I am a BookTuber, and one of the things that I have stopped doing in the past couple of months is not posting a TBR list of books I want to read that month. (TBR=To Be Read)
I’m not knocking that those work.There is nothing more satisfying then looking at the list of books you wanted to get to and crossing all of them off and making sure that you let people know, you have conquered the ever elusive TBR pile, at least for this month.
But for me, they don’t work.
I have tried.
And I have failed. Numerous times in fact.
Posting TBR lists somehow always make me seem like I’m a failure at reading because to be honest, I don’t complete them.
I will actually avoid the books that are on my TBR because I’m just not in the mood for them. Or I was in the mood to read that certain book when I posted a video about it, but then as the video went up and the month went along, my feelings changed.
I would no longer want to read that book.
Or I would hear of a mixed review.
Or someone would tell me a different book that I just had to pick out and read because that one had all the feels attached to it.
So there are many reasons why I stopped posting a TBR. And you know what dragons?
It’s made me a better reader. It’s made me really want to read more books because I tell myself I can read whatever I want in whatever order I want.
This is actually termed as being a mood reader, and there are so many readers who really understand this and go with the fact that they are just not in the mood for a book they said they wanted to read.
Now the only exception when I do post TBR posts is when I am doing a Readathon. And for those I always post a video with a TBR because there are usually challenges and contests attached to each one, and I like seeing if I can get through all of them.
Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I complete all the challenges, and sometimes I don’t even complete one of them.
But I keep reading. I guess that’s the most important part isn’t it? To make sure that we are still reading, still striving towards the unattainable goal of conquering our TBR pile.
What about you dragons? Do you do a monthly TBR? A yearly TBR? Tell me down below!
~Remember, life is too short for mediocre books!