I read a lot of books. Usually somewhere between 140 and 200 a year. But I buy a lot of books too – last year around 250! This is a screenshot of my To Be Read spreadsheet, which I set up last year to keep track of the unread books I own (I’m still camera-less, but screenshots need no cable, huzzah).
Every book that comes into my room goes on this list, and I just delete them from the spreadsheet when I’ve finished with them (I keep a list of what’s read over here at Not Even Lions). I add information in the third column like B for Begun (as in, what I’m currently reading), N for Non-Fiction (I have a tendency to buy it and then not read it) and whether or not it’s borrowed. The fourth column shows what date it was bought, with C before a year indicating Christmas, and pre meaning before 2008 (but I can’t remember when) – this is just to remind me of the long wait some of my books have had, as I also keep a list of what I’ve acquired, when, and how much it was at Not Even Lions.
So, as of today, the list stands at 184 – when I got home from Oxford on Sunday, it was at 196, so I’ve made some progress! I doubt it will ever get down to zero, but that’s okay, as long as I get to everything eventually…
How do you keep track of your TBR list? Tell me about your organisation system in the comments, and let me know if you’d like a picture of the TBR books themselves!