I love making lists. I adore making to-do lists, playlists, heck even shopping lists! If I could put Professional List Maker on my resume I probably would. But there’s one list that kills me every time.
My TBR list.
I have a horrible problem with following my TBR lists. There, I said it.
I’ve been struggling a lot with this problem lately, particularly in regard to the summer TBR list that I made back in June. It was a Top Ten Tuesday post, and the theme was to list ten books that you would read in the summer (click here to see this list!). Back in June I was like, “Oh, you have a whole two months off from school. You’ll totally have time to read these ten books!” And yes, I will admit that I do have the time. But do I have the desire? Heck no. Even though under normal circumstances I would definitely pick up these books, I’m just not in the mood for any of them right now. I don’t know why, but the “pressure” of having to read these specific books instantly makes them undesirable to me.
But the thing is, the List Maker in me loves to make these lists! Even though I know I probably won’t follow them, I always feel the urge to make them. In theory, the idea of a TBR list is great. It’s supposed to keep you in line and ensure that you read books that need to be read sooner than later. Yet for some reason it never seems to work with me. Either I don’t read the books on the list, or I force myself to read them and end up not liking them as much as I normally would because I’m just not in the mood to read them. It’s a vicious cycle, I’m telling you.
Does anyone else have this love-hate relationship with their TBR lists? Do you have any advice for sticking to a TBR list? Let me know in the comments section below!