A Peek at My TBR

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I never talk about my TBR pile because, well, I used to don’t have one.


I know it sounds suspicious, but it was true! All in all, I’ve been blogging for 5 years (even though I’ve only been active for 2.5-3 years actually) and during the first 2 or 3 years, I managed to keep my bookshelves TBR free. While other bloggers and booktubers struggling with their TBR pile, I don’t have any. This is mainly because I only buy one or two books/ month. My parents wouldn’t allow me to buy, say, like 10  books per month. But on my phone, in e-book version? That’s another story 😀

But then, I grew up. As in, I moved out for university and had more pocket money. And also the fact that my blog grew and I am more exposed to the blogging and publishing world. Not to mention the annual book sale event a.k.a christmas. As the result, I have acquired quite a number of TBR lounging around at my place.


I recently went to an another annual book sale event in my country, Big Bad Wolf. This is the third time the event is hosted in Indonesia and while I felt the quality decreasing, I managed to bought 4 books. Then I realized I actually have no place to put all the books anymore and I spent quite a lot of money even though it’s still the beginning of the year, so I decided to go on a book buying ban. To make an extra effort, I also decided to list all the books I have to read, or in other words, my TBR list. Hopefully this will enforce the ban and serve as a reminder to STOP BUYING BOOKS!!1!!1.

Physical books in bahasa

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Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Caroll // The Hollow Needle by Maurice LeBlanc // Mafia Mafia by Maurice LeBlanc // Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

There’s only a few book in this category as I haven’t bought any books in bahasa for ages. However, it also means all the books in this category is 2+ years old. I used to enjoy Arsene Lupin series but idk I’ve been making no progress at all.

Physical books in english

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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon // Half Bad by Sally Green // The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness // Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare // A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi //  Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor // Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes // Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas // Buried Giants by Kazuo Ishiguro // The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden by Emma Trevayne // Dangerous Days in Ancient Egypt by Terry Dreary // Tinder by Sally Gardner

So, the first two was from last year’s Big Bad Wolf. The next three were from last year’s christmas sale. Strange the Dreamer was from a giveaway in early 2017 and the last 4 books are from this year’s Big Bad Wolf haul 🙈


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Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt // Twice Dead by Caitlin Seal // The Oddling Prince by Nancy Singer // Clara Voyant by Rachelle Delaney // The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cormick // Portrait of A Murderer by Anne Meredith // The Price Guide to Occult by Leslye Walton // Intermission by Serena Chase

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity, but if I’m being honest, life has been pretty overwhelming lately and I’ve fallen into a weird funk of reading-or-not, it’s hard to read normal tbr, let alone ARCs. I’m trying to get to them as soon as possible but it’s sooo hard!

Total tally: 24 books


Tell me about your TBR: How many books do you have there? Have you ever done a book buying ban? How long does your ban last?



16 Replies to “A Peek at My TBR”

  1. I probably have 130 titles on my TBR (not physical books, just stuff I want to read). I’m pretty good about not buying books. I have a really good county library system where I live, so I use that a LOT.


  2. Wow, your TBR looks amazing! Honestly, I used to be like you where I hardly ever had more than 1-2 books in my TBR at a time. Then I started shopping for second hand books and my TBR absolutely exploded! I’m not yet at the point where I’m ready to ban myself just yet, but I’m definitely trying to force myself to slow down and be a little more choosey with what I buy.


  3. Oh but… I still don’t really have a TBR hahaha. I don’t buy tons of books per month either, my TBR is of about 4 books right now,haha. I think I’m weird 😛
    I hope you will love all of these especially Strange the Dreamer, heard amazing things about that one 🙂 x


  4. I think I have about 28 physical TBR books and like 150 non-physical I’ll-get-to-it-at-some-point books, so I feel ya! Your list looks great! I’m loving the covers for those middle grade books!


  5. My physical book TBR is well over 100, and my digital is just embarrassing. My GR TBR is endless. I just want to read all the books. You have some really good ones. I hope you get to them.


  6. Even if I could count all the books on my TBR, I am not sure I’d want to? We’re talking well over a thousand, though the state of my Kindle means that it could probably be far more. So you are impressing the hell out of me with 24! AND they’re a lot of good ones, too, so hopefully you will really like them!

    I haven’t done an actual buying ban, because then I get tempted even more, but I have tried really hard in years past to tone it down, and have done pretty well! I think last year I only bought 23 books total (including ebooks!) and this year I have only bought like, 5 so far? So really, not bad!


  7. I have a serious problem with buying books and never reading them. Over the years (and I’m talking my whole life, not just recently) I have acquired hundreds of books. I’ve put most of them on my Goodreads, and the number scares me so much. I know that I’ve probably lost interest in a lot of them, but I find it really hard to give books away.

    I got most of the books through secondhand book fairs, through blogging, and through gifts. It makes me feel a little bit better that I didn’t buy them all new all myself, haha! Though I would really like to start going through them, instead of focusing on new releases all the time.

    I hope you get through some of these, Tasya! I recommend The Bone Season, A Crown of Wishes, and The Princess Diaries 😀


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