Writer Wednesday: The TBR Pile

This month’s topic is “Show Us Your TBR Pile.”

Well, I don’t have To Be Read piles. I have To Be Read shelves.

There are a few more unread books scattered around, on a shelf above my bed, on the back of the living room couch, on the bottom of a bookcase that’s mostly full of DVDs. But here are the bulk of my TBR books.

TBR Shelves

A while back when I realized I could no longer find anything, I reorganized the shelves in my bedroom. More recently I held a purge, passing a lot of books I wasn’t going to read (or reread) on through Half Price Books. What’s left are the books I really mean to read. One of these days.

Up there by the blue elephant, those are steampunk novels and stories. One the next level down, the left and center sections are science fiction, with the occasional fantasy. To the right, romance. More romance left and center on the next shelf down, while the right hand section holds mysteries. The bottom shelf is general fiction, thrillers, historical novels, that sort of thing, with a few nonfiction books on the center right. (Those are Harry Potter and Tolkien over on the right—I’ve read them.)

We’re not even talking about my Kindle, either. Lots of TBR books there. I’ve just bought a Voyage to download them to. Tell you more about that soon.

The Wednesday Writers are a little shorthanded this month, but do visit Tamra Baumann, Priscilla Oliveras, Jean Willett, and Sharon Wray for more TBR piles. We’ll be back next month with our tales of romantic dates.

WW January

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sharon Wray
    Jan 13, 2016 @ 07:14:13

    Love seeing your shelves, Kay. And I’m so glad I’m not the only book hoarder in the group!



    • Kay Hudson
      Jan 13, 2016 @ 08:29:54

      Sharon, I still have my late husband’s vast collection of books on military history (a subject I’m not particularly interested in) and he’s been gone since 2002. When I find a new home for those I’ll have another floor to ceiling bookcase for me.



  2. Jean Willett
    Jan 13, 2016 @ 07:32:13

    I’m so relieved to see someone else with *shelves* of books to be read or have read. I’m moving, so the thought of purging my books is daunting. They all have a reason for being…and I’ll have to be strong to send them on their way to another reader. 🙂



    • Kay Hudson
      Jan 13, 2016 @ 08:31:05

      Years ago, my mom sold her house to a woman who loved to read, and left about 90 percent of her books to the new homeowner. Good thing, because she moved in with me, and brought that other 10 percent with her.



  3. tamrabaumann
    Jan 13, 2016 @ 10:27:28

    I love that your TBR “pile’ is so organized by subject Kay. Mine never was, that’s why moving to digital was a good thing for me.



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