Thursday, July 2, 2015

June Wrap Up and Thoughts on Set TBR's

During the month of June I decided to follow set To Be Read list of books. I chose 12 books from different genres and areas of my collection. I picked books by authors I know and love and some I planned to read to expand my literary horizons.

I managed to get through 9 of the 12 books from the chosen pile. I didn't let myself read anything else that wasn't in my pile, (well execpt for a couple ebooks I read on my phone in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep) even though I picked up a couple pretty awesome novels during the month. 

It was a little hard, I'm not going to lie. Two of the books that I didn't get to/finish were quite long and I found it a little hard to keep going at times. 

See, a lot of the books I read are quick reads for me. They take me only a couple hours, and many I read in one sitting. When it comes to a longer book (think anything from the Game of Thrones series) I get a little distracted. I don't mean to, but I do. I like things to be easy I guess. It doesn't mean I don't want to read them, because I do, I just tend to put them down often in favour of another read and I pick them up again later.

Well, I burned through a lot of the "easier" reads early on in the month and by the end I wasn't really feeling much like reading them.

That feeling spiralled out, and I didn't end up finishing the book challenge I was so diligently doing for the month. I didn't take photos for my bookstagram at all, really. Not to mention I have about 40 different book tags to do, and I haven't been posting as many reviews as I had planned either. 

I've decided I don't like the idea of a set TBR list, so I think from now on I may set myself goals in terms of how many I want to read in a month, and less about which ones that I'm going to read. As well, I should be posting reviews again more regularly. 

 Books read in June:
  • Letters to a Young Poet- Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Pirate King- Laurie R. King
  • Stardust- Neil Gaiman
  • Death of Yesterday- M.C, Beaton
  • Dragon Keeper- Robin Hobb
  • The Pigeon Pie Mystery- Julia Stuart
  • Devil Bones- Kathy Reichs
  • The Cuckoo's Calling- Robert Galbraith
  • Wild- Cheryl Strayed

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