Current Top 5 TBR’s

This weeks Booking Through Thursday is all about your TBR. The question is “Do you keep all your unread books together, like books in a waiting room? Or are they scattered throughout your shelves, mingling like party-goers waiting for the host to come along?” Now if you go to my post from last weeks BTT post then you will see the state of my Great Unread and that is pretty much how I have my TBR in general. Though there is a system to it, as you will see, which are on one side…

  • Biographies & Autobiographies
  • Big Books
  • Short Books

And the other side…

  • Man Booker Winners Unread
  • Latest Publishers Paperbacks
  • Latest Publishers Hardbacks

It does look a little bit like the book section of a charity shop from those pictures which has made me giggle. The rest of my 900+ TBR are all in boxes hidden away. None of my TBR ever ends up on any of my shelves in the lounge, I only have the books that I actually have read, finished and liked. I am actually going to be routing through my ‘already read’ shelves and slim lining them over the weekend.

What has just added a new joy to my life is bedside cabinets. I now have space, finally, too put the books I intend to read next (I say intend as something on one of the many shelves can call me at any moment instead) these are:

  • Call Me By Your Name – Andre Aciman ( which I am reading now)
  • Ulysses – James Joyce (which I am very slowly reading now)
  • The Gathering – Anne Enright
  • Ask Alice – D. J. Taylor
  • The Glassblowers – Daphne Du Maurier

There will be more on Ulysses a little later on today as its Camp One with Team Ulysses over at Dovegreyreader. Back to the TBR though, how is yours arranged and what are your top 5 next TBR books?


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6 responses to “Current Top 5 TBR’s

  1. At the last count there were 4 bookcases in the bedroom, more in the spare, landing, hall, and the living room is crammed with them.

  2. Jo

    I only have read books that I want to display in my living room too! Other than that the tbr are in boxes. Its the only way it works, otherwise I just end up with piles of books everywhere!

  3. The best intentions, eh? I’m the same. I decide that I must read this book next, and of course when I get to it, I need something lighter or heavier than the one I had chosen. How is Ulysses? I have heard such mixed things about this book.

  4. Mine are in a pile in one place…that is as good as its going to get. I don’t think I could narrow it down to five though!

  5. Now that’s organisation – I couldn’t even name my next 2 reads!

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