Abibliophobia is the fear of running out of reading material, and TBRs are lists of books you plan to read.
Do you have abibliophobia? Do you add books to your TBR to keep it big, or is it a place where you keep books that seem interesting?
I didn’t know abibliophobia was a thing at all, so I had to do some research for this one. My TBR is huge and ever-growing. It currently stands at 341 books. However, I don’t believe it’s a result of abibliophobia. The major reason my TBRs are so huge is because I essentially stopped reading for about 5-6 years during my final years of high school and through university, but I never stopped browsing the new releases, so things just piled up. For me, my TBR is a place to log books that I think I would enjoy – there’s no guarantee I’ll read everything on it at all, and I actually go through and remove books regularly that I’m no longer interested in, and move up other titles in batches to choose from in between reading new titles. My goal is to someday bring the number down to zero, but honestly, I don’t think abibliophobia would ever be a problem for me, because I find reading material very easily, and if not, I can always reread some old favourites!
Do you have multiple TBRs? If you don’t have a TBR, how do you find your next read?
Yes, I have one main TBR and those titles are categorized into several smaller ones by genre or theme. Classics, retellings, mythology, time travel and historical fiction (further classified by era) are all separate TBRs that I use. When it comes to finding my next read, the current year’s new releases always take priority, and when in between these titles, I choose books from my backlist.
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