This year, I want to focus most of my reading time on my TBR pile.
That should be easy. The books are already there. I chose them because they appealed to me. So there’s no hardship in reading them, right?
Well, here’s the thing, it can feel a bit like this:
The reason I have a huge TBR pile is that I look at new books and say, ‘Now that I want‘.
Which leads to me having more books than I have time to read so the book I wanted so badly sits of the shelf unread.
This is made worse because it’s easy to find myself looking at the books in my TBR pile and saying ‘I’m never going to get through them all’ and turn them from an anticipated pleasure into an unmanageable burden.
So, I’ve decided to spice up my relationship with my TBR pile and remind myself why I found those books exciting enough to want to buy them.
One way of doing this that’s working for me at the moment is to pick a reading theme for each week and then search out a couple of books from my TBR that fit the theme.
But I want to do more than that so I’ve decided to set myself a TBR ABC reading challenge: I’ve mined my TBR pile to find books with titles that start with each letter of the alphabet and I’m going to read my way through the alphabet by the end of 2022.
Here are the books that I’ve picked.
It’s a surprisingly wide-ranging set of books. Searching for them was fun and now I’m looking forward to reading them. I’ll mark my progress as I go along and add everything up in my quarterly wrap-ups.