I’ve never been one to make a formal TBR. I am very much a mood reader and have always found the concept of a set TBR to be a constraining thing. Something to keep me squashed within a preconceived notion that I am required to follow along with like a prison in chains. To say the least, I’m not particularly fond them.
I am behind on my review copies to an alarming degree. Well, to me it is alarming. I have one that I should have completed and reviewed by next Tuesday and another three in July. I typically read my review copies months in advance and have the reviews written and schedule, ready to go, so that I don’t get into a hopped up sense on panic with due dates. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be happening this year so for the next two months I’m going to try setting myself a more strict TBR in hopes of getting these books reviews as I have promised I would do.
Sometimes I just sit and look at my shelves or the books sitting on my digital TBR and I feel like I’ve abandoned them, left them out in the cold, sent them to bed without dinner…you get my drift. There are times when I wonder if I will ever get around to reading them all. The honest answer is no, probably not, but I like to pretend.
In honor of all of those books sitting on my shelves I’ve decided that even if I don’t get to them anytime soon I at least want to give them some attention. A bit of a gentle, loving pet if you will. To do that I am going to be using a random number generator to pick three random books from my TBR to talk about with you all every week. At least, that is the plan. The plan may evolve and change as we go along but this is as good a jumping off point as any.
2020, as far as years go, was a great reading year for me. I read the most books I ever have, finishing out the year with 64. For some, that may not be a great deal but for me it is a great accomplishment. Unfortunately, along with that there are numerous books on my shelves that I intended to read in 2020 and just never got around to. I have a full Owned TBR but there are certainly titles on that shelf that pull on me more than others.
Here are a few of the books I most wanted to get to in 2020 and just didn’t quite manage it.
It is hard to believe but the end of 2020 is already starting its creep up upon us. I feel like I have done nothing worthy of note since December 31st but a pandemic and enthusiastic social distancing will do that to you. However, before this year winds down there is something I hope to accomplish. In January I made a list of books I wanted to get read during the year and, well, I have not been exactly successful with that. After culling the initial list, here are the books I hope to read by the end of 2020.