Why I don’t (really) do TBRs

It seems that TBRs are really popular in the book blogging community. It also seems that I am sort of a black sheep, given that I have never, ever done a blog post about my TBRs on this blog and probably never will.

Before heading into this: in case you are not aware, TBR means: To Be Read. You see that endless pile of books you have to / want to read, yet threatens to fall on top of you and just kill you? Well, that’s what I’m talking about. Sounds fun, right??

I’m not saying that I don’t have a TBR. I do have a massive list of books to read, even if it is pretty ridiculous compared to other book bloggers and big readers.

I have a ridiculous TBR. RIDICULOUS, I TELL YOU.

I have 307 books to be read on my Goodreads shelf. I know. Ridiculous, but let’s face it, this list grows and grows and grows, so that number means nothing.

When it comes to my physical TBR, a.k.a the books I own as physical (or virtual, in the case of e-books) copies, I have, *drumrolls*, 4 BOOKS. I am counting the book I am currently reading.

I’m not kidding, but this happens to me fairly often. It seems like, compared to most of the bookish population on here, I somehow have my book budget under control and do NOTΒ  buy any new books unless I have like, only 2 books left to read on my TBR – meaning, books I have at hand, ready to be devoured by yours truly.

I know. It’s weird, isn’t it? I have no idea how I do it, but somehow I can. Maybe I don’t belong in the book blogging community?? But… I can’t do a TBR when I really don’t know what I will be reading next, can I?

I have to buy all of my books

Thing is: I have to buy my books. ALL of my books. Okay, if I’m being completely honest here – you know, I always try to be -, I buy 99,8% of my books. I already mentioned it a couple times, but as an international bookworm, I don’t have a library to get books from, so… that’s unfortunately not a possibility. So why don’t I buy 100% of my books?

Because 0,1% of these come from my sister, family, loved ones that know how obsessed I am with books and are occasionally being very generous with me. Which results in me screaming and loving them even more. Obviously, they’re sick of me and regret it already.

The another 0,1% comes when I’m lucky, which doesn’t happen too often, but when it does, I am screaming even more. It comes from the giveaways I get lucky to win once every eleven months, the e-ARCs or ARCs I get lucky enough to receive every once in a while.

I don’t buy enough books to make monthly TBRs – well… for now. I never buy 10 books at once (which probably makes me a bit of a black sheep in the book community?). I don’t hold a list of books to buy next and even if I did, I am not really sure I would manage to follow it.

I’m a mood reader.

I also like to read whatever I want, whenever I want to. Which is probably the reason why I’m not participating in any reading challenge, or at least not the ones with strict TBRs or themed TBRs I can never follow because I don’t own the books, I can’t buy the books right now (see above, where I ranted about my not-book-buying abilities) and I am sort of a mood reader.

Thing is: I could never, ever do a fantasy reading challenge, or even a contemporary reading challenge, even if these are my favorite kind of books. I need to change things up, I need to read something weird, something fluffy, some incredible world-building, not in that order necessarily, but… my mind needs to change things up. Helps me avoid the dreaded reading slump and helps me WANT to keep on reading so much.

Monthly TBRs are very popular blog posts in the book blogging community.

Reading challenges TBRs as well, and so on. Just, TBRs everywhere. Saying that I don’t have a TBR would be lying. Saying that I don’t have tons of books I want to read next would be lying, as well. Yet, if I can tell you what book I will be reading next, right now, I can’t tell you what book I will be reading at the end of the month. Thrilling, isn’t it? The ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES.

When it comes to blogging, I know what’s coming next. I might not know what’s coming next month, or six months from now, but I have ideas, a schedule to follow, PLANS. When it comes to reading, I just let my next small book-haul and my mood decide what will happen next and… so far it has been working pretty well.

Do you make monthly TBRs? Why, or why not?

How does your physical TBR looks like? And your Goodreads one? Are you holding on okay??

Do you have your book-buying habits under control or… are you forever struggling to refrain yourself from buying all the books? Let me know in comments!

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207 thoughts on “Why I don’t (really) do TBRs

  1. YES TO ALL THIS HONESTLY!! I loveee that you talk about how you don’t buy more then 10 books at once because I never see any other book blogger of booktuber SAY that. It’s always “here’s my monthly haul of 40 books and I think I did pretty good on my book buying ban”….AND HERE I AM CRYING because at Christmas I get to order 10 books and that’s lot 😭. So thank you for making me feel less alone in the corner.
    And I never understood TBR posts! Good for the people that make them if it helps them of course it’s just that I’m such a mood reader that I know if I did one none of the books on the list would end up being read πŸ˜‚.

