The TBR Tag

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I got this tag from The Book Nut, she was tagged by Kaitlin, but the tag was created by Rachel and Dana. Now onto the prompts!

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

I use Goodreads (link)  for a lot of it, but I do have stacks of books in my house that aren’t on there. So when looking for a book to read next I’ll go to Goodreads first, but if that doesn’t work I’ll go to my book stacks.

Is your TBR mostly print or ebooks?

I would say it’s fairly 50/50. Every couple of months I’ll cruise Amazon(link) for free ebooks, or head to the library for inspiration.

A Book That’s Been on Your TBR the Longest

Goodreads tells me that I have six vying for that title, but the one I want to read the most is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Amazon).

A Book You Recently Added to Your TBR list

The last book I added to my Goodreads list was in Oct 2019 (compared to the oldest which was Oct 2011!), was The Order War by LE Modesitt Jr (Amazon).

A Book in Your TBR Strictly Because of It’s Beautiful Cover

Honestly, I don’t add books to my TBR list unless I physically (or digitally?) have the book. So for this one I’ll just pick the one on my list that fits this prompt: Active Patience: A Simple Guide to Productive Writing by N. C. Harley (Amazon).

A Book on Your TBR That you Never Plan on Reading

Honestly, there really isn’t a book on my TBR that I don’t plan on reading at some point. Having said that, I do have a coloring book on my TBR list, and a person doesn’t typically read a coloring book. It’s this one: Amazing Animals 2: Meditation, Relaxation, and Stress Relief with Unique 34 Amazing Animals (Amazon).

An Unpublished Book on Your TBR That You’re Excited For

I really do not have a book for this. All of them are published, and I’m not that person that I’ll go add one real quick just to answer a question. Sorry, not sorry.

A Book on Your TBR That Basically Everyone’s Read But You

I think a good answer to this one is Percy Jackson and the Olympians Boxed Set by Rick Riordan (Amazon). Even the movies have been out for awhile.

A Book on Your TBR That Everyone Recommends to You

I don’t really have a specific book, but the last book that I even talked about with someone was Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Amazon), but only because of the movie that’s either coming soon or out already (and there was a Friends reference). Also, this isn’t technically on my TBR because I read it in 2014.

A Book on Your TBR That You’re Dying to Read

The first one that comes to mind is the Wrinkle in Time Trilogy by Madeleine L’Engel (Amazon). I remember reading the first book in grade school and not really getting it, but liking it anyway. Now I have the Barnes & Nobles collectors edition that is beautiful to look at. I can’t wait until I decide its the right time to read it.

 How many books are in your Goodreads TBR list?

At the moment of writing this post I have a very even and pleasing 500. See for yourself.


It is traditional to tag others at the end of a tag post so feel free to consider yourself tagged and leave a link in the comments if you do this tag. I’d love to see others answer the prompts.

Keep reading little book worms!

Arms-Commander by L.E. Modesitt Jr

Arms-Commander (Saga of Recluce)Arms-Commander by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I usually don’t have terribly high hopes for most of the books I pick up at the Dollar Tree, but this one surprised me.

First, the majority of the book is politics, battle strategies, and logic/rational. Second, it focuses on changing society’s view of women. While that might sound like a rather dry plot and story, it wasn’t. Not at all. The plot didn’t skip from battle to battle, and the entire was very well written.

This also happens to be the sixteenth installment in a series, but it really didn’t feel like it. As I read I didn’t feel like I had missed out by not reading the previous books (though after reading this one I want to find the rest of the series on Amazon) because the author did very well by filling in the gaps and briefly explaining why things were they way they were.

It was good, I liked the vein of women’s liberation that the book focused on (especially since I am female myself). I liked reading the battles as their strategies and techniques changed from fight to fight as the book carried on. For being such a thick ~800 page book, it really didn’t feel that long.

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