There’s nothing I love more than organization, so I thought I’d share a little slice of my book organization by talking about my actual TBR pile.
Since I rarely purchase books I’ve already read, I have a lot of hard copies that I still have yet to conquer. Being the organizational freak that I am, I devised a way to separate the books I have and haven’t read by taking the books in the latter category and dumping them in a pile on my bedside table.
What started out as a pile with only a few books has grew to roughly 25 books in total, so the whole pile thing wasn’t working. I recently rearranged them so they were alphabetized (because I’m an organizational freak) and fit on my table. Not going to lie, there’s a ton of books on this list and I’m not quite sure how they all fit onto my tiny bedside table, but I’m not questioning it.
Here is a list of my actual TBR pile:
1. 11/22/63 by Stephen King: I received this book as a birthday present with the intention that, after reading, I would watch the Hulu series. No such luck yet, but I’m fifty pages in. Only, like, 800 to go!
3. Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender: I bought this book years ago and got about two pages in before deciding that I didn’t like the narrator’s voice. She was too simplistic, too whiny. However, I’d hate to waste a perfectly good book. I’ve been meaning to give it another read.
4. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver: I really want to watch this movie and I feel like this book is going to be kind of like If I Stay by Gayle Foreman, so I’m pretty pumped to crack this one open.
5. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath: I got about halfway through this book before I stopped reading it, but I’m not sure why I stopped in the first place. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but life probably got in the way. Regardless, I’ll get back to it someday.
7. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer: I recently purchased this book after realizing that I never finished out the series, but I’m planning to reread all the books and walk down middle school memory lane first. Stay tuned–it might take a while.
8. The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer: I’ve seen this book everywhere and a friend recently recommended it to me. It’s also about spies (I think), so you know I’m game.
23. Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach: I watched the movie trailer for Tulip Fever and purchased the book right away. It may not be a princess story (which you know I love), but it’s close enough and I’m pumped.
24. Where She Went by Gayle Forman: I read the first book in this series, If I Stay, many moons ago and still think of it as one of my favorite books ever.