That Pesky TBR Pile Dominating The Room


Hello readers! It is Laurena here!

Sorry we have been absent, we had a Science assessment due (on my birthday!), and English assessment due on the last Wednesday of term, a Geography test to study for, an Art assessment to prepare, a Technology assessment… You get the drift! Too much schoolwork…

But, as it is almost holidays, we will post more frequently!

I have been buying/ borrowing far too many books in the past month! And I shoved them aside because I got my hands on a copy of Empire of Storms. So, my TBR pile has been slowly creeping up on me!

I thought that I should record them here along with a couple of tips to help shrink that pile down…

So, without further ado, my TBR list!

  1. The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee
  2. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
  3. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  4. 13 Days of Midnight by Leo Hunt
  5. Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah by Erin Lange
  6. The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour by Amy Alward
  7. Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan
  8. The Haters by Jesse Andrews
  9. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
  10. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
  11. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
  12. Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting
  13. The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting
  14. Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting
  15. The Boundless Sublime by Lili Wilkinson
  16. By Any Other Name by Laura Jarratt
  17. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
  18. A Seven Letter Word by Kim Slater
  19. The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine
  20. This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab
  21. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  22. The Loneliness of Distant Beings by Kate Ling
  23. Rebel of the Sand by Alwyn Hamilton
  24. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowly
  25. Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
  26. Whisper to Me by Nick Lake
  27. Revived by Cat Patrick
  28. These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
  29. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
  30. Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
  31. Hereafter by Tara Hudson
  32. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  33. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  34. Book of Days by K. A. Barker
  35. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

And of course, the tips!

  1. Resist the urge. Don’t add two books to every one you read. Control your emotions- it is hard.
  2. Learn to speed read. It helps. If you want to finish the book quickly, speed read. It is simple to learn.
  3. Read more. Duh. Reading= smaller TBR pile.
  4. Read multiple books at a time. Don’t get bored of that book you have been reading for a week but can’t get past that first page. I did this with Empire of Storms. I got spoiled *Glares at offending (soon to be dead) friend* so I put it down. I picked it up a week later and continued. Finished it that night as well!
  5. Carry at least one book with you at all times so you can read when you have those spare moments. *Whispers* I carry three. It helps. (Sort of!)
  6. Be picky. Be merciless. Don’t bother keeping a book in the pile if you aren’t going to read it. Realise this. Your TBR is not just for show.
  7. Randomise your reading order. This helps when you are not sure what to read. Spin around and point to a random book. Read that random book.
  8. Put aside an hour to read. Not many people actually set a time to read. Put a block of time into your schedule. You will slim the pile down in no time!
  9. STOP BUYING! Ooops! I actually just bought Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake today. Plus one to the pile.
  10. Take a break! No one wants to read, and read and read, and then, just to switch it up, you read some more. NO! Read a magazine, watch TV, go outside. Then, pick up the book and start reading.
  11. Change the setting. Change where you read. I read in my room or on the couch most of the time. I rarely read outside or in a cafe. But try reading somewhere else and you will find that it is a welcome change from all the monotony.

The fact of the matter is, we all fail at this. 

We all break one of our book rules at least once. As long as you don’t do it too often, you’ll be fine!

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