I find it really difficult to successfully complete planned monthly TBR’s. Two of the biggest issues I have are:
1. My online tracker tells me my current overall TBR is 3703 books. So more often than not I get overwhelmed and can’t even start a plan. Like how do I even go about sifting through all that in order to come up with something?
2. I’m a total mood reader and as soon as I make a monthly plan I inevitably want read something completely different. It’s like I’m rebelling against myself or something.
I made a very rough list of what to read this month and it was all going very well but my overall mood isn’t great and when that happens I always end up with a deep desire to reread old favourites, which is what I’ve now ended up doing.
The Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh being my current drug of choice. I also think the reason I’m even in a slump is because I’ve had this series on my mind for a while and was threatening to reread it in order to read the new book in the series. I kept knocking away at my TBR instead though and now my brain is telling me it has enough and is on strike until I catch up with Raphael and Elena. It’s just what my brain does when I’ve been thinking about a book or series for a long time.
I’m hoping to read the first three and then try a new book followed by the next three and so on. I think it will be a nice mix and will hopefully help me read a few of those 3703 books.
I have a book club book I really must read in February (toying with the idea of starting it on audio) and a non-fiction I really want to read in February. I’m trying to read one non-fiction a month. Would we call that a monthly planned TBR? 😀
Have you any planned monthly TBR tricks?
How do you stay on track?