Me and TBR’s have never had a good relationship. I have the best of intentions at the start of the month but I never end up reading all of the books I set myself. I try giving myself a huge pile to read and it never works and then I try giving myself smaller ones and then that doesn’t end up working.
I have a huge lack of discipline when it comes to reading my own books. When it comes to review books I am fine. I requested them, someone else could have had the copy to review and it would be unfair if I didn’t review them.
Another thing I have found is that when you make a TBR and announce/share it on the usual Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram, it is set in stone. I have no idea why, but it sets the idea in motion that I now HAVE to read them no matter what. What was a past time has suddenly begins to feel like a chore. I then abandon the TBR and just pick books up as and when I feel like reading them.
Looking back at that paragraph, it is kinda pathetic. Talk about lack of discipline. I have talked to fellow bloggers, however, and they have said similar things to me!
13 thoughts on “Why I am no longer making TBR’s”
Blah, I don’t follow my TBR very closely and to the book. It’s just a reference for me to see what books I’d like to read someday and then when I’m in the mood for one genre, I just pick from it and see which one would hit it off. I’m not very methodical in that sense, and I read whatever’s right at the moment. This is why I never follow/join any book challenges because I hate it when I’m restricted to certain books only. Haha.
Faye at The Social Potato Reviews
I think I am becoming more and more like you. I love reading as much as I always have but I have found that making an specific TBR can be a bit arbitrary for me. I also hate being restricted! 🙂
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I am crap with specific TBR lists because I want to read what I want when I want. I usually have my list of beach reads that I am good about sticking to and if I make a “Summer TBR” or whatever it is always with the disclaimer that they may be moved to my Fall TBR. lol I consider my TBR to actually be any book I have on goodreads that I haven’t read. That means it is a LOT of books. That way I don’t have to specify what’s coming up next.
Okay, I have rambled and bored you long enough! Have a beautiful week darling!
I was thinking of doing a Summer TBR. But then I am afraid of deviating from that. Same I have a lot of books on the Goodreads list! It has got the point where I stop paying attention on it.
You don’t ramble! I love reading your comments lovely! 🙂
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I don’t have a TBR besides the HUGE one on Goodreads that lists every book I’ve ever wanted to read. It’s way too long to actually tackle!! The only way that I feel a little bit better about it is by doing the monthly Random Reads meme, which gives at least one book in the huge mountain a chance to be read!! 🙂
Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction
I used to do that on Goodreads but then I just deleted the lot and started again! It did not work for long though! 🙂
I am thinking of doing the random reads meme. It looks pretty good and it would encourage me to read a book from the TBR 🙂 xx
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I’m right there with you, girl! A lot of times, I don’t even mark what I’m currently reading on Goodreads. Sometimes I’ll read a quarter of a book and set it aside for a week before finishing it. If I was to mark all of the books I’m in the process of reading on Goodreads, people would think I’m crazy. It’s over 10 books long for sure. But if I listed them on Goodreads as currently reading, I’d feel pressure to finish them ASAP. Woe is me, right? 🙂
Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages
I have stopped doing that too! I just add it to Goodreads and Instagram when I am finished! I have no idea why I put so much pressure on myself! 🙂
I know! First world problems right? haha!
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I’m exactly the same! I can’t TBR anything because I just go nuts and no longer want to read anything!
I don’t know why I am like this. It is nice to know there are other people like this!
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My only TBR of sorts is for review books. I need a schedule because otherwise I go crazy and don’t read things on time but otherwise because I am such a mood reader, it’s almost impossible for me to stick with a TBR (although my TBR on GR is a whole other story :P)
Fantastic discussion post, Alex!! 🙂
I am such a mood reader too. I am such a bugger for picking books up and then putting them down! 🙂
Thank lovely & Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 xx
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