I wanted to present a part of my huge TBR pile to you, so I came up with some questions about it, that I am going to answer here.
Feel free to copy these questions (or a part of them) to your own blog to answer them if you want to, but please credit me 🙂
Here we go:
- Number of books on your TBR pile
According to Goodreads, there are 114 books I own and still need to read. This is surely getting out of hand.
- Book that has been in your TBR for more than a year
More like five years, but okay. I chose “Ich wünschte, ich könnte dich hassen” (eng. “Stolen”) by Lucy Christopher for this one. I really wanted to read this book when it came out, so I bought it immediately… and have not even started it ever since.
- Last book you added to your TBR
That would be “The smell of other people’s houses” by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock. I want to read more contemporary books right now and this just sounded like it would be really atmospheric and deep. I really hope it will be.
- Shortest book on your TBR
That would be “Und der Himmel rot” by Gabi Kreslehner. It has 145 pages.
I bought it because I liked the title, but I am not actually sure whether I will like the book itself. It’s very short, though, so there is not much lost if I try, I guess.
- Longest book on your TBR
With 928 pages, it’s “Schlüssel” (eng. “Key) by Mats Strandberg and Sara Elfgren. It’s the final book in the Engelsfors trilogy that I am currently reading, and it’s huge. I am not sure whether I have ever read a book that long before. At the very least, it’s the longest one I own.
- Last book in a series on your TBR
I could go with the previous one, but that would be no fun. Instead, I chose “Sad Love Story 5” by Ji-Sang Sin for this one. It’s the last volume of a manhwa I read when I was about twelve, and I only ever finished the first four volumes. I should really finish this series at one point, but it’s sooo sad… Who would have guessed?
- Popular book on your TBR
For this one, I chose “The Young Elites” by Marie Lu. I think it’s quite popular? I always wanted to read something by Marie Lu, and I fell in love with the description of this one. I hope it will be as good as it sounds.
- Unpopular book on your TBR
I am not sure which ones of my books are rather unpopular, but I guess “Die Nacht gehört den Wölfen” by Wulf Dorn counts. It’s a young adult crime novel with a scary cover and an interesting title, and by now I only remember that I really wanted it, but not what the story is actually about.
- Book on your TBR that you got for a really low price
I got “Die Seiten der Welt” by Kai Meyer as a used book in a sale at my local library. It’s a book about books, and I find these to be really interesting. It is also very pretty, so even if I end up not liking it, I can still just look at its cover, you know?
- Book on your TBR that was a present
My boyfriend got me “Die Bücherdiebin” (eng. “The Book Thief”) by Markus Zusak just yesterday as a very belated christmas present. I’ve been meaning to read this one for ages! So I’m very happy that I finally own it now 😀
- Book on your TBR that was recommended by a friend
A friend recommended “Sabriel” by Garth Nix to me about two years ago, and I when I found it in a sale, I just had to buy it.
- Book on your TBR that you wanted to have but changed your mind about
I once bought “Die Schüler des Mangameisters” (eng. “The Ink-Keeper’s Apprentice”) by Allen Say some years ago because of the manga-style cover, but I don’t think it will actually be my type of book. I am open for surprises, though.
- Book on your TBR of an unusual genre (for you)
I’d say this would be “The Song of Archilles”. I am not really into historical fiction, but this one just sounded great, and I’ve been meaning to try new things anyway.
- Book on your TBR you already know you will love
I have really high hopes for Victoria Schwab’s “Vicious”, and I am sure those hopes will be met. After the “Shades of Magic”-series and “This savage song” she became an auto-buy author for me, and the story of Vicious just sounds amazing. I am sure I will love it.
- Book you want to read next
I can’t say this for sure, but I would really love to get to “The Crown’s Game” by Evelyn Skye next. Though it is not as popular as some other books, I heard really great things about this one and can’t wait to read it! It just sounds amazing.
Of course, there are many more books I am really looking forward too, but listing all 114 of them would be just too much. Not to mention the books I still have on my wishlist…
Did you already read any of these? Did you like them?
And what’s on your TBR? I would love to know!