April’s TBR bookshelf

Every month I decided to pick out the print books I want to get to sooner rather than later. Sometimes there’s a theme. April is a free for all.

April’s TBR

  • Behind the Scenes at the Museum – Kate Atkinson
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery
  • Kindred – Octavia Butler
  • Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
  • In Real Life – Cory Doctorow
  • Henna House– Nomi Eve
  • Trigger Warning -Neil Gaiman
  • The first Bad Man – Miranda July
  • The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
  • The History of Love – Nicole Krauss
  • We Are Called to Rise – Lauren McBride
  • Becoming Madame Mao – Anchee Min
  • Sacré Bleu – Christopher Moore
  • Island of a Thousand Mirrors – Nayomi  Munaweera
  • The Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama
  • Dept. of Speculation – Jenny Offill
  • The Quick – Lauren Owen
  • The Geek’s Guide to Dating – Eric Smith
  • A Hundred Secret Senses – Amy Tan
  • Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Of course this doesn’t count comics, ebooks, or audiobooks I might want to get to. Because that ALWAYS happens.

What books are you hoping to read this month?

TBR Time.

I get a lot of book email. I even have a separate email set up for my bookish stuff. Lately it’s Out of Print, telling me they’re having a sale and I need new shirts (I’m hiding my credit card right now). Or it is all the publishing houses telling me to read this awesome book coming out. Which I generally do. Which kinda works with the email I just got for TBR Time.

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Sorry it’s kind of blurry!


I click on it and it tells me to put in my current TBR, my total read count from last  year and then my age.

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I know!



I put in 800 books. That’s the number on my Goodreads account as we speak. This number is ALWAYS fluctuating. Last year’s count was 275. And for at least a little while longer, I’m 31.

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You get the gist.

My results are as follows.

  • Reading 800 books will take: 2 years and 10 months
  • You will finish your TBR pile on: January 18, 2018
  • And you will be: 34 years old

So there you have it, folks. I won’t have to read anymore after January of 2018. What will I do with all that free time? Obviously we know this isn’t going to happen. We add to our TBRs all the time. Either with new books that are just being published or old books that we’re just discovering. I reread stuff all the time too. Also there’s the fact, right now I’m not in the mood for Middlemarch. I might not be in the next two years.

Is this an exact science? Of course not. I doubt it’s really offered as one. Is it fun though? Absolutely.

What does your TBR Time say?