Yep, I said it. As much as I love TBRs and they give me structure and goals for each month, during November, I’m not making one.
I know this might seem out of character for me (it is), since I’ve been religiously setting myself a TBR each month since mid-2017, but I wanted to have a month where I let myself read what I want, when I want.
The main reason for this is that I’ve read to a pretty disciplined schedule recently because I’ve been part of a lot of blog tours, and, in order to make sure my posts go up on time, I planned out my reading out quite strictly. This sounds like a complaint about blog tours, but it’s definitely not; I adore being part of blog tours and am constantly on the hunt for new ones so I can promote books I think I’ll love. But the only downside of creating a strict reading schedule is that it doesn’t leave a lot of time for mood reading.
I used to be a huge mood reader about six or seven years back and now and then I miss the freedom of it. Sometimes I think the spontaneity of just picking up a book because you feel like it can augment your enjoyment of the story, since you were in the mood for that genre. So, for November, because I have no blog tours coming up, I thought I’d give myself a month where I don’t set a TBR. I’m just going to read what I feel like when I want.
Having said that, one book I am going to try and get to this month is Radio Silence; I asked you guys yesterday in my Top Ten Tuesday post yesterday which book on my backlists I should try and read, and Radio Silence got the most votes, so I’ll be picking up that. If possible, I also want to read my ARC of Girl’s of Paper and Fire, as it was just released yesterday, but we’ll see where the month takes me.
What are you reading this month? Are you a mood reader or do you plan your TBRs?