{Article} Throw Away Your TBR List

Below is a interesting look into a bookworm’s TBR list and why do we really have them at all.

die next to read book


The longer I work in books, the more I’m asked how I keep track of what I want to read. Every reader knows that the options are overwhelming–there are more books being published than ever before, and readers have more options for accessing them–and nobody knows how to manage it. So we ask each other. We build tracking tools and apps and social networks. We sign up for reading challenges. We join book clubs. We’re willing to try just about anything that claims to offer us a way to make order out of the chaos that is the unending flow of book recommendations that come at us every day. And if/when we wrangle our received recommendations into some kind of system, what then? How do we, given the finite nature of our lives and our free time, decide what to read, and when?

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2 thoughts on “{Article} Throw Away Your TBR List”

  1. Interesting article. I agree that if your TBR list makes you dread ticking off the next book, then it’s not a good thing to have around. My TBR list is less To Be Read then To Be Bought, and even then I usually don’t listen to it unless something really draws me in. And it’s never that long, maybe 10 or so priority books at a time.


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