Bibliophile Problems: When Your TBR Pile Gets Out of Hand


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One of perks of being a bibliophile is buying tons of books…but what happens when those books goes into your TBR (to be read pile)?

Over time a TBR pile could pile up massively and become a mess because of three reasons:

  • a) You have a lot of books and you forget some that are placed in your TBR pile
  • b) You get a really cool new book and read it immediately instead of one in the TBR pile
  • c) You are very busy and don’t have time to get to those books you want to read

Here are some tips to help manage your TBR and keep it from getting out of hand:

1) Set a goal for yourself to read a certain number of books at a time or certain period of time (make it a realistic number)

2) Read when ever you’re not busy or have free time on the go. That was you can get your tasks done and catch up on reading (aka multitasking)

3) Slow down your pace on buying new books….Haha! Who am I kidding? That’s probably not gonna happen…

Well anyways, I hope these tips help!

How do you manage your own TBR pile from getting out of hand? (I could use some advice myself) Do you have any tips? Let me know! 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Bibliophile Problems: When Your TBR Pile Gets Out of Hand

  1. Lately I’ve found what works for me (although maybe not applicable for everyone if you don’t request from NetGalley or others like it) is reading one of my own books, usually a paperback that’s sitting on my shelf, and then alternating with an ARC I’ve requested. It seems to balance it out for me pretty well 🙂

  2. I think Kayla’s tip is a good one. That’s what I’m trying to do as well – read one review copy for every few personal books I read (including book club books).

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