Tag: The TBR Tag

Hello, everyone! It’s time for another book tag!
Many thanks to Katie@Never Not Reading for tagging me! She has a great blog with amazing book reviews and a lot of fun stuff! Be sure to head over and check her out!


How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
Actually, I don’t keep track of my TBR nor do I check my Want-to-read shelf on Goodreads so much.
I am basically not a kind of person who adds books to my ‘want-to-read’ shelf at the instant when I think ‘Oh, I wanna read this,’  I only add books to ‘to-read’ shelf once I actually order/receive the books.
That said, nowadays, I try to add books to my ‘want-to-read’ shelf if a book caught my interest or I am personally recommended a book from my online friends and my friends (yes, you guys!) here at WordPress or Goodreads, and try to remind myself to buy them when I feel like reading them.
As for physical books, I organized my two bookshelves a few months ago (you can see what they look like here) and one of the bookshelves is used to store the books I’ve already read. Which means, the other bookshelf only stores the books I have yet to read. That helps me to keep myself reminded how many books I need to read. But the problem is, the pile keeps growing and growing… I no longer have any idea how many books I actually have on that shelf… lol

Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?
As I said in my answer to #1, it’s been a while since I lost count… but I think it’s probably 50/50, or e-books make up a little more than 60%, I guess???

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
I’m basically a 100% mood reader. It totally depends on the mood I’m in when I’ve finished a book. Even if I set out a monthly TBR and have already chosen the books I’m going to read, if none of the books on my TBR suits my mood, I’ll switch them with something else.

A book that’s been on your TBR the longest.

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella.
Sophie Kinsella and I have been on a sort of a ‘love-and-hate’ terms. I’ve only read three Sophie Kinsella books, so I’m only speaking from my own experience, but t I basically dislike the heroine in Sophie Kinsella books; they simply IRRITATE OR FRUSTRATE ME like crazy. I cannot simply relate to them.
Nevertheless, I also know that I would flip-flop my mind probably around halfway through the book. I always end up enjoying Sophie Kinsella books immensely once the story or romance element kicks in. It’s typical.
But then again, my distaste for her typical heroines just stops me from actually reading her books. This book has been on my TBR since April 28th, 2014. I don’t know how likely it is that I ever pick this up…


A book that you recently added to your TBR.

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. I love dark, emotional, heart-wrenching, heavy books. Steph@Lost Purple Quill’s stunning review (you can read her review here) completely sold me on this book; I knew I had to read this. My Twitter friend also told me this is one of the best books she has read this year so far. I already ordered this book at Book Depository and am waiting for its delivery now.


A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover.

All the Good Parts by Loretta Nyhan. Look at this cover. I love pink. Pretty, isn’t it?
But the problem is, this is women’s fiction and I am not particularly in the mood for that genre right now…


A book on your TBR that you NEVER plan on actually reading.

There are actually two books:

If you have known me for some time, you know I am not a non-fiction reader. But for some reason, these two books are sitting on my TBR AND on my Kindle for more than 2 years… it’s astronomically unlikely that I’d actually read them. Maybe I should delete them once and for all…


An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for.

This book excites me sooooo much. The synopsis sounds so intriguing, too. I cannot wait to read this father-son collaboration that’s coming out this September!


A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except you.
I have no idea what book everyone else has read… so I’ll pass this question!


A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Obviously, almost everyone around me has read it and I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. Some of my friends here at WordPress also recommended this book, too.


A book on your TBR that you’re just dying to read.

World Without End by Ken Follett.
It’s plain to see how I’m loving The Pillars of the Earth right now. How could I ever resist reading its sequel??
I NEED TO READ THIS!  I’m literally dying to read this like ASAP, but first, I need to finish the Pillars…. duh.


The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf.
153 books so far. But then again, as I said in my answer to #1, it’s not at all reliable. There must be a lot more…


I tag:

As always, no pressure! You can feel free to skip it. Just have fun with it 🙂
If you are up for doing this tag, you’re very welcome. Consider yourself tagged and go ahead! Just link back to me so that I can read your lovely answers ❤

There you have it. It’s been so much fun doing this tag!
Thank you so much for reading as always, I’ll see you in my next post 🙂


47 thoughts on “Tag: The TBR Tag

  1. I’m so excited that you’re going to read A Little Life!! I finished it like 3 weeks ago now and I’m still not over it. I don’t think I’ll ever be over it. Just prepare yourself for the pain.

    I’m also 100% a mood reader, which is why I never set goals for myself. But it’s also exciting because it’s fun to look back at the end of every month and see where my mood has taken me!

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    • Noriko says:

      Yes, Steph! I’m definitely going to read The Little Life! That book has been on my radar but I couldn’t bring myself to actually buy it until I read your review.
      My goodness, the pain that drags three weeks long… but I cannot wait to read what big an effect the book will have on me!

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  2. Nel says:

    Ooooh this is a fun one. Gives me a reason to take a picture of my updated shelf situation. The way you use Goodreads is quite similar to the way I use Goodreads. I’ll be doing this tag this week and look out for another tag I was recently sent that I plan to tag you in 😊

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    • Noriko says:

      You’re welcome, Nel! Ohhh, are you gonna put the pic of your bookshelf!? Cannot wait to see that!
      And my, you’re gonna tag me again lol 😂 I’ll look out for that one, too! Should be lots of fun✨

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    • Noriko says:

      Thanks for commenting, Katie! Haha, you’re not a non-fiction reader, either! I am glad to know I’m not the only one. I don’t what it is about non-fiction, but i just don’t gravitate toward non-fiction/biography, etc, etc…

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  3. You’ve got some rather large books on that TBR shelf! Exact reason why I had to create the Book Bucket List, to prevent my chaotic choices when trying to decide what to read. I’m so excited about World Without End. And today, I found out I won the Goodreads Giveaway for Column of Fire, the third on. So I won’t have to buy it!

