Inspired by Katie’s discussion post, I decided to also talk a bit about how I deal with my never-ending TBR.
I like having a “big” tbr but only as long as I feel like it’s manageable. It makes no sense, of course, because I’m constantly adding books to it, but I try to pay attention mostly to my physical tbr so it feels less daunting. Once my physical tbr is somewhat under control, then I allow myself to buy some new books (that were on my tbr but that I had no physical copy of). It’s the only way that I’ve found that I can kind of keep track of everything I want to read. Of course, that just means that my e-books and audiobooks tbrs are constantly out of control, but oh well. I guess you can’t have everything figured out 😂
I’ve been using my bullet journal to keep track of the books I own for years, and recently I started using Notion to do so as well. What can I say? I love lists and all things related to planning & organization.Of course, I only keep track of my physicial TBR so I still need to improve this system. Maybe I’ll eventually manage it with Notion?
My latest action to make it easier for me to see my physical TBR and to avoid wanting to reread my old favorites was to turn all of my read books around, so I can only see the spines of the books I still have to read on my shelves. It was weird at first, but now that I’m used to it I love it so much! It’s such a simple way to visually track which and how many books I still need to pick up and I can’t wait to have them all turned around.
With that being said, I just counted all the books with spines still facing out and as of right now I have 73 books on my physical TBR. It’s a lot, more than what usually read in a year, but it feels manageable. As long as I don’t keep adding books without reading them, I should be fine and maybe even able to bring that number to 0 in the next year or so? Fingers crossed 🤞
How do you keep track of yourr TBR? Do you like having a massive one or do you prefer to keep it manageable?
Until next time,