Join me as I ask a Fun Question that’s been on my mind. I’ll give you my take, but I really hope you’ll jump in with your answers too, since I’m really curious to know what my fellow readers and bloggers think! So today’s question is…
Does your TBR ever make you sad?
The other day, while I was reading blog posts and adding even more books to my TBR I suddenly got hit with this overwhelming feeling of sadness. I was looking at my TBR, which is teeming over with books. I’ve segmented my TBR into categories and they aren’t fully up to date (as in I own some books that haven’t made it onto my goodreads shelves). Here’s where I’m at:
- To read: 187
- dying-to-read: 152
- hope-to-read: 156
- maybe-read: 345
- need-to-read-for-review: 42
- owned-but-not-read: 669
I’m 99% sure that no books are on two of those lists, since those shelves are exclusive. Which means there are roughly 1551 titles I want to read. Assuming I never add another book to that list (ha!) and keep reading on average 100 books a year, it will take me 15 years and 6 months to read those books. But let’s face it, I’m going to add a shit ton more books to my list between now and then.
So here’s why it makes me sad. I’m 100% certain that there are some really fantastic books ON MY TBR that I will never read. Ever. And let’s not talk about the book that haven’t made it to my TBR that I will never even see.
I think it made me particularly sad as I saw books that I have literally told myself for the past three years, “I’m going to read that this year” still sitting untouched. I wish I could stop time and just read. I wish I could read faster. I wish I could no ahead of time which books I wasn’t going to like so I wouldn’t waste valuable reading time on them. *sigh* It just makes me sad.
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