How long will it take you to read your TBR pile?

 

Here is an exercise in hilarity from Read it Forward. A calculator that tells you how long it will take for you to finish your TBR pile!

I used my Goodreads Want to Read shelf (though it’s not comprehensive), and an average of 200 books a year to discover it will take me 13 years and two months to get through my current TBR list. Of course that list continues to grow each day.

How long it will take you to finish your TBR list?

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Veronica The Burgeoning Bookshelf
    Mar 27, 2019 @ 08:42:36

    You still have plenty of time to add a few more thousand books. I worked out it will take me 12 years just to read the unread books on my shelf. But I only read about 70-80 books a year. It’s a bit daunting.

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  2. Kate W
    Mar 27, 2019 @ 10:34:26

    Mine would take just under four years – not too bad (but not realistic given that I keep adding to it!).

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  3. thebookishlibra
    Mar 27, 2019 @ 11:06:32

    Fun and a little scary, lol. My current TBR will take about 6 years to read at the pace I’m currently reading.

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  4. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Mar 27, 2019 @ 11:22:37

    Wow, I’m exhausted just thinking about reading all those books…lol. Great way to tabulate the process.

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  5. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk)
    Mar 27, 2019 @ 11:51:41

    Not sure I want to know. LOL

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  6. Book of Secrets
    Mar 27, 2019 @ 13:12:51

    Wow, 26 years for me!!

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  7. Theresa Smith Writes
    Mar 27, 2019 @ 14:59:07

    This is funny! I have no idea how many books are on my TBR though as my want to read on Goodreads is not the same as the books piled up on my bedroom floor, on the TBR bookcase and in the three plastic tubs and 6 baskets containing them all!

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  8. makix3
    Mar 27, 2019 @ 20:06:14

    hahahah I’ll be 71 years old when I finish reading a current number of books on my TBR list. But the list keeps growing each month… I’ll probably have the same amount of books on the list a 100 years from now! LOL

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  9. Tracey (Carpe Librum blog)
    Mar 27, 2019 @ 21:01:20

    Wow, that was fun to do. I’m very strict about my TBR and what I add to it. I think I’d be wayyy to stressed out if my TBR was as big as yours ShelleyRae.

    And Theresa, how can you stand having books on your bookcase that aren’t shelved on your TBR in GoodReads?? It’s freaking me out, lol! Take a pic and I’ll add them for you πŸ™‚

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  10. Anna
    Mar 28, 2019 @ 00:31:16

    Very cool! I little discouraging for me. So many years to finish. I’d rather just ignore the numbers and chip away one at a time. πŸ˜‚

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  11. Patty Magyar
    Mar 28, 2019 @ 01:47:37

    Years!

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  12. herschelian
    Mar 28, 2019 @ 03:11:46

    This calculator of how long it will take to read my TBR pile has left me feeling a little depressed. I read about 120-130 books each year. My TBR pile is enormous and I am adding to it all the time. The trouble is that I am 69 and according to the calculator I am likely to be dead long before I get through all the books….not a happy situation. Have decided to go through my TRB list (as opposed to my TRB pile) and do some serious weeding out. Oh, and also try to read faster!

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  13. Tanya Atkinson
    Mar 30, 2019 @ 01:58:28

    Okay, first I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that you have over 2,000 books on your TBR. LOL I was hesitant to calculate mine but it wasn’t bad… only 4 years to read my TBR. Than I realized that was assuming that I added nothing else to the TBR. Bahaha!

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