End of Year TBR: In Which I Let Go Of My Mood Reading Ways

IMG_20171119_151701_678I was looking through my shelves earlier today,  trying to find inspiration for Instagram pictures, when I noticed once again that there are SO many books about which I’ve been telling myself that I’ll “read them as soon as possible”. Every book blogger (and probably every bookworm in general) is familiar with this problem, of course. We’re buying more books than we can read, and there’s always that one book (or actually in most cases; several books) that just keep sitting there on that shelf, never taking priority. It’s not that you don’t want to read it; it’s just that you want to read other books more.

I’ve been going on and on about wanting to read Six of Crows and Strange the Dreamer and yet they are still sitting on my shelves, unread. I blame it on being a mood reader; instead of actually having a set TBR and therefore knowing in advance which book I’m going to read after I’m done with my current read, I finish a book and then stand in front of my bookshelves for ages trying to decide what I feel like reading next. It’s a terribly time consuming process, really. And yet I stick to it.

Well, no more!

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and that is why I’m hereby instating an End of Year TBR (To Be Read). These are the books I want to have read before the year is up:

  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

“But Anne, what about All the Crooked Saints? It’s in the picture above, and When Dimple Met Rishi isn’t – what’s that about?”


Good question, voice in my head I’m pretending is you guys reading this! Here’s the answer: It’s been like four hours and I’m already deviating from the hastily carefully laid out plan I made earlier today. I figured maybe four fantasy novels in a row will tire my poor, fragile brain, so it seems like a good idea to throw some contemporary into the mix. Hence When Dimple Met Rishi, which I meant to read this summer.

Will I stick to this list and temporarily let go of my mood reading ways? Only time will tell. I think it’s entirely likely that I’ll regret this plan in two weeks time when I desperately want to read some book I’ve only just bought. But I’m going to try!

Let’s chat! Which books do you want to read before the end of the year? 

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6 thoughts on “End of Year TBR: In Which I Let Go Of My Mood Reading Ways

  1. Bibliophile problems, am I right? lol … I actually do the standing in front of the shelves thing too; it’s one of my favourite things…only I like to surprise myself so the selection process is less deciding and more…random. My deal with myself for a while re culling the tbr pile on my shelves has been to tell myself I can only buy, beg, borrow a new book when I’ve read 10…it’s been slow but it’s sorta worked…the shelf is way lighter…and there’s a new Jonathan Kellerman on my to-buy list. lol bibliophile problems.

    1. My decision process is usually completely random as well lol! But I felt like drastic measures needed to be taken this time, and so far it’s going alright! Yikes, that is a very strict rule you’ve imposed on yourself! I could never do that :’) I love buying books too much!

  2. Oh my gosh, I relate to this post so much!! I always blame it on mood reader too, which is partially true, but there are 4 or 5 books I really must read so I made myself a list for the end of the year. We can do it!! Happy reading 🙂

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