    Thank you so much for tagging on me. I’ll work on it over the weekend. Happy Tuesday!!!

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  4. I am so impressed that you add books to the to-read after you get them! I look at a book and if it sparks any sort of interest, in it goes! Hahaha But then two days later I’m like “hum… why on earth did I add this??” The other day I realized I had added a cookbook to my Kindle on how to bake gluten-free bread… I don’t bake bread, neither am I allergic to gluten… but it was free! Hahaha (it’s deleted now)

    I read The Undomestic Goddess! Very funny one! I have similar feelings to Sophie Kinsella, I didn’t like another book of hers called “Girl in Twenties” or something similar… and honestly I read the Undomestic Goddess so many years ago I barely remember it, only that is was funny.

    Great tag, I really like this one! As usual your answers are great!

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    • Noriko says:

      Thanks, Naty! I didn’t intentionally tag you because I’ve been tagging you an awful lot… but you should definitely give it a go! I’m interested to read your answers!!

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      • I think I will do that! And don’t worry, I have quite a few tags to still answer and I’m so behind on those! But yes, think I’ll tag myself at some point, it looks fun to answer

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          • I love getting tagged! And I’m a big fan of your blog, so I’m always happy to get tagged by you! The issue is that at work I’m quite awfully busy for the past few months, so I normally write my posts and have the next 2 or 3 weeks of posts already scheduled in order to get breathing space for when it gets too much… so I can only answer embarrassingly late!

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            • Noriko says:

              Omg, Naty, you’re the sweetest! Thank you so much for such kind words ❤ I feel humbled 🙂
              I know, if you work full time (believe it or not, I do, too), it can be tough to juggle work and blogging… I've started scheduling my post like you do. I've got already written up several posts and have them ready for publishing.
              No worries about taking time. Take however long you need!

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              • I am beyond impressed you can read, post often and work full time! When I started blogging my plan was to post 1x per week, but now I’m addicted! Hahahaha Still think I’ll never post more than 2/3 times per week, but I wish I could invest more time, I could read and blog all day. Maybe when I retire in 40 years?

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                • Noriko says:

                  Haha! I’m actually addicted to blogging and my reading time has actually decreased a bit, i’m afraid! But thank goodness, I have every saturday and Sunday all to myself basically, so it’s a good time to catch up with my reading!

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  5. I loved your answers to this tag! I’m a mood reader too unless I have to read something for class or have an ARC that has a deadline. I like to read what I want when I want. That’s why I stopped doing a the Weekly Wednesday meme about what I was going to be reading next week…it was too confining, lol. Half the time I didn’t want to read what I had said I was going to read but felt obligated! The Undomesticated Goddess is probably one of my favorite Kinsella books but I probably read in over 15 years ago, lol. She can be annoying with her characters, but I admit that I have to read all her books 🙂 I’m debating on the Stephen King and son book…his books freak me out, lol. I’ve never read one except the Shining and it made me cry because I was terrified, hahaha. I was 14, maybe. Then I had a cousin make me watch It when I had to be 10, and I have avoided King at all cost since. But I think I might be grown up enough now to handle it. Maybe. Gore and thrillers freak me out still. Maybe you read it first, and I will read your review and go from there…. 🙂 ❤

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    • Noriko says:

      Thanks, Stephanie! I have never read a single book from Stephen King as a matter of fact. I downloaded The Shining but I haven’t gotten around to actually reading it. But surely I will! I need to experience Stephen King before I get my hands on Sleeping Beauties!! I love thrillers and spine-chilling book. When I read thrillers, I tend to expect full-on thriller that makes my skin crawl or sends chills down my spine THE ENTIRE TIME. hehe!

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      • I don’t mind the psychological thrillers/suspense that I read constantly that make me feel creepy and really uncomfortable over who murdered someone, and I can read really gory death scenes or vivid torture scenes, but his is a whole other level of horror, lol. Of course, there is probably a difference if I tried to read it now at 40 than when I was such a young teenager. But I can’t watch those type movies, and I don’t. My oldest loves those horror movies like Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street, and no thank you!! I have nightmares! He and his brother love the Walking Dead, and I have to close my eyes if they watch it and a really nasty zombie scene comes on, lol. Maybe I’m a big baby, lol!! I was told to read King’s book on JFK’s assassination, which I have because it’s not gross. So, I will give it a try since I’m a big JFK fan, and I want to at least give his books a try. And to try his Mr. Mercedes trilogy since they are detective books that are thrillers but not too awful. So I bought those too..I’m just too afraid to try them, lol! I want to hear all about what you think of The Shining 🙂 If you love that stuff, you should enjoy it! I wouldn’t sleep for a week hahaha

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        • Noriko says:

          We seem to be really alike, Stephanie! I can tolerate gory scenes in books even though I squeal a lot over them, but I can read them. But, I just cannot watch horror movies! They are too visual and explicit!! It’s like watching them between my fingers… funny thing is that, my ex-boyfriend (long ago lol) rent a DVD one day and it was Kill Bill directed by Quentin Tarantino… have you ever seen that film?? It’s downright GORY. I kept closing my eyes while my ex was laughing his head off. No, horror films are definitely not my cup of tea!!

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          • LOL! Yes, we sound so much alike!! No, I haven’t seen that movie because I would be squealing!! I know years ago my hubby rented some movie about vampires, and I like vampires mind you…I was addicted to the True Blood series on HBO and it was gory at times, but this was ridiculous!! There was gore and I don’t know what flying everywhere!! I was almost in tears and covering my eyes! I finally left the room and read a book hahahaha!

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