Top 10 True & Depressing TBR Pile Memes

Don´t bother denying it. You all have those pesky TBR lists that make your lives a living bookish nightmare. Even Norrie from Reading Under The Blankie calls her TBR pile the Mountain of Doom. That´s exactly what a TBR pile is – A good for nothing pile of books that do nothing but collect dust and cobwebs somewhere in a hidden corner ( or in plain sight ) and makes us feel a special kind of guilt.

The guilt trip our silent companions put us through isn´t pleasant. We keep pacifying our guilt by promising ourselves that we´ll, ONE DAY, reach out for the pile and grab an untouched treasure.

( Insert hysterical laugh )

Yeah…. Good one, right? We all know it´s never going to happen. Even the meme world thinks it´s worthy enough to make fun of.

Which brings me back to this posts topic….

I present you the Top 10 True & Depressing TBR Pile Memes. 

Mind you- These memes are spot on true. Let me hear y´all book loving people´s opinions on these… Enjoy.


  1. A book lover´s anthem.

( insert tune from the Star Spangled Banner) O-oh say can you seeee, all the books I can never find time to read….

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2. * Cough cough, clears throat, looks away *










3. TBR Bookcases, my dear. Plural. 

I´m often speechless when someone complains to me about their itsy bitsy 2 book TBR pile.

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4. * Looks down at feet, whistles, runs away *

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5. One day we´ll find someone who believes us.

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6. The TBR – O – Meter

Thank all that´s fully and pink that no one has invented a TBR – O – Meter gadget. We don´t need the evidence.

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Then become a sobbing mess because the month has just started and you´re already dirt poor.




8. The reason why I´ve grown fond of Kellogg´s Corn flakes.




9. Some things are better left unknown.

Those numbers are depressing. And they´re not even my own.

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10.  * stops singing the national TBR Pile anthem *

No shit?

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That´s it for today. It´s time to retreat so I can lick my depressed wounds.

Tell me…. do these come close to your TBR pile truth? 

I hope you all enjoyed my Top 10 True & Depressing TBR Pile Memes.

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10 thoughts on “Top 10 True & Depressing TBR Pile Memes

  1. OMG I think I actually DO have more books in my physical TBR than food in my fridge… I swear I’m an adult… OK that might be debatable.
    Thank you for making me laugh so much I almost spit out my wine. But of course I didn’t because wine is precious.

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    1. NEVER (!!) spit out wine! That sh*t´s too expensive to spray all over the place. Lol. We´re adults, for crying out loud ( sometimes… maybe once a month. Or every other blue moon. Lol ) YES! I always say “I´m starving for knowledge and ya can´t find that in the fridge.” I´m so happy you enjoyed this post. ❤

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  2. LOL 😀 Thanks for making me laugh my ass of early in the morning. Haha. Love this post!
    I have a TBR flat… the books are everywhere. Even inside my wardrobe… 😀
    I used to have most of my unread stuff on my kindle, but i think the physical books are now equalling that.

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  3. Bahahahaha I was supposed to be on a book buying ban last month. I lasted 2 weeks and ended up buying more books than the month before. Complete fail lmao. Tsundoku. Huh. There’s a word for everything lol

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