I decided to do something a little bit different this month, instead of the traditional TBR post. You see, I love the idea of a monthly TBR, but they never work out for me. I tend to be a mood reader, and I don’t like feeling restricted by a monthly TBR list. So, instead of writing a TBR post, I’ve decided to talk about some general booking goals and resolutions that I have for June.
Read the Unread Books on my Shelf
Last weekend I started cataloging my library, and I found out that I have over 200 unread books on my shelf. This is a little bit of a problem, so I decided to go on a book buying ban. Fortunately, some of my friends on Bookstagram are in the same boat as me, so we’ve created a bit support group to help us tackle our physical TBRs.
Temporarily Stop Requesting ARCs
I love ARCs, and I’m incredibly grateful that I have the opportunity to read and review books before they’re released. Unfortunately, if I keep on requesting ARCs, I’ll never get around to tackling my physical TBR piles. This means that I’ve decided that I’m not going to request any ARCs over the next few months, so I can focus on reading the books that I have.
Post More Often
The past few months have been a bit of a mental health roller coaster. I’d have some days where I’d wake up, and I’d tell myself that I’m ready to create a blogging empire with thoughtful reviews, detailed graphics, and carefully staged photos; then when I actually went to do some drafting, I wasn’t able to write a cohesive paragraph, let alone find the energy to take a picture or create a graphic. I’ve decided that this month I’m going to start participating in some of the smaller book blog memes like WWW Wednesday and First Line Friday, and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to ease myself into posting on a more regular basis without overwhelming myself.
Do you have any bookish goals or resolutions? Do you have any tips for sticking to a book buying ban? Let me know in the comments!