July/August/September’21 TBR

I’ve been trying to write this post for days.

But I legit cannot decide on what I want to read for the next 3 months. Usually, I have some kind of idea, a few titles I know I definitely want to hit, but eh.

I’ve been mood reading a lot recently – forgoing anticipated releases for whatever the fuck I’m in the mood for. You don’t even want to know how many books I’ve downloaded on a whim because I was spontaneously in the mood. And then I don’t touch them because the mood passes onto something else.

So, I don’t really want to set a even remotely definitive list. Obviously there are quite a few upcoming releases I’m planning on reading, but if a different mood strikes, I might not get to them.

I do have quite a long list of eARC’s I need to read, so those are really the only definitive books on this list.

Here’s my Master List of NG/EW/eARC’s I need to read:

If it’s not an eARC, I’m probably not going to get to a physical copy of a book. I pretty much subsist on audiobooks these days, and often I get sucked into NA fantasy series and end up bingeing them. I’m trying to find the joy in reading again, and get rid of some of the self-imposed relentless pressure of trying to read popular stuff for review. So, yeah, I’m not setting a TBR of any kind – apart from my eARC list.

Though, there is a small TBR that I do have – but that’s for my “What Books I’m Taking to the Beach” post coming up in a few weeks. I’m going on two beach trips – 1 week at the end of July and 1 week at the end of August – and I have a stack of books I’m 100% planning on reading. I’m really excited for these books, and to just have a week where I don’t have to work. I can just sit and read and unwind. It’s actually quite annoying that I can’t read these books right now – I’ve been dying to read some of them for months, so legit, the next few weeks can pass by quickly, thank you.

I’m really hoping that by not setting any kind of TBR I can find freedom and fun in reading again. For a while, I was starting to feel suffocated by the pressure of having to read new/upcoming releases because that’s what people wanted to see. I was starting to feel resentful and frustrated. I was leaving eARC’s to the last minute and forcing myself to listen to books I wasn’t necessarily in the mood for. When I decided to take a step back from blogging, I decided to stop pressuring myself to read everything. Hence, the mood reading. So far, it’s going really well and I’m just enjoying myself.

Let me know what you’re planning on reading in the upcoming months!

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