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    1. Oh you’re definitely not alone… and, 10 books is A LOT. I almost never buy 10 books all at once, I’d feel guilty already. I find it crazy how people do book hauls of 10, 20, 30 books, it’s INSANE, I don’t know how they do it??
      I agree, it’s great if TBRs works for them… for me, I don’t think it would haha.
      Thank you!! ❀ ❀ ❀

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  2. Ooooh I really enjoyed this post Marie… at first I thought it said, I don’t do DNFing, haha. It makes total sense you don’t have long monthly TBRs as you have to buy your books (and not to be competitive but I have 1000 book TBR, though I don’t buy my books, so… yeah no control). In fact I wouldn’t even read that much if I had to… so I’m very aware of how privileged I am! And I’m mystified why you can’t get tons of eARCs as you are so influential in the American Book blogging community, publishers really don’t know what they are missing!

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    1. Can I be honest with you, Dani? I don’t really do DNF-ing either?? Haha. I can’t remember the last time I DNF-ed a book, I think it was years ago.
      1 000 BOOKS??? Wow, that’s a lot haha. Also, you are WAY too sweet, I am no idea if I am that influencial but that is the kindest compliment ever. Thank you!!! ❀ ❀ ❀

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  3. I rarely set tbr goals because I know that once I lay out the books I intend to read I will not read them. It’s like I’m internally rebelling against any sort of commitment I make to the tbr haha. On top of that, my mood reading tendencies mean that I spend more time deciding on which book I’m in the mood to read than I do reading it. Basically my plan is to read through the books I own before I even think about buying new books.

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    1. Hahahaha, I so understand that. Sometimes, we just like to do whatever we want and won’t get into any kind of commitment haha.
      You have the same plan as I do! I try to read most of my books before getting new ones and I always read all of my books πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for your comment, Lois!! ❀

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  4. This is impressive, honestly! Even when I did buy all of my books, I had backlog on my shelf, because I overdid it. Then I had ARCs and well, I overdid those too. Now, I rarely get more books than I read in a month, so that’s good, but the loooooong backlog will probably be around forever. I have at least 1,000 books to read, basically. My Goodreads list is worse, of course. I think there are about 1300 on my TBR now? Which is ridiculous. And I do pare it down, but then I add more and it is a never ending cycle.

    As for a scheduled TBR though? NOPE. I do have an idea of like “okay, I have to read X ARC by X date” but that’s the only schedule I hold myself to, and it isn’t really a schedule. Idk how people can do it, I feel very trapped if I *have* to read certain books certain times.

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    1. Wow, that’s sooooo many books. Well, at least you have a lot to choose from, so that’s good? πŸ™‚
      It is a never ending cycle on Goodreads – there are just so many books and it’s so easy to add them. It’s when we want to clean up our shelves that it gets tricky, haha.

      Same here – I only have a sort of very loose schedule whenever I get an ARC, other than that, it’s… whatever I want. I feel better this way haha πŸ™‚
      Thank you!!<3 ❀

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  5. I used to set monthly TBRs but I don’t anymore because… it gave me too much pressure and I felt bad when I didn’t achieve them? Major blogger guilt because I announced them on my instagram and blog as well. But I discovered I was a mood reader when I did my reading every day challenge and well, that was kind of eye-opening for me (even though most people just know I didn’t know?? So weird :P) Anyway, and then I always have an overly ambitious one because I want to read all the books. So no more TBRs for me!

    My recent post: http://oliviascatastrophe.com/2018/01/6-reasons-you-need-new-cool-socks/

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    1. Oh I understand – I always want to read ALL the books as well and would probably set my expectations up way, WAY too high hahaha. I think it’s great that you found your right rhythm and choose the books you want to read, when you want to read them πŸ™‚
      thank you so much for stopping by!! ❀

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  6. Ooh, I love this post, Marie! I don’t really do TBRs either (except for my one huge 600+ books one on Goodreads :P) because I’m a huge mood reader, like you! This month was the only month that I really had a TBR, because I got books from Christmas and I planned BRs and all that. Sometimes I have a bit of an immediate TBR with library books? But usually I just read whatever I’m in the mood for!

