No TBR Fall

Hi everyone! I am back from my unexpected hiatus under peer pressure. I honestly could not tell you how frequently I will be posting. My life is very busy right now, so I do not have a whole lot of reading time or blogging time. One side effect of this is that I have decided not to set a TBR for myself this Fall.

If you have been following the blog, you will recall my incredibly long TBR I had for the summer. But now that I am back at school and my life has drastically shifted from where it was a couple of months ago, my reading patterns are off. I realized pretty quickly I had no hope of sticking to a TBR. So I have decided to try out what I am calling my experiment of no TBR Fall.

I would say the main reason I can’t stick to a TBR is because since my reading is already down, the reading I am doing is highly dictated by my mood. When it isn’t my mood, it’s my convenience. A lot of the books I have been able to finish this month have been audiobooks or books I had downloaded on my phone so I could read at odd moments of the day. So even though I technically did make a TBR list for September (with only four books on it by the way!) none of the books I finished in September were from that list.

However, I have decided to take this as an opportunity. For nearly two years now, I start the month with a list of books I want to read and work towards reading those books. Those are never the only books I read, and I am not always great about reading them, but I usually have a conscious thought session where I consider what books I want to prioritize that month.

But there is no reason I need to do that. After all, my subconscious knows which books I want to prioritize. Reading is a hobby, the only ones I truly need to read are the ones I have to read for class, which are few and far between at the moment. Over the last few years, I have prioritized books for a number of different reasons. This is an opportunity to refocus my reading so that I am prioritizing books solely based on one factor: what I most want to read.

So for September, October, and November, this is my experiment. At the end of November, I am hoping to make another post reflecting on how this experiment went, and whether or not I have decided to make any changes in my reading habits because of it.

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