Let’s Talk Bookish: Do You Ever Get Overwhelmed by Your TBR?

Hello, and happy Friday! This is my last weekend before school starts, so I’m trying to get lots of blog stuff prepared before the school year starts, because I know I’ll have a lot less time. I went back to school shopping yesterday, and got all my notebooks and stuff, so I’ll have to sort through all that in the next couple days as well! Anyways, I’m excited to share my post for this week’s Let’s Talk Bookish. I loved reading all of the amazing posts for this week, and here are my thoughts on the topic!!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly bookish meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and has been hosted by me since April of this year! Each Friday, there is a discussion topic for bloggers to write about. This week’s topic is do you ever get overwhelmed by your TBR (to-be-read) pile? (Suggested by Jillian @ The Bookish Butterfly!)

How do you keep track of the books you want to read?

I keep track of my TBR mainly using Storygraph. If someone recommends a book to me, or if I see a review or post about a book I think looks interesting, I’ll add that to my Storygraph TBR. I’ve been using Storygraph for almost 2 years now, and I really love using it to organize my TBR!

I used Goodreads for a few years before that, and I still use it occasionally. I have a lot of old reviews posted there, and sometimes I’ll add books to my TBR there, although I try to go to Storygraph as much as I can.

My system is pretty messy though, and pretty scattered. Sometimes I just take pictures of books that look interesting, if I’m in a library or bookstore or something, and I have a ton of book titles written down in my notes app. So it is kind of all over the place!

Do you have a lot of books on your TBR?

I definitely do! Right now, I have 347 books on my Storygraph TBR, and 515 on my Goodreads TBR. There’s a lot of overlap with those two lists, but there are still a lot of books on both that aren’t on the other.

So, it’s a lot of books, and definitely more than I’m ever going to get through, especially since I add new books all the time!

Is there any order/organization within all the books you want to read?

Kind of. I have an order in my mind, where I have ideas for books I want to read next. If it’s books that I own or have checked out from the library, I’ll put the ones I want to read soonest next to my bed, or on my book cart in my room!

I also prioritize sequels, and books in series that I’ve been waiting for!! Those are ones that I read as soon as I can, like with the fifth Aru Shah book earlier this year! That was a book in a series that I already loved, so it was at the top of my TBR!

I also always keep in mind the advance copies of books that I have, so that I read & review them before the release date.

Does your TBR ever feel overwhelming?

Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t. I know that I’m never going to get through my TBR, and sometimes it can be a little stressful, knowing that I’m never going to be able to read all of the books I want to read! But usually, I just try to focus on books at the top of my list, and just go from there!

I’m sure that it would definitely help to occasionally go through my TBR list on Storygraph, and to clear out books I don’t want to read as much, so maybe I’ll do that sometime. That does seem very time consuming though, so I don’t know!

This week’s posts:

Raji @ Worlds Unlike Our Own | Leslie @ Books are the New Black | Ellie @ Ace Reader | Dedra @ A Book Wanderer | Jillian @ The Bookish Butterfly | Lotus @ Pages of Starlight | Fives @ Down the Rabbit Hole | Hannah @ Hannah’s Library | Dini @ Dini Panda Reads | Nicole @ Thoughts Stained With Ink | Becca @ Avoiding Reality With Books
Jenni @ JennieElyse

Thanks so much to everyone who participated, and don’t forget to go and discover some new blogs! If I missed your post, let me know in the comments so I can add it up here!

Do you have a set TBR? How do you keep track of the books you want to read? Does your TBR ever become overwhelming? Chat with me in the comments below!

22 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: Do You Ever Get Overwhelmed by Your TBR?

  1. I like how you prioritize sequels! I really need to work on that one. Usually by the time I get to them, I’ve forgotten so much from the previous book. 🙂

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    1. I also forget so much from the books I read, so I usually end up just rereading books before the sequels come out! (My memory sucks too much otherwise, and I’ll get so lost for so much of the plot!!)


    1. That sounds like it could be really helpful! Right now, I’m really trying to make my physical TBR smaller so it doesn’t feel quite so overwhelming!


    1. That’s neat. I’m definitely a huge fan of storygraph!

      And thanks for participating in LTB! Sorry it took me so long to respond to this – I’ve added your post to the list 🙂


    1. I also love the reading challenges feature on storygraph!!

      And thanks for sharing your post – sorry I’m just now getting to this!! It’s been added to the list. Thanks for participating in LTB 🙂

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  2. Best of luck going back to school ❤️
    I can definitely relate to my TBR being all over the place, I just tend to add the ones I want on storygraph and see when I get to them. I don’t particularly have an organisation system for it. If I really think about my tbr too long, it can become overwhelming. I have gone through and removed books in the past, whilst satisfying it is a little time consuming.
    I wish I was better at prioritising sequels to series I enjoy though 🙈

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    1. Thanks Sophie!! And I’m so sorry for such a late reply to this!!
      It definitely is very time consuming to go through and remove books from your tbr, and that’s definitely what makes me less likely to put in the work to do that!

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