TBR Calculator: This is Going to Take Longer Than I Thought…

So I saw this lovely post over on The Little Book Cottage, and I thought, “Hey, I should put my TBR shelf list into this and see how long it’ll take me to read them all!”

Bad idea. I mean, good idea, because it gives me a timeframe, but man.

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This was my result if I read 120 books a year, like I did in 2016. This is if I only read books I had on my TBR (meaning, the ones I owned, I didn’t count the ones I didn’t own yet), and also didn’t buy more books.

… Yeah, like that was going to happen. This is what happened when I made it slightly more realistic to what would actually happen.

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But! It does make me want to up my reading goal (both on Goodreads and on my TBR shelf) so that I can read more. And also refrain from buying too many new books. Except, I really can’t hold back at those library sales. They’re just too good of steals.

The calculator can be found here, if you’re interested in checking your own TBR out. Let me know your results if you do, I’m super curious.

Thanks for reading!


2 thoughts on “TBR Calculator: This is Going to Take Longer Than I Thought…

  1. My TBR shelf on GR, all the books I want to read whether I own them or not, is almost reaching 900 T_T I have already come to terms with the fact that I will never read them all– especially since I also want to re-read some favorites.
    Going on Goodreads and finding new books or being a part of Netgalley where I can review the new books is so dangerous to my TBR shelf..


    1. Whoa! That’s a lot of books, but I can understand the feeling! Even with the few hundred I have, I have a feeling some of them I’ll just never get around to reading, since I’m not including any books I don’t own (yet I still want to read). There are too many potentially good books out there to try. D:


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