Book Tag: The TBR Book Tag


I have been watching a lot of Booktubers on Youtube recently and they do a lot of Book Tags, so when I came across this Tag on, A Rambling Reviewers blog and it seemed interesting so thought I would give it ago


If you do come across any Book Tags let me know.


So here we go


How do yoy keep track of your TBR?
I don’t have one fixed list with every book on my TBR,  So they are spread all over the place in the following locations:  Goodreads, wishlist on Kobo, reserved book form the library, books I own on Kobo, and other books I want to read but are on no permanent list.


Is Your TBR mostly print or e-books?
This is easy as I almost exclusively read e-books, so they are in that format or though I do have the odd print book which are a legacy from before I got my e-reader.


A book that’s been on your TBR the longest?
That’s easy I am looking at it right now it is Eugeine & Napoleon III by David Duff, it was published in 1978, and working it out I either won it that year or the one after. The Book was a prize in a tombowler when I was a child and I could either take the book or chocolate, even though the book was way to old for me I took the book instead

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Book that has been longest  on TBR


A book you recently added to your TBR?
That’s Peter Pan I it was added today, as I said earlier I have been watching a lot of Booktube recently and one of them who I like Merphy Napier, says it is her favourite book. Now as I live near Nottingham, where J M Barrie lived and worked and is said to get some of his ideas for the book I thought I would add it to my TBR.


A book on Your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?
As some one who uses an e-reader to read books I would say as the screen is only black and white, I do not add books to my TBR on the beauty of the cover alone, but books are on my TBR list because the cover intrigued me when I first saw it


A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?
All my books on my TBR like any reader I am planning on reading (honest), but of those the on I would say I am least likely to read is Tiger By Tash Aw, I know nothing about it, all of a sudden I owned a copy when I was pressing buttons on my Kobo other than that I know nothing about it.


An unpublished book on your TBR That you’re excited for?
Another easy one as it is not due to be published in march and that is The Mirror and the Light (The Wolf Hall Trilogy, Book 3), this is the final book of the series and it comes out  the 5th of march.

unpublished book on your TBR


A book on your TBR that Basically everyone’s read but you?
That would be The Handmaid’s Tail by Margaret Atwood, I have not watched the TV series, but I got the book last year, but not got around to reading it yet.


A book on Your TBR that every one recommends to you?
I would say The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett, or any of the Discworld series, this has been recommended on and of since the late 1990’s, so I may read one eventually.


A Book on your TBR that your dying to read?
This would be The Last by Hanna Jameson, which is about a murder among 20 people after they survive a nuclear war.

The one I am dying to read


How many books are on your Goodreads self?
That is 469, or though a lot of them I have already read, I took a break and deleted my account, so when I started it up again some of the books that I added as I want to read I already read before.


So Their You Have my TBR book tag, either do it you self or had any comments bellow.

Re-reading A Childhood Favourite

This year as I said in a previous post I am doing the Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge, one of the categorize is read a book that you read as a child, this gave me the push to re-read The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MaLean, which I have not read for over 10 years and really enjoyed this book.

Why This Book? Continue reading “Re-reading A Childhood Favourite”

Burning Island by Suzanne Goldring Review

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Burning Island is the second book by Suzanne Goldring, after My Name is Eve, which I read last year, you can read my review here,

The story is set on the Greek Island of Corfu, split into 2 distinct story lines. The first starts during World War II more specific, June 1944, with the Germans now in Continue reading “Burning Island by Suzanne Goldring Review”

Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge 2020


A number of books I have read, so far and will read, later this year, have come about because I am doing the reading Challenge, set by Anne Bogel on the Modern Mrs Darcy website. Anne herself runs the website, as well as the podcast What Should I Read Next (wsirn) and has written a number of books including the book Don’t Over Think It, which comes out in march 2020.

The challenge itself involves reading, 12 books in the following categories:

A book published in the decade you were born
A debut Novel Continue reading “Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge 2020”

Reading Life And Mental Health

reading and the mind image

I have not posted in a while although I have continued buying and reading books in that time. The main reason for this is I am, suffering from anxiety and depression, having been diagnosed over a year ago. I am going though treatment at the moment and with the close support of my family I am getting through it although slowly. Though this post is partly about my Mental Health I will only concentrate on how this effects my reading and this blog.   

Minutes Per Session

This is always key state for me in telling how am feeling at the moment, I use a Kobo ereader, for my fiction reading, and pay particular attention to the Minutes per session of time I read, as the better I fell the longer I read for when I pick a book up.  

Having to finish a Book

I know this is a highly debated among readers if you should always finish every book you start. For me at the moment I feel, that I have, no choice in the matter in that I have to finish every book I start as the times when I am not enjoying a book Is it my depression or the book.

clock and book

Total time Read each month

Every month I get an email telling me the total length of time I have bean reading using my Kobo ereader. This gives me an over view of how I have feeling for the previous month.

Looking for new books

Like most readers I can spend as much time looking for a books to read as much a reading them, My To be read list can grow every time I am within reading distance of a book cover either in a store or on-line. However their are times when going out side is hard let alone going into the city even to do something I find pleasure in doing.


I love every thing about the reading life including talking about books but my mental health means that it is very had to meet people and talk about a book I am reading or even write about it.


This is a lack of get up and go with reading or this blog I work out in my mind what I want a post to be about, or even get as far as planning what I want to write. Then my mental health kicks in and I just don’t do it or a I start it to finish it latter and then I do not go back to it.

The above are just of the few ways that mental health affects me in my reading life and they even go and effect my life outside of reading. The one thing that helps me is the ability to talk to someone about what is happening and that is what I advise you to do if some of these things are happening to you.