READER BEWARE! I’m all over the place with this post – I was going to delete it because the more I think about things Im not exactly rogue. But I’m going to leave it because I really want to know what your TBR style is:
I often get myself into a bit of a reading conundrum because I go a little rogue when I select books to read. Some can be clunkers. But I never research books or read reviews ahead of time (except for my library job). I’ll never change the way I do things because, first of all, I’m stubborn and second, I think it’s fun to randomly pick books based on my gut reaction to the cover, title or very brief description. (Slight exception: I do have trusted friends and bloggers whose recommendations are ones I follow, but I never research the book beyond that). I guess I like to be surprised! That said, I’m occasionally disappointed, but you know what? You can be just as disappointed after reading a book receives hype.
My Kindle is still loaded with books I quickly picked to read during a recent trip. I’ve read three of them and I’m working my way through the titles. That’s as close to a TBR that I’ll ever use. Normally, I don’t like the feeling of having too many books waiting for me to read. Too stressful and not fun!
Here’s a contradiction: I love to hear and talk about what other people are reading and have read. I guess what I don’t want to do is build a long TBR that’s based on hype. I also guess I’m getting to know myself by writing this post 🤷♀️
Everyone is different and I know some readers love to have a bookshelf loaded with unread books. Or a long list of books to read. So today, I’m asking: What’s your TBR strategy? Leave a comment!
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