To be read out of control!

So, I have a slight obsession with books. I’m not sure if any of you have worked that out yet or not, but I do haha. At the moment my TBR pile is absolutely out of control. I have so many eARCs waiting to be read and have feedback given.

All of these are eARCs from Netgalley. So. Many. I have an issue, I go on just to check my netgalley almost daily, and to give feedback every few days when I’ve finished a book. However, as soon as I am on this website, I can’t help but start browsing through ALL the pretties sitting there available for request, and some even available as straight up ‘read now’. I. JUST. KEEP. REQUESTING.

And it’s not just my e-galleys out of control, my physical TBR is just as bad.


Plus the two books that are still on their merry way to my doorstep…and the one that I am currently thinking about purchasing right now…

I.CANNOT.STOP.BUYING.BOOKS. These two pictures don’t include the 77 e-books I currently have sitting on my kindle waiting to be read either. I have over a year’s worth of books waiting to be read. I didn’t realise the enormity of my TBR pile until just now. What’s that word again? The phobia of running out of things to read? Abibliophobia, that’s it (thank you google). Though I’m not sure it’s an ACTUAL phobia, as I can’t be bothered reading more into it right now (read lazy), I still believe I have this. I cannot handle not having a stack of books sitting there praying to their book God, that I pick them to read next.

Does anyone else have this innate need to continuously purchase books? How do you decide what to read next? Do you choose by cover? Blurb? Author? The fact that you’re meant to be giving feedback on a title? How do you narrow down your TBR piles? I personally don’t think I can handle just writing a book off because the pile is too large. I think I need to go to Bookoholics Anonymous, and start the long road to recovery on my book addiction….


Who am I kidding, I’m never going to stop buying books, lets face it. And plus, Kindle has so many awesome deals on the first book of a series, generally they’re free. I get sucked in EVERY TIME!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Chenay Collins says:

    Yes i have this issue haha books are life

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jess Smith says:

      Hahaha I’m glad I’m not alone!!


  2. Buying and reading books may be an addiction – but it is good for you and will make you smarter!


    1. Jess Smith says:

      That is very true. It’s one of the best addictions I believe 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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