    Great post! ❀

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  7. I dont really do monthly TBRs either. It sucks you have to buy all your books :/ Libraries are such a great thing and I wish everyone had access to them *SIGH* I am a huge mood reader too so why i can have an idea of what i want to read, I pick up on what I FEEL like reading or you know If I’m buddy reading i make SURE I ACTUALLY PICK THE BOOK UP. ahem! WONDERFUL POST!

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    1. Libraries are amazing, to be honest I think I’m just living in the wrong country, haha. I am thankful to be working and to have a paycheck to help me afford all of these books, otherwise it’d be a nightmare haha πŸ™‚
      Thank you!! ❀ ❀

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  8. Yes! I am with you one hundred percent! I actually don’t have a physical or virtual tbr on any platform just because it overwhelms me and like you, I’m a moodreader so I just can’t make myself read things when I don’t fancy it! I feel your pain on the library front, I’m from a small town (population about 3000) so we do have a library but it is tiny and there is just one shelf of YA (my primary genre) mixed in with the children’s books so most of the time I end up buying my books, so to save money I try to buy as I read rather than having a big backlog of physical books I haven’t read yet! πŸ™‚

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    1. Yay! It seems like you have the same kind of system as I do (except for the virtual TBR, I do have a TBR on Goodreads, I would never ever remember the books that interest me otherwise ? πŸ˜‚). I find it better to buy as I read as well, makes me feel a bit less stressed out about all the books I have to go through hahaha.
      Thank you so much for your comment ❀

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      1. Yeah, buying as I read definitely avoids stress! In terms of a virtual tbr I’ve pretty much got to a point where I feel like if I’m interested enough in reading something I’ll remember but if I don’t that’s life! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  9. I suck at TBRs the second I tell myself this what I am going to read next, I loose interest. Just like being assigned a book for school. I think that is part of the reason I have a hard time reading books sent for review, I feel obligated to read them sooner and that is almost like a TBR haha.

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    1. I get the feeling – whenever we feel like we HAVE TO read something, it kind of kills out all the fun, haha. I think it’s great to read whatever we are in the mood for, also keeps the slumps away, at least for me πŸ™‚

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  10. I can totally relate to this post! I never ever ever did TBRs in my entire life because I’m the biggest mood reader ever and I change my life every two seconds lol but then I started blogging and like you said, TBR posts were popular! I saw so many people doing monthly TBRs and I was only just starting out so I was pretty much copying what others were doing haha so I did TBR posts for like three months and…. I never read any of the books I had mentioned in said TBRs XD I just ended up realising that TBRs were not for me and I will never ever do a monthly TBR again and I guess the moral of the story is DON’T GIVE IN TO PEER PRESSURE AND POST WHATEVER YOU WANT TO POST. If you have never set a TBR in your entire life then DON’T DO IT just because others in the book community do it (me @ my past self XD)

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    1. Hahaha you’re so, so right. It’s hard NOT TO give in to peer pressure and just try to do whatever people are doing to fit in, especially when you’re starting out. But… I’m glad you found out that TBRs aren’t for you, let’s be free and read the books we want and just don’t do TBRs ever πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…
      Thank you, Jackie!! ❀ ❀

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  11. Yes to everything you said here!!! My Goodreads TBR always makes me super nervous because it keeps growing and I feel like I can’t ever keep up with it. I pretty much just use it now as a place to keep some books that I’m interested in and don’t want to forget about in the future if I ever find myself looking for a new read. But lately it’s been growing faster than I can keep up with it!

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    1. OH I understand the feeling! I don’t think I am too out of control just yet, as I have about 300 books on my Goodreads TBR, but… it keeps growing every day and book blogging and all the recommendations make it worse every day hahaha πŸ™‚ Somehow, I want to believe we’ll manage to keep this under control and to read all the books we want. Someday, haha πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ˜€

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  12. I think this is a wonderful idea and will likely take it up as a habit. I decided to put myself on a ban for January and not borrow any books, or buy, but I don’t really buy books often. My Goodreads TBR has blown up since I started blogging, something I’m sure will only get worse but we have to BE STRONG!! I think this is a great way to keep the stress low and get back to the enjoyment of reading!

