Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tackling the TBR Week 6: Feb 8-Feb 14, 2019

Each week I will be keeping track of books that I have read from my TBR. I have a huge backlog of books and often end up reading new books that are not even on my list, instead of trying to whittle down the list that continues to balloon up on Goodreads. Chuckles had the idea first, and we are going to use this as a chance to encourage each other to get those books read instead of always grabbing new ones and thus never making a dent in the physical and digital stacks we already have. It will also give us a chance to take a good look at our lists and see if there are ones we are no longer interested in. We will be posting on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and the last day of the month.

Previous Week's TBR Total: 4,012

Books Added to TBR This Week: 32

Books Removed from TBR This Week: 109

Currently Reading: 10

Books Finished This Week: 9

Books DNF-ed This Week: 0

Duplicates Removed: 0

New TBR Total: 3,922

NOTE: I came up with 3,925 with my own calculation, but Goodreads is telling me the actual number on my TBR is 3,922 so I am going with that. Not sure where these mysterious three books are or what they were.

If you look at my 'Currently Reading' on Goodreads, you will find the number much bigger, due to all the research materials I have listed there. The number here accurately reflects the books I am reading myself, as well as chapter books Eleanor and I are reading together. It also includes the chapter books I am reading with my students in guided reading groups at school.

Is your TBR under control, or a hot mess like mine?

Happy Reading!


  1. Well done on getting down below that 4000!

    1. Thank you! I never thought that would happen but now that I am really focused on it, there are so many books I realize I am simply not interested in - and for some of them, I have no idea what I was ever thinking by adding them!

  2. Two read from the TBRs. Zero added. It is still hopeless for me but still I love having so many books to look forward to.

    1. Oh yes, there are sill plenty to look forward to! I just have to make this manageable. Good work on the two from your TBR!

  3. Yay!! Under 4000, well done!
    I can imagine that you must be spotting several that no longer even remotely fit your reading tastes? My early Goodreads additions are very odd

    1. YES!! That is what a lot of them are. Plus there are some books I had added way back about life in medieval England, or connected in some way. I feel like I have already read so much about many aspects of the middle ages and know so much, that any book under a 3.7 rating will get no attention from me. Kind of snobby I suppose, but I think I have the 'daily life' thing covered by now!


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