On the TBR: 50 Books I Want to Read in 2021

My TBR shelf at the moment is 622 books long and, so far, the only way it’s seeming to go down is when I delete a bunch of books off it that I’m never going to get to. So. In an attempt to do something about that, I’ve taken 50 books that are on my TBR (with the help of a random number generator and Twitter) that I plan to get read in 2021.

This may be overly optimistic, but we shall see.

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On the TBR: September (#SapphicSeptember)

It has been a long while since I did a TBR for myself, but I feel like the #SapphicSeptember readathon is the perfect reason to do so. It basically involves this bingo card, so I have included a read for every square (barring the group read square, because I didn’t really get along with Crier’s War, so I don’t plan to read Iron Heart, and the age group you don’t usually read since I don’t have one).

Whether I get to them all is another matter, but we shall see. I’ve also only picked books that I either already own or can access on Scribd, so it’ll be a somewhat interesting selection, but hopefully I’ve picked books I’ll like.

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On the TBR: February (or, #FFFeb!!!)

February brings with it F/F Feb, which, if you have somehow missed me talking about it, involves reading only sapphic books for the whole month. So, my TBR is, self-explanatorily, all sapphic.

Half of it is voted for by folks on twitter, again, the other half is Anna and Mahana picking my recs. And then I tacked on a couple of ARCs I need to get to at the end.

Which means I have ended up with 12 books on it. Given that they’re all books I want to read, I should make it.

Right?

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On the TBR: January (or, I let people on twitter pick my TBR)

I wasn’t originally going to give myself a TBR for January (besides obviously finishing all the books I’m currently reading). But then I thought, what if I put a bunch of polls up on twitter (with emojis instead of book titles) and let people on there pick my TBR.

So I did.

Of course, in addition to the five they pick, I’ll add a couple of my own (Reads Rainbow’s book club pick and some ARCs). So here’s hoping I’ll actually complete this TBR for once.

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Organising my TBR: Part IV

My TBR has inched over 800 in the past few months, which clearly means it’s time, not to make a dent in it by reading books, but by getting rid of them.

Makes sense doesn’t it.

Anyway, I’m going through my fantasy shelf today, so. Let’s go.

Rating system: how motivated am I to read it (/5) x am I actually interested in the premise (/5). Ranges from 1-25. No, there is probably little logic to how I decide which to keep and which to ditch.

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Organising my TBR: Part III

I’m back with some more “let’s get rid of books from my TBR”. I actually had a good past month for that because I was on holiday for a week with nothing to do but read, but then I got back and about the same number of books as I’d read had been released so we’re back at square one.

This month, I’m going to go through a combination of my adult and YA contemporary books shelves and see what I can get rid of there.

Rating system: how motivated am I to read it (/5) x am I actually interested in the premise (/5). Ranges from 1-25. No, there is probably little logic to how I decide which to keep and which to ditch.

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On the TBR: July

After a month’s break from setting myself TBRs, I figure it’s time to try again. There’s still one book I haven’t read from previous attempts at a TBR (it’s Priory though, it’s 800 pages, I’m working on it), so of course that’s on here. But I’m also going to take a little bit of a risk (considering my previous track record with TBRs), and that’s putting more than three books on here.

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Organising my TBR: Part II

You will probably be able to tell just how short on ideas for posts I am based on how often I bring back this series. The answer is, right now, pretty short. But! There is good news. Next week I’ll have a new and exciting post ready to go (in which I ramble a lot about linguistics because, hey, language is so cool).

But for now, it’s time to (attempt to) organise my TBR just a little more. (It’s still at 760 books because, while I have read a lot since the last post, I’ve also marked quite a bit more to read. It’s a curse.)

Rating system: how motivated am I to read it (/5) x am I actually interested in the premise (/5). Ranges from 1-25. No, there is probably little logic to how I decide which to keep and which to ditch.

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Organising my TBR: Part I

I have over a thousand books on my TBR. Granted, around 200 of those are yet to be published, and another 200 are marked “perhaps” (which essentially means I won’t be getting to them any time soon, if ever), but that still leaves 760 to read. I also have a shelf helpfully labelled as “need to read urgently”, though actually adding books to this shelf doesn’t make me read them any sooner (nor the “read next” shelf).

So I’m starting this kind of series to try help myself organise my TBR shelf (and my perhaps shelf too). I don’t quite know how it’s supposed to help, but I guess we’ll get to that in due time.

I thought about sorting my shelf by date added and going through it like that, but that’s actually how I usually go through it, and probably stops me from taking some off. So, instead, I’m going to sort by genre, firstly what’s on my perhaps shelf and secondly, my to read shelf.

Rating system: how motivated am I to read it (/5) x am I actually interested in the premise (/5). Ranges from 1-25. No, there is probably little logic to how I decide which to keep and which to ditch.

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