Maintaining the TBR list
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- prevents me from forgetting about anything, keeps everything fresh in mind.
- Sometimes (okay, rarely), I give up on books at the back of the list that I know will never get ahead of new arrivals because I'll never find sufficient interest.
- Makes themes more evident to me. Had no idea I had so many books with India as their setting, so I spaced them apart in terms of reading. I could have done the opposite, might have been interesting.
I do tend to buy/wishlist more books on weekly themes (last theme was sff dancers), but they never seem to get read that way.
I'm ok with having more than a lifetime's worth of books though. I like knowing there will always be something to read. And I'm a re-reader, too, so it's even harder to get through the TBR pile because I always want to read something I already know is good.
At the beginning of every year, I select the thickest book from each TBR shelf/case and make a stack. I try to read through those in that year. Doing this means that I will read some of those dusty old tomes I've inherited which sounded interesting enough to keep at the time.
I like the theme idea, when it's a theme where the books will inform one another. If the theme is "India" (which I've done), by the fifth or sixth one or hopefully sooner I'll know something now that helps me understand and appreciate that one better.
Other things that may determine what's next: a movie's coming that's based on that book; something about it is topical in the news lately; the author recently died (morbid, but true) or just published a new book or won a prize; I happened across a great review/insight/article about it that got me thinking; etc.