads page here) really liked it, so naturally now I want to read it. In all seriousness though, it sounds pretty good, so why not?

Crush by Svetlana Chmakova

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I LOVED Awkward when it first came out. Somehow I had no idea that Chmakova wrote other books! Crush comes out a little later this year, and I am catching up by reading Brave right now. This series is Reina Telgemeier-esque, and I think that many fans of Smile and Roller Girl would enjoy it. This is actually perfect timing because I have been craving a good graphic novel lately and now I have TWO (Brave & Crush). If I ever decided that I wanted to collect some graphic novels, this series along with Victoria Jamieson’s books would be on the top of my list.

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And that my friends is all that has been added for the month of October. As you will come to realize, I am not shy when it comes to adding books to my TBR. I rarely think twice about it, and truthfully, it doesn’t usually take all that much to get me to add to it.

What else would you like to see be done in this feature? How many books did you add to your TBR recently? Let’s talk TBR!

21 thoughts on “TBR Tuesday – A New Feature!

  1. Well I’m definitely not one of those either. My TBR list currently sits at 174 books…and counting. Obviously not as big as your list, but…I’m getting there 😂😂 It’s the list not getting any smaller part that I’m worried about though lol😂😂
    Great idea for a feature by the way! (event though in all likelyhood I will probably be adding more books to my list because of this 😂😂).

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    1. Bahahah! Well I hope that I don’t cause yours to spiral out of control! In all seriousness, my goal with this feature is to really narrow down the books I want to read (and realistically will get to) from the “others” you know? We’ll see how this goes though! It could blow up in my own face!


  2. Hmmm… While I don’t have a TBR in the 400s, I definitely don’t try to keep it under 100. But this post gave me a potentially terrible idea. What about having a secondary TBR? One for the books that you REALLY want to read. Does this just open the door for several TBR lists and a book has to graduate from the bottom tier to the top before it has a chance of being read?

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    1. Haha I’ve thought of that as well to be honest! I think the way it works for me at the moment is if I really REALLY want to read a book, I either have it on my personal shelf or check it out at the library. It is physically around me. The others I just keep on my goodreads and glance at them every so often- especially when doing tags haha

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  3. See i agree my physical tbr is what worries me my goodreads tbr can be as long as it wants. I do purge my tbr though every once and awhile ( mostly when i go through pages and can’t find something i want to read) but if i didnt add it to my tbr i would completly forget about it so i add and add.

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    1. YESSSSS! Me too! I think that’s why my goodreads is so large because I’m so worried I’ll forget something so I just add it and don’t think much more about it you know? I need to work on scaling my physical one down but it’s a work in progress at the moment 🙂


  4. Ooh I love this new feature! I’m one of those people who used to like to keep their TBR low, but ever since getting involved in the online book community it’s become practically impossible😂 There’s just too many good ones!

    By the way – (Don’t) Call Me Crazy was an excellent choice to add! I’ve been reading bits and pieces of it for the past couple weeks and it’s been such a great read 🙂

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    1. Haha I know what you mean about the TBR! It really is sooooo hard (for me) to keep it low and be involved in this community lol.

      I am really excited to get my hands on that one! I was thinking of buying it, just to have it, you know?

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  5. Nicholas sparks always makes for good, sappy reads 🙂 I used to read Picoult too- I think that’s a good idea to try it out and see if your tastes have changed. I also want to check out Hank Green’s book- though I was also on the fence about it for a while. and I’m curious about the seven and half deaths! Great post!

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    1. Thank you so much! That’s what I was thinking about Sparks- worst case I don’t like it and hand it off to my friend instead! I am STILL pretty hesitant for Green’s book. The description just doesn’t grab me. But Katie from Never Not Reading raves about it and I really trust her so idk what to do to be honest haha

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  6. I am waiting very (un)patiently for my hold for 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle to come in literally ANY DAY NOW. It better get here tomorrow, because my current read might not even make it that far!

    I like this feature. 🙂

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  7. I’m not shy about adding books to my TBR either. The weird thing is, I thought I read a lot of books but there seems to be more I haven’t read yet 😂 I recommend you The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. It’s an interesting puzzle that has many twists and turns.

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    1. I am so intrigued by that book! I have heard tons of great reviews of that book already and I know next to nothing about it. I am going to have to find it at the library and give it a shot in the near future.


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