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    1. Hahaha, I get the feeling. My TBR has grown out of proportions ever since I started blogging just as well, it’s crazy. It’s so easy to get swept away and just read, read and read. I think it’s important to pick up the books we want to read and remember to enjoy ourselves πŸ™‚
      thank you so much for your comment! ❀ ❀

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    1. yay, another book buyer! I’m sorry that your local library doesn’t have a great selection, if only we could have great libraries, that would be SO great haha πŸ™‚
      Thank you so, so much for your comment! ❀ ❀

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      1. same here, I’m a freak but I love smelling and hugging my books πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        I agree. I ‘m just living in the wrong country though, as I’m in France and wants more English books in my libraries πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      2. Ahh, that makes sense. I’m in Arizona,, but my local library literally has one small 10 foot wall for each genre and they rarely get new books in. The whole place needs a serious revamp but I don’t think they get enough funding 😦

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      3. Oh no, that’s too bad 😦 I wish libraries could get more fundings to expand their book collections and just have more titles overall. libraries deserve more than what they currently have ❀

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  13. Oh yes, this is so relatable Marie!! I gave in to the popularity of TBRs and may have made one once or twice, like, a year or two ago, but they’re not my thing at all? I didn’t end up following it very much, cause I am, like you, a mood reader and so it wasn’t very helpful lol. I don’t buy that many books, though that’s because I’m lucky enough to have quite a good library–I’m so sorry to hear you don’t have access to one! That’s got to be expensive for sure. :/
    300 is a lot!! But I also have 2000 books on my Goodreads to-read shelf now so if you ever need to feel better about those 300 books… πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚ It’s just so easy to add books on GR?! Aggghhhh the struggle. Love this post, Marie!

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    1. Oh I’m used to it – I manage to keep on my budget and not spend too much on books, even if sometimes it is very tempting πŸ˜‚ I’m lucky to have a paycheck to buy books, too πŸ˜‚
      OMG 2 000 ???? That’s insane πŸ˜‚ but I get it, is is way too easy to add books to our TBRs πŸ˜›
      Thank you so much, Analee!! ❀ ❀

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  14. I also buy most of my books (though I’m trying to cut back because I work at a university and have access to the library system) and I’m also a mood reader, but unfortunately my TBR is still out of control. *nervous laughter* I just…have a thing about buying books. They’re pretty and I want to hold them and put them next to me as I sip my coffee in the morning. I’m a painfully slow reader, so I end up buying more quickly than I read. But I’m really trying to cut down. I told my husband that I’m on a year-long book buying ban where I’m only allowed to buy books that are $5 or less. So far it’s working pretty well. πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh I get the feeling, I have urges to get new books as well, you’re not the only one πŸ˜‚ I’m mostly… still in control of my book buying habits though, thankfully πŸ˜‚ I’m glad to hear your book – buying ban is going well and if you can enjoy a library, that’s great too! πŸ˜€

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  15. I think it’s only in the past ten years or so that your approach would be considered at all odd. I’ve been a huge reader for over 40 years, and it’s only been in the last ten that I’ve had an actual to-read list, as opposed to just having a few titles in my mind that I heard about from a friend, saw in a bookstore, or know is a classic. And I am lucky enough to have mostly lived near good library systems, so I would check out my books, read them, bring them back and get new ones. Pretty simple.

    Now I have a good thousand books on my Goodreads to-read shelf, mostly because I hear about so many more books now and want to remember the ones that sound good. I also recently started buying a lot of books for my classroom library, which means there is a ton of YA and MG books on hand for me, and I start to feel panicky about how many I haven’t read yet.

    All in all, I think you are FINE, except I’m always sad for people that don’t have good libraries. On the other hand, when I’ve lived abroad and only had access to tiny English language libraries, it’s gotten me to read some really interesting, obscure, or challenging books I wouldn’t have picked up otherwise.

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    1. I think it’s crazy how we hear about so many books now and it’s so easy to add them to our Goodreads shelves, get them and feel overwhelmed with everything we have to read. It’s a bit stressful, but it’s also great to have so many books to choose from πŸ™‚
      Thank you, that’s so sweet of you ❀ ❀ ❀ Thank you for your sweet comment!

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  16. TBRs can be tough, no doubt! I tried doing that kind of posts but I think I managed to do only two and not even once did I stick to the books I had mentioned. Some of them are still sitting there for their turn. So, it’s kinda useless for me unless I’m some ninja who has full control on my reading mood…which is far from the truth. I have two ARCs I have to review before the month ends and haven’t picked up either of them yet because I’m not in the mood right now (I’m totally gonna pick it up today, that’s what I’ve said to myself today as soon as I woke up :D)

    Also, you definitely are a ninja with all the control you have on your book buying strategy! πŸ™‚

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    1. Ahah if only we could control our moods and manage to stick to TBRs and everything… that would be great, but I found out that it never works for me πŸ˜‚ I hope you’ll find the courage and desire to read these two ARCs and that they will be great! πŸ˜€

      Ninja, I don’t know, but I like that title hahaha thank you!! ❀ ❀

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  17. I DO make a month TBR, BUT I keep it to only a fraction (typically 50-ish%) of the number of books I will read that month. For example, I generally read about 10 books a month, so I will select at least 5 books to put on my TBR for that month. This allows me a little wiggle room for mood reading. Generally the books on my TBR are review books, book club books, and books for upcoming author events for the most part.

