Let’s Talk Bookish – Are Big TBRs A Result of Abibliophobia

Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well! It’s Friday so it is time for another addition of Let’s Talk Bookish! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. This weeks topic is are big TBRs a result of abibliophobia. 

I have to admit, that I did have to google what abibliophobia is, because I had no clue. The official definition of abibliophobia is:

The fear of running out of things to read!

I have learnt something new this week, and it is definitely something I will remember.

Do you have abibliophobia?

I don’t think that I suffer from abibliophobia, because I know there is always more out there to read, especially with my TBR. Because I read a wide variety of genres, there are always new books that I am discovering with elements that really excite me. I also like not to put too much stress into reading, as I think that takes away the fun of reading for me, so if I don’t have anything to read I try not to let it bother me.

Do you add books to your TBR to keep it big, or is it a place where you keep books that seem interesting?

My TBR is always a place for books that I find interesting, I don’t like to add books that I don’t think that I will ever get round to as then it would get out of hand. My TBR is already crazy at 182 books that I own but have not read yet, and that is way too big for my liking. All the books that I purchase are books that I actively want to read in the next couple of months rather than books that I would like to read but don’t have a passion for. I want to make my TBR smaller, but I don’t see that happening any time soon.

Do you have multiple TBRs?

I tend to have a couple of TBRs on the go at any one time as I find it an easy way to keep track of the books I am reading. Each month I have my main TBR, which I post each month which includes all the ARCs and book club books that I need to read each month. I also have a list of books that I would like to get to each month if it is possible. But I am not very strict with my TBR, so I do mood read if I feel myself going into a slump.

Do you think that you possibly suffer from abibliophobia? Do you use a TBR for your reading or are you more of a mood reader? Let me know in the comments below!

7 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish – Are Big TBRs A Result of Abibliophobia

  1. Wow – I didn’t know about abibliophobia. I don’t think I suffer from it, I think I suffer from the opposite – there’s so much to read and not enough time! 🙈

    I have 3 different TBR piles – depending on my mood – I pick from one.


  2. I think I used to suffer from abibliophobia earlier, before I joined the bookish community. I had read most of the books for my age (when I was 10-11) from my local library, and they hardly used to re-stock their books. But once I joined the bookish community, that is, started this blog and joined Goodreads, I am proud to say that I don’t suffer from abibliophobia at all. I know that there are so many books out there that it will take me multiple lifetimes to read all of them😊
    Nice post!


  3. I also learned a new word from this topic haha!
    I think I have a fear of not having enough reading time, instead of not having enough reading material!



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