My To Be Read list just grows and grows and grows

As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, I started reading books more (again) in the last couple of years. Before that I was always too busy with raising my son, blogging and photography. And before that time period, I was too busy working at smalltown newspapers. When you’re busy writing words, you don’t always enjoy reading them in your down time.

In high school I read a lot, almost all fiction.

When I started reading again I started hearing the acronym TBR. I had no idea what that meant and then someone finally let me know it meant “To be read.”


I’m a bit embarrassed by how large my TBR list is.

There are simply too many books out there and I’m not a super fast reader.

I thought I’d list some of my current TBR list, but let’s be honest, our list will always grow because there are simply so many good books out in the world to read. There is a mix of Christian fiction, non-fiction, and general fiction (mysteries, thrillers, etc.) here:

My (partial) list so far:

The Heart Knows the Way Home by Christy Distler

Lavender Tears Sandra Cunningham

The Love Coward by Naomi Musch

More Than Honor by Carol Ashby

Sarah’s Choice by Pegg Thomas

Fortitude: American Resilience in the Age of Outrage by Dan Crenshaw

So This Is Goodbye by Jodi Allen Brice

Relative Silence by Carrie Stuart Parks

Leora’s Letters by Joy Neal Kidney

The Number of Love Roseanna M. White

Another Man’s Moccasins by Craig Johnson

Ready to Trust by Tina Radcliff

Distortion by Terri Blackstock

The Black Echo by Michael Connelly

When Jesus Wept by Bodie and Brock Thoene

The World Ending Fire by Wendell Berry

What Is True? by Charles Martin

The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart

Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie

I also have a stack of Coleen Coble books that are currently at my mom’s house that I want to dig into at some point this summer. So, fellow readers, how large is your TBR list? No need to list them all for me, but give me a round about number in the comments.

11 thoughts on “My To Be Read list just grows and grows and grows

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  2. My TBR list is very long. I’m not even sure what the count is in my Kindle and since our library opened up again, you know I’m going to be taking 6 or 7 books out at a time. I hear what you said about not reading much when you’re writing words for a living. I don’t think I read very much at all when I worked full-time for a daily newspaper. But that was long ago…now things are different.

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  3. I understand the struggle! My TBR list on goodreads is 39 (I am trying to keep it always under 40 as any more than that number I get overwhelmed), but I also have so many physical books at home that I have not read (maybe about 30 on this one shelf that I am looking at) and then I also have on my kindle etc., but I still love buying books. The TBR pile is just a list of books that I want to read but I fully accept that I may never read them all…..

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  4. I am embarrassed also. It’s a TBF list for me–TO BE FINISHED. 12 or 13 that I am in the middle of reading? Oh dear. I used to read one book at a time, finish it, and go on to the next. But somehow, this change has happened! Lol. Glad to know I’m not the only one with a large list.

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