It’s been a really really long time since I last participated but I love talking about my crazy TBR pile, so here we go!
This week’s Monday Question by Buchfresserchen is:
Which book currently has been on your TBR the longest?
I love my TBR, I really do. So many books I can look forward to! However, it’s no secret that it’s gotten out of hand. Well, this year is a different story since I’m on a tight budget and can’t afford buying any more books. The last couple of years, however … let’s not talk about it. Currently, I have exactly 967 books on my TBR (and I’m still impressed I haven’t hit the 1,000 mark yet).
Unfortunately, I don’t really know for sure which books have been there the longest. I only started my lists in 2008 and I had already a rather big TBR pile back then. The oldest books I can pinpoint date back to 2005. However, there are also 148 books of which I don’t remember a purchase date. I try to reconstruct the dates from time to time and sometimes I’m successful, but most times, I can’t tell. Most of these books are not that old, but some might actually be older than 2005.
As of the books I actually have a date, the one that’s been on my TBR the longest is Blitz und Pam [OT: The Black Stallion and the Girl] by Walter Farley. I got it on the 4th of April in 2005 from ebay. It’s probably going to stay on the TBR a little longer since I’m still hunting down one of the rarer German books in the series. But one day, I will get to it.
You want to share your thoughts on the topic? Fell free to do so! Participation is simple: Each Monday, Buchfresserchen publishes a new Monday Question (in German), which can be answered over the course of one week. Just write a post with your thoughts and link to it using this form here.