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  18. This is such a great discussion topic. I have 3000+ books on my Kindle and I am sad to say that 95% of them are TBRs. Unlike you, I absolutely DO NOT have my book budget under control. I see a book and, if the funds are available, I buy a book (only ones I want, of course lol). I am working on reading more of the ones that I already have (including a massive NetGalley backlist). But, as for sticking to a TBR…they are always more fun for me to make than to stick to.

    Thanks so much for sharing this πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh wow, that’s A LOT of books… but at least, you got a lot of books to choose from? πŸ˜›
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Megan! And best of luck for your TBR and all the books to read πŸ˜› ❀

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  19. It’s fun I have like you my TBR somehow under control! ( unless the books I’d like to read count? 😢🀣 ) I’m also a bookworm plugged to the lunar cycle, and have to buy all my books out of my pocket which may explain the phenomenon? eBooks are my life-savers, ( as long as they aren’t translate ) because physical books are too expensive in Switzerland so, I buy all of them when I go on summer holiday in your lovely country.

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    1. oh yes – I think that the fact that I don’t have a library to get books from and have to buy them all, really helps in not having long lists of books waiting and endless physical TBRS, haha πŸ˜‚
      physical books really get expensive sometimes… I buy all of them online, haha. E-books can get really expensive as well, sometimes, it’s crazy annoying!
      thank you so much, Morgane! ❀

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  20. Oh riiiight, you don’t do ARCs, do you πŸ™‚ (I mean, like, regularly xD) that’s partly why you don’t have a TBR xD most of my books are eARCs πŸ˜€ but! I really respect you for always knowing what you’re going to read (that implies only having 4 books xD) that’s SO respectable. You have your life together, Marie! I am utterly, utterly impressed. But like, you don’t even know how much!! This makes you very special, mostly because nobody else does it (or is able to restrain themselves :D) (me included…)

    I never buy 10 books at once either. One or two on an ebook sale πŸ™‚ it’s an international thing, I guess. I don’t buy print books almost altogether.

    I read a lot of ARCs though (mostly because of past decisions, I don’t request all that much anymore, but can’t catch up), and I don’t think I’d have much of a TBR list if not for ARCs either πŸ™‚ I have learned to do monthly lists now. Before that I was also a total mood reader πŸ˜€

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    1. It’s not that I don’t DO ARCs, it’s just that I only request books I really want to read and I am not that lucky to get approved for books too often, either as e-ARCs or physical ARCs, so… I can’t really have a TBR for that, haha.
      Thank you so much ahah, that’s so sweet. I am trying my best to restrain myself and keep my budget okay, because… well, I need it πŸ˜‚ and I don’t like feeling overwhelmed too much, either? πŸ˜‚
      I hope that this monthly list thing is working okay for you? πŸ™‚ As long as we don’t force ourselves to read, that’s what matters πŸ™‚
      thank you so much for your comment! ❀ ❀

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  21. Yess! I really don’t like making a tbr for each month – I just want to pick up whatever I’m in the mood for and devour it. I find that a lot more fun. Tbrs just feel too pressuring to me?
    I also feel you on reading challenges! It’s why I’m probably not going to participate in any anymore, even though they seem fun, as in the past I’ve really struggled with not being able to meet certain criteria and I can’t just get books that do meet them #internationalbookbloggerstruggles

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    1. I’m with you, I feel a bit pressured when it comes to TBRs, so… I’d rather keep it fun πŸ™‚
      That’s what makes me nervous to ever do a reading challenge. Some are really… strict or do have to meet certain criteria, and we don’t always have the books at hand or can buy the books to do the challenge :/
      Thank you!! xx

