Looking at your tbr gives you anxiety.
Books are supposed to make us feel happy and relaxed! If your tbr makes you anxious, it’s probably because there are too many books on it, my friends.
You look at some of the books and think “I’ve never even seen that book before!”
I think we all have books on our tbr that we can’t remember the plot of or why we added them. But if you’re looking at a book and you don’t even RECOGNIZE it, the problem is either a cover change or you have so many books you can’t even remember them all.
There’s not enough room on your shelves for all your unread books.
When books are falling on the floor, when you can bathe in the pile of books on the floor, your tbr is probably too long.
Looking at your tbr doesn’t actually make picking your next book easier.
I don’t know about anyone else, but as a Libra who hates making decisions, too many choices can be paralyzing for me. When my tbr is too long it actually makes it HARDER to pick a book, which is the complete opposite purpose it was designed for!
You feel like you need to make excuses for your tbr.
Look, it’s not your perpetually late, super flakey best friend. It’s a list. If you feel like you have to make excuses for it, it’s probably because you’re feeling guilty or something.
You buy more books than you read.
I mean, that’s just math folks.
You have nightmares/stress dreams about your tbr.
Dreams that your tbr morphs into a giant reptile and stomps down the city is a sure sign that it’s become a monster.
You’re a book blogger.
Let’s be honest. All our tbrs are too long. Am I right?
How do you know YOUR tbr is too long? Let me know in the comments!