Hello y’all! 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:
- 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!
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie: What kind of thriller writer would I be if I didn’t acquaint myself with the greats?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: I’ve had the same experience here as I did with The Bell Jar.
- 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.
- 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.
- City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare: I read the first book in this series a few years ago and haven’t gotten around to finishing it. I’ll get there, though.
- Crossed by Ally Condie: God, what is it with me and all these unfinished series? I suck.
- The Daughters Break the Rules by Joanna Philbin: Here we go again! Annie starts a series and doesn’t finish it. What else is new? I don’t even have an excuse here because I own all the books. As I said earlier, I suck.
- Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen: This book looks so endearing and appears to be a quick read, so I imagine I’ll read it relatively soon.
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins: I’ve been waiting for just the right time to read this book. I’ll probably pick it up around Halloween when I need a good scare.
- I Was Here by Gayle Foreman: This book was in the bargain bin at BJ’s and I love Gayle Foreman, so I had to buy it.
- Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham: Lena Dunham is so freaking funny and I can’t wait to read her collection of essays.
- On Writing by Stephen King: I read the biographical part of this book but didn’t make it much further than that, so I’ll get back to it soon and finish it up.
- Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver: I just reread Delirium and can’t wait to read the second book in this series!
- P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han: I’m hoping that this book with have all the same charm and quirk as the book before it.
- Room by Emma Donoghue: Like with The Girl on the Train, I need to be in the right headspace to read a book of this magnitude.
- Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham: I’m a Gilmore Girls junkie and suspect that this book will have the same humor and sharpness as Lorelai herself.
- Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt: This was a cover buy. There’s nothing else to say here.
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith: You can read about the circumstances that lead me to this book in my post, Musings on an Old Bookstore in Annapolis.
- 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.
- Where She Went by Gayle Foreman: 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.
- Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple: Again, a cover buy.
What books are in your literal TBR pile? Of these, which ones should I pick up next?