I have an extensive TBR. Doesn’t everyone?*
Why can we not be immortal, yo? These dang human lives. It’s so troublesome.
(My TBR will probably grow into a monster and eat me whole at this point but whatever man.)
*You mean, you DON’T have over a thousand books in your TBR? pfffffffffft.
Because It’s YA And I Read Everything YA
OK BUT IF THIS IS MARKETED AS YA I’m probably going to read it, let’s be real. I have low standards for putting books on my TBR.
Hey guys, remember when I actually wanted more books to add to my tbr??
As for actually reading the books, well.. *laughs and runs away because I don’t want to answer that question*
Because It’s By An Author I Know And Love (Who’s Unafraid to Step In*)
I want new books! By authors that I love! Remind me again why authors don’t become machines that just churn out books for us??** #rude
Like, if any of THESE authors publish anything it is officially gold to me and shall be accepted as currency.
- Marissa Meyer
- Leigh Bardugo
- Rick Riordan
- Suzanne Collins
- Renee Ahdieh
- Sarah J. Maas
- Marie Rutkoski
- Marie Lu (because SOMEONE pushed me to add her on)
But also one of my biggest fears is the book not being as good as the book that you have read. Because, then, you see, you will have lied to me.
*DID YOU SEE THAT REFERENCE. DID YOU SEE IT.
**Okay I’m just kidding I swear I LOVE YOU AUTHORS AND EVERYTHING YOU DO WE APPRECIATE YOU GUYS!!!!
Because It’s A Mashup
If I see the phrase “Recommended for fans of (insert favorite author name here)” in the introduction then immediate click.
The only slight problem is the fact that THEY ARE USUALLY LYING.
Why are books always lying, huh? Why can’t you be truthful?
*Me pelting the books with questions*
Because Everyone Else Did
*cough* *cough* No I am not talking about A Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.
LETS BE HONEST. I MAKE 63.8% of my decisions based on other people’s. Apparently this is a psychological effect or something BUT LET US NOT GET INTO THAT.
The super hyped book is something everyone dreads reading… and yes, I am scared that it’s going to disappoint me but you know what? I SHALL BLAME THE INTERNET FOR MY PROBLEMS. #NoneOfThisIsMyFault
But also if everyone has promised me that the book is good I’M GOING TO RELY ON THEIR OPINIONS. I TRUST THE INTERNET. THE INTERNET NEVER LIES*.
I am a very independent human being and not clingy at all shhhhhHHHush.
*10/10 truth. Life advice. NO ONE EVER LIES ON THE INTERNET.
Because I Like The Cover
Shushhhhh with the “don’t judge a book by its cover” because I feel like it’s a recognized thing in the bookish community that WE LOVE THE COVERS. DO WE NOT.
Anyways, yes, several times I have not been interested in the synopsis at all but I added the book to my TBR. But let’s not get into that now.
Me At You Guys:
But really, what is wrong with judging covers, hmm? It’s just appreciating art created by another source. #fact
Because I Like The Synopsis
I’m going to pretend that it isn’t bad that this is not first on my list.
Hahaha what do you mean I should make my own decisions? I do.
I choose between chicken and beef flavored ramen. Look at me adulting.
Things that I like seeing in synopsis’:
- Cute stuff
And… that is all I can think of right now. Darn my brain farts (which have been occurring for the past hour that I have been writing this post HELP)
Because There Are High Reviews
Once again, this is kind of part of the “Because Everyone Else Did” but I CARE ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE’S OPINIONS, OKAY?
Anyways, I probably will just look at the top five reviews and make a judgement based off of that?? And also the reviews of my friends. Because I TRUST THEIR JUDGEMENT. KIND OF.
Because “Just In Case”
Because my biggest bookish fear IS LOSING THE KNOWLEDGE OF A BOOK.
Once I wanted to read a book BUT I COULDN’T FIND IT. BECAUSE IT WASN’T ON MY TBR. *screams*
And now if a synopsis is remotely interesting I immediately add it to my TBR! Because what if in the future I my reading preferences TOTALLY change and I want to read it again?? You gotta be prepared, you know.
But I have losing issues? Like I am deathly afraid of losing important things. I’m like “IT WILL BE GONE FOREVER” which I am deathly afraid of.
Did you know that I have a bunch of classics on my TBR even though I don’t even read classics. But, you know, SOME DAY. MAYBE.
Anyways, basically just add every book you ever see to your TBR and you will officially become me.
What are your reasons for adding a book to your TBR? Are they totally unreasonable? Or are you picky with your TBR?