As another year draws closer to ending, I'm looking closely at my TBR and what the plan is to tackle it. I've done a post about how I intend to do that but it made me take a close look at the TBR itself as it looks on Goodreads. My TBR is books that I either own a paperback or hardback copy of or have a digital copy already on my ereaders. Everything I want to get remains on my wishlist. Here are my stats:
WHEN BOOKS WERE ADDED TO MY TBR AND HOW MANY THERE ARE
TBR rough total-1208
Firstly I'm shocked at how many books I purchased in some form this year if that is just the unread number. Yes some were free and cheap but the sheer number of them is shocking! This makes the book ban plan a bit more important in reducing these numbers! I'm also quite horrified about the number of unread books that have been on my TBR since back in 2010-2014. That is WAY too many and I need to make some of these books and series a priority next year.
The other thing that worries me is that not all of my books are catalogued on Goodreads yet so I'm thinking that there is maybe another 50 or even more to add to the 2016-2018 numbers. That is a mixture of sequels, new books and those I'm saving up for the weekend posts through the winter where I won't be buying anything so I have something to share with you every week! During the winter I'll get everything uploaded to Goodreads so I can see the true number of books that I have. *trembles*
Now, here's a rough rundown on the genres and how many I have to read in each. Some may have been counted twice in different genres so as I said these are rough numbers. You can see the areas of concern right away!
I expected high totals for horror and apocalypse as I have a ton of horror books on my shelves and a lot of apocalypse series to read. I also have a lot of urban fantasy series to catch up with so yes, I expected those three categories to be way out in front. I'm a bit shocked by the non fiction total which doesn't include my political and tudor NF, so that needs to be tackled quickly. I actually thought I had more tudor books than thrillers but of course that was before I checked the ereaders! Looks like I have plenty to get on with next year. I am planning to keep a careful eye on what I buy and read in a regular post or start adding it to my weekend roundup again. I haven't decided yet.
What is lurking on your tbrs? What genres are you targeting next year?