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    1. Ohh I understand, when you start getting more ARCs, it has to be so useful to do TBRs…. I don’t know, I feel a bit stressed out with having a very precise list of books to get through somehow? I hope that works out well for you though, don’t let it stress yourself out too much and try and focus on what you still want to read the most? πŸ™‚
      Also… we never know what we are doing, I know I don’t know what I’m doing, like, 99,9% of the time, in blogging, reading and life hahaha.
      Thank you SO much for your sweet comment! ❀ ❀

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  22. I sometimes feel like we’re bookish twins! (not real life ones because I already have one XD). I agree with so many of your reviews, and like you, I don’t do TBRs! This makes me feel like such an odd one out, but like you I’m a mood reader. I decide what I’m going to read next when I finish my current book, or maybe if I’m a bit bored and want to read several things at once. And I don’t own too many books? I’ve bought 2 in the last week because they were second hand and didn’t cost much (like 2 dollars). I don’t understand people who own hundreds of books they haven’t read. It seems really sad to me.
    Great, great post ❀ ❀ <3! Also, the GIF usage made me laugh XD

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    1. Hahaha, well… we can be bookish twins, that’s okay with me πŸ˜› ❀
      I like to pick whatever I want to read next, and don't like to have pre-determined TBR. Also, it helps that I never have tons of unread books on my shelves. I'm lucky enough to be able to buy books, so I own a small collection, but all of them are books I have read. I couldn't own thousand of books unread, it would… make me sad, YES! And so unhappy as well. Poor unread books! :/
      Thank you so much!! xx

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  23. YES TO EVERYTHING

    I cannot make monthly TBRs?? the people who make them are usually organized and stuff and I’m NOT. it makes me so happy to know I’m not alone :’)

    (I have to buy most of my books too 😦 I wish my library had some better books tbh)

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    1. OH no you’re not alone! Weird thing is, I’m usually organized when it comes to everything, but there… no no, I just can’t, hahaha.
      OH I’m so sorry to hear that, it’s so annoying when we don’t or can’t have great libraries 😦
      Thank you SO much for your sweet comment!! ❀ ❀

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  24. I don’t really do TBRs because of everything you’ve stated here and also because I’m a mood reader. I never know what I’ll be reading, maybe it’s going to be the book I’ve just bought or maybe I’m going to borrow a classic from the library, you never know with me. I’m so bad about it. I’ve been trying to make myself read more organized because getting ARCs also means you review them on certain dates (which can be alwful to mood readers, we are so baaad). Again, I’m so happy you’re speaking out more about not being able to buy 100000 books because watching booktube makes me so jealous, I’m there staring at the screen and wondering how these people buy so many books. I do have a bad habit sometimes with ebooks, I buy lots of them all at once. :-/ But I’m way more controlled when it comes to physical books probably because they are more expensive (mostly, I’ve seen some ebooks being even more expensive than hardcovers which makes no sense!!).

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    1. I think it’s great to be mood readers, but whenever you are getting ARCs, it can be a struggle, haha. I find out that changing between genres often helps me a whole lot, in loving what I read and keeping slumps away, too πŸ™‚
      OH I so get it with ebooks. Whenever I’m out of books to read and want to get ebooks, I am way more out of control than or regular books. They’re just… invisible?? I mean it’s not as impressive as a big stack of books?? hahha.
      Thank you!! ❀ ❀

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  25. I really loved that post (what’s new?) and I’m glad to meet someone who loves to have a small TBR as well!
    I had monthly TBRs when my TBR pile was crazy and unfortunately… it’s the case once again lately. Ever since my birthday I have too many books (at least for me, because I love to have at least 10 books or else I’ll freak out) and I have to control myself so organising myself like this helps a lot to handle my anxiety haha!
    Right now my physical TBR is at +/- 30 books and it’s too much. My goodreads one is at 282 but I never cared about that? I mean, as long as I don’t have the book I don’t consider it as part of my TBR haha!
    I also have to refrain myself to buy books because I’ll be moving out soon and I have to save money but I can control myself, as long as I book at least 1 or 2 books per month!

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    1. Aww thank you so much Clara ❀
      I understand the feeling – I am sort of freaking out whenever I have too many books to read, because I don't know where to start and… I feel a bit overwhelmed. I think that's also one of the main reasons why I don't get too many books at once and try, as best as I can, to control myself, to avoid having that anxious feeling πŸ™‚
      Wow, 30 books is A LOT. Take it little by little, maybe do a smaller pile of books, so you don't have to stare at the whole 30 books at once? If that makes any sense? ahah πŸ™‚
      Thank you so, so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment ❀ ❀

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