HOW TO PLAN TBR?

TBR is basically to be read. So many books, so little time!

  • Don’t feel pressurized.
  • Try to mix-up genres.
  • Read what you want.
  • Don’t over plan.
  • Re-reading is fine too.

Goodreads has a challenge where you can set a reading goal for the year. It’s meant to be fun and not daunting. You can even change you goal if you want! Sometimes this goal can help you plan your reads. 

When planning a monthly TBR, I decide that there will be at least one book in my selection that I am guaranteed to like. Whether its by a favourite author, or it’s a recommendation from a friend, pick something you know you’ll like. 

Sticking to the tbr list is a task. Moodreaders like me can pick books as per their mood. There is no need for tbr lists. However, while planning tbr list for the month. Try to include varieties of genres. Sticking to a genre might be tiring.

Re-reading! Yes, there are lots of books in the world and yes, you want to try and read as many as you can. I feel the same! I made it a rule to re-read books I like once in a while. After all it’s not a race to keep running on new books. We can get some times to re-read.

Time management I know it sounds professional now. When I say time management I mean look at the month’s schedule and plan accordingly. If you have a hectic month, minimize your book in numbers and pick the themes carefully.

READING SLUMP

Major enemy for tbrs are book slumps. When I complete a heavy or slow read I fall into a slump. That affects my tbr for the month. It is okay to take time to to out of the slump and it is again okay if you couldn’t catch up with the tbr planned.

BUDDY READING

Read-a-longs are great fun that can be done anywhere; a local book group, a buddy read with a friend, or on social media. If there is a read-a-long happening, usually there is also a discussion which can also be fun to do.

I get this question a lot, does audiobooks count as reading? Yes! Audiobooks can be in your tbr and that definitely adds up as reading.

MY TBR FOR SEPTEMBER

I had “I came upon a Lighthouse by Shantanu Naidu” the next couple of books are;

  1. Death served cold by Sourabh Mukherjee.
  2. The Liberation of Sita by Volga.
  3. Ghoster by Jason Arnopp.
  4. The Fire Keeper’s daughter by Angeline Boulley.
  5. The Grace Year by Kim Liggett.

Well. I’m a moodreader, I’m not sure whether I would follow this list. If I read atleast 1 from this list, I’m a winner. Do follow me on Instagram @aadhireads

Remember reading is not meant to stress you out. So keep in mind that whether or not you reach that goal you set for yourself, there’s no award to win, no prize. You can crush your Goodreads goals and surpass them by 100%, there’s no innate value to reading.

Thank you!