Thursday, September 11, 2014

The TBR Tag

I have something a little different for today's post. I've been tagged by Lola at Hit or Miss Books to talk about the books I have in my TBR pile. Rachel at A Perfection Called Books and Dana at Dana Square created this tag.

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

I keep a To Read list on Goodreads like probably just about everyone else with a Goodreads account, but I also keep track of the books I own and haven't read or need to review with the iPhone app Weave. Not only does it proved a convenient list of To Read books right in my pocket, but it's also incredibly easy to use and lets alerts me when I set due dates for books I want to review by a certain date.

You can check out Weave HERE if you're interested.

Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?

It's mostly ebook, because, well, ebooks are so much easier to collect and store. I'd have no space to walk around my house if I owned print copies of all the books on my TBR! But my print TBR is growing since I started blogging three years ago, due to ARCs and giveaways and whatnot.

A Book That’s Been On Your TBR List The Longest?

The longest? Angelfall by Susan Ee. It's been on my TBR since July 8th, 2011. You have no idea how many times I've almost bought this book. But I always remember just as I'm about to buy it that me and angel books, we don't always get along, and then I talk myself out of buying it and get something else instead. It looks good though!

It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

A Book You Recently Added To Your TBR?

One of the last books I've added to my TBR is Stone in the Sky by Cecil Castellucci. It's the sequel to Tin Star, which I read and loved earlier this year. Space stations and aliens? What's not to love!

In this thrilling follow-up to Tin Star, Tula will need to rely on more than just her wits to save her only home in the sky.

After escaping death a second time, Tula Bane is now even thirstier for revenge. She spends much of her time in the Tin Star CafĂ© on the Yertina Feray—the space station she calls home. But when it's discovered that the desolate and abandoned planet near the station has high quantities of a precious resource, the once sleepy space station becomes a major player in intergalactic politics. In the spirit of the Gold Rush, aliens from all over the galaxy race to cash in—including Tula's worst enemy.

A Book In Your TBR Strictly Because Of Its Beautiful Cover?

I was actually surprised there weren't more books in my TBR that are only in there because of the cover. But I did find this Fingerprints of You by Kristen-Paige Madonia. I added it because the cover is absolutely gorgeous, but I don't have that much desire to actually read it.

Lemon grew up with Stella, a single mom who wasn’t exactly maternal. Stella always had a drink in her hand and a new boyfriend every few months, and when things got out of hand, she would whisk Lemon off to a new town for a fresh beginning. Now, just as they are moving yet again, Lemon discovers that she is pregnant from a reckless encounter—with a guy Stella had been flirting with.

On the verge of revisiting her mother’s mistakes, Lemon struggles to cope with the idea of herself as a young unmarried mother, as well as the fact that she’s never met her own father. Determined to have at least one big adventure before she has the baby, Lemon sets off on a cross-country road trip, intending not only to meet her father, but to figure out who she wants to be.

A Book On Your TBR That You Never Plan on Reading?

They All Fall Down by Roxanne St. Claire. I think it looks hilarious, but I don;t think I'll ever actually read it. I did read and enjoy Don't You Wish by St. Claire, so I guess there's hope that I'll read this one someday, but probably not.

"Pretty Little Liars" meets "Final Destination" in this YA psychological thriller that will have readers' hearts racing right till the very end!

Every year, the lives of ten girls at Vienna High are transformed.

All because of the list.

Kenzie Summerall can't imagine how she's been voted onto a list of the hottest girls in school, but when she lands at number five, her average life becomes dazzling. Doors open to the best parties, new friends surround her, the cutest jock in school is after her.

This is the power of the list. If you're on it, your life changes.

If you're on it this year? Your life ends.

An Unpublished Book On Your TBR That You’re Excited For?

Uh, yeah. The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead, no contest. If you've been following this blog for any amount of time, you know I'm compltely obsessed with this series and AHHHHH! After the things that went down in Silver Shadows I can hardly wait for February 10th! Though I'm going to be so, so sad when it's over.

The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead's New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here...

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

(Also, OMG that cover!!!! The pink/purple is my favorite thing ever!)

A Book On Your TBR That Basically Everyone’s Read But You?

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I feel like everyone has read this book (or, at least, one of Rowell's books), except for me. I own it, is the thing, I just haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan...

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words... And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

A Book On Your TBR That Everyone Recommends To You?

I feel like everyone recommends Splintered by A.G. Howard. I think it looks really cool, but I've been putting off getting a copy (despite that beautiful cover) because I'm worried about it falling into the usual paranormal romance love-triangle mold. Although, with so many people recommending it maybe I should just give it a try, huh?

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

A Book On Your TBR That You’re Dying To Read?

Aside from The Ruby Circle (which is the actual answer to this question), that would have to be Talon by Julie Kagawa. Because Julie Kagawa plus dragons cannot be a bad thing!

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

Thanks again to Lola at Hit or Miss Books for tagging me. This was the first tag post I've ever done and it turned out to be really fun :)


  1. Don't worry about Fangirl, I still haven't read it either, haha. We could do some read-a-long to catch up with everyone else :)

    And you really should read Angelfall, it's not really like other angel books.

    1. Haha. Okay, next time I'm about to buy Angelfall (and there will be a next time because every time I see it I want it!) I'll stop talking myself out of it and just get it.

      You haven't read it either? That makes me feel better. it's like that time when I hadn't read The Fault in Our Stars and practically everyone else had... I'd totally be up for a read along to catch up. Reading buddies = motivation!

  2. Haven't read Fangirl or Angelfall either. And oooh hahaha, I'm so confused. will you end up reading They All Fall Down or not? XD I'd go on the latter. Instinct. ;) Thank you for doing the tag, Jesse. I had real fun reading your answers and it's really helpful that you put the blurbs as well! :D

    1. Haha, yeah. I probably won't end up reading They All Fall Down. And thank you for tagging me. it was so much fun :)

  3. I'm going to join everyone and rec that you read Splintered. Such a good book and I came into it with hesitations.

    And Angelfall and Fangirl need to be read like yesterday!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

    1. I'll give Splintered a try then :) It's nice to know someone else who was hesitant going in and liked it.

  4. So many books, so many time! :')

    I really need to read Angelfall. I have heard so many good things about this books!

    I hope you get to all of your TBR pile soon! :)

    Thanks for sharing! :)

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

  5. ooh great picks!! I love your way of organizing your TBR. Ooh enjoy Lailah, it's really good :) Everyone recommends Splinter to me too! You're not alone, I haven't read Fangirl either.... I'm so excited for Ruby Circle :D

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books


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