The Tottering TBR // Episode XV // The Saga Continues

So I haven’t posted a Tottering TBR Episode since all the way back in February!  But life seems to be somewhat under control again (ha!), and I am working my way back into my more regular blogging habits.

A couple of weeks ago I did a pretty massive overhaul of the TBR, sorting some titles into the categories where they belonged, deleting duplicate entries, and other things like that.  I’m sure there are still lots of things I missed, and it’s still not uncommon for me to choose a book and then either remove it from the list based on a reread of the synopsis, or DNF it within the first few chapters.  I’m a generous adder to the TBR because I don’t (usually) feel obligated to actually finish books.

Anyway, as most of you know, I keep the TBR divided into five basic categories:

  • The General TBR:  All standalones and duologies
  • The Personal TBR:  All books that I personally own, physical and ebooks, but any series are only counted as one entry; books that I’ve read since I started blogging are considered checked off the list
  • The Series TBR:  Any set of books with at least three books that are not mystery/thrillers – each series counts as one entry
  • The Mystery Series TBR:  For…  you guessed it!  Mystery series!  Each series counts as one entry
  • Nonfiction:  For nonfiction titles that I don’t actually own – all my own nonfiction are include in the Personal TBR

So, here are the current totals for each category:

  • General:  783
  • Personal:  629
  • Series:  220
  • Mystery Series:  103
  • Nonfiction:  77

In case you were wondering, that adds up to 1,918 entries, which would be bad enough… except a BUNCH of those actually represent multiple books.

Now, I found this convenient TBR calculator that tells you how long it will take you to read through all your books, given the number of books on the TBR and how many books you read per year.  I went conservative and multiplied my 1,918 by only four to reach 7,672, and estimated that I read about 100 books per year.  This means that as long as I do not add a SINGLE other book, I’ll finish these in March of 2094 at the ripe young age of 108.  Sounds doable, right??

In the meantime, I’ll keep you all updated on how many books I add and which ones.  If the rest of you could stop reading really good books and then writing enticing reviews about them, that would really help me out a lot…  ;-)