I have an endless TBR. Utterly endless. I am continuously adding new books to my Goodreads to read shelf. Adding books to my TBR isn’t enough for me these days. I find myself coming across books on GR or reading outstanding reviews of books and adding them to other people imaginary TBRs. Even if these people rarely read. I just can’t help myself! The imaginary TBRs are getting so extensive that I feel like I need to document them. So, here we are.
My Husband’s Imaginary TBR:
My husband used to be an avid reader, but over the last 5 or 6 years he’s became more interested in other hobbies. I’m depressed about this often. Maybe that’s why I just keep adding books to his TBR. When I met him he read lots of Star Wars books. It only makes sense to have some new Star Wars books on there, like Catalyst and Lost Stars. He’s a nerd and loves video games, so of course Ready Player One had to go on there as well. I’ve been hearing so many amazing things about the Mistborn series. Honestly, I really want to read that one too. 🙂 Sleeping Giants is one I discovered recently that sounds like something he would like as well.
My Mom’s TBR That Only Lives in My Head:
She’s an ‘I have no time for reading’ person. *weeps* But she used to read. I clearly remember her reading Nicholas Sparks books! I can usually get her to read big name books. She read the Twilight series, THG trilogy, The Da Vinci Code, and Between Shades of Gray (after I sent her this video). But I’ve been trying to get her to read Outlander for YEARS! She would love it! Snow Child and To the Bright Edge of the World sound right up her alley. I also think she would really love and the history and action in the Gold Seer trilogy. She watched 11/22/63 and enjoyed it. I bet she would like the book so much better! And HARRY POTTER! I want her to read HP so so so bad. I’ve also tried to convince her that audiobooks are amazing and make chores much more fun. She always says she doesn’t think she would like listening to a book. Sigh…
My Niece’s TBR…That She Might Actually Read
My 10 year old niece is actually a pretty avid reader. I always buy her books for the holidays and her birthday. I’m always planning what books to buy her for the next occasion, or listing books I’d like for her to read–like Harry Potter. I really want to get her Hundred Percent. I’ve heard amazing things about it and she’s in her last year of elementary school, just like the MC. She loves all things Paris (and I love Lisa Schroeder) so My Secret Guide to Paris sounds like a perfect fit. Some Kind of Happiness and The Girl Who Drank the Moon are on this list because they sound amazing…and I want to read them too. 😉 I’ve also heard great things about Pax and Wolf Hollow. Where You’ll Find Me sounds incredible (and very much like a book I would like lol), but she might still be a bit too young? I’m filing it away for later.
That’s just some of the books I want these people to read. I actually have a much more extensive list in my phone. Obsessed? No! Never! Spiraling on all these books that aren’t usually on my radar was a lot of fun. My TBR grew too, of course. But maybe I have found the perfect book for my non-readers and maybe my niece will fall in love with one of those stories. You never know, and I can dream!
So do you guys do this? Do you make endless TBR lists for other people, even if they aren’t readers? If so what are some of the books on your imaginary TBRs?