What’s this? No Summer TBR List?

June 16, 2015 discussion, Lose Time Chatting 10

Whattttt?! Is this really true? No Summer TBR for me this year? Yes, folks… it is true. As I picked through my Goodreads trying to come up with a TBR list for the Summer, I actually started to feel anxious. I was going over books I said I would read seasons before now… ones that I hadn’t gotten to in the Spring … books I haven’t managed to finish for review and I suddenly realized, why the hell am I doing this to myself?

I’m sure it’s not a surprise if you follow my blog that I’m having a horrible blogging and even reading year. Since the Spring has started all life has been sucked out of me in this area and I don’t know what to do. I was just starting to come out of it when I had to take a pretty (well, for me) long break because my Mom came. Then I got back into the swing of it and my sister came and I barely read a word or touched the computer while she was here. I see my mother several times a year when she comes to visit, but I see my sister once a year if I’m lucky so I just wanted to enjoy my time with her. Now she’s gone back home and I have the normal after-family-leaving sadness and all I want to read is fluffy contemporary novels. So books I was picking for my list were following that trend and I am NOT normally a full-time contemporary reader so I know any list I will make with those on it I won’t follow through with.

SO…. I’m throwing the TBR list out the window. As much as I normally love them, I’m just not feeling it this year and in order for me to get back into the swing of things reading and blogging-wise I need to just READ. Whatever suits my freaking fancy, and not worry about ticking books of a list that I am not in the mood to read right now. It took me a LONG time to realize that I need to read like this, and it’s bizarre that suddenly it comes to me as I try to make up a list for one of my all time favorite Top Ten Tuesday topics πŸ˜› And as another side note, when I started writing this post I felt like a weight has been lifted off my chest. It’s been WAY too long since I’ve been able to sit down and just write a discussion post where the words come to me, FINALLLLLLLLLY.

So, here’s to a summer of reading RANDOMLY! (And PLEASE still leave me your TTT lists… because I still want to see everyone’s picks!!!)


10 Responses to “What’s this? No Summer TBR List?”

  1. Emma

    I hope you’re okay Lauren, I always pop by in case you’ve posted but it’s okay we all go through this at some point. I just hope you can enjoy a nice break and do what you want to πŸ™‚ All the best! Here’s my TTT if you would like to check it out πŸ™‚ Have a great day! πŸ™‚
    Emma recently posted..Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015My Profile

    • Lauren

      Awe thanks Emma <3 I definitely am ok, just in a weird kinda slump. I woke up today and felt so refreshed though so I’m hoping I’m coming out of it *fingers crossed*. I’m working on getting some posts scheduled so I should be back to regular business soon!!!! Thanks so much Emma, I hope you have an awesome day too πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Lauren

      I agree, I just need to read whatever random books scream out to me!!! πŸ™‚ Now I’m gone to creep on your list… it always helps my TBR out immensely haha.

  2. Leigh

    I think the best way to choose books to read for the summer is to just go with the flow and read whatever the heck you want! This is why I don’t like listing the books I will read during the summer or reading challenges. I don’t want to force myself into reading a book maybe I do not feel like reading anymore.

    • Lauren

      Absolutely, I (now) totally agree. I usually never list my books for reading challenges but the tbr lists have always been my weakspot. Not this summer πŸ˜›

  3. Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads

    I love this post so so so much. This reflects a lot of my reading philosophy this year. I’ve also discovered that I enjoy reading much more when I’m not trying to stick to a list. I made one this time around anyways, even though I know full well I might only read a book or two off the list. Generally, I do better at my summer lists, just because summer is generally more contemporary-esque, but I’m not too worried if I don’t stick to the list! I applaud you for taking this big step, and I can’t wait to find out what amazing books you read just because you want to! Ahem, ACOTAR, ahem.
    Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads recently posted..Top Ten Books on my Summer TBRMy Profile

    • Lauren

      <3 I think I do have a ‘list’ so to speak, but it’s more of a want to read. AND YES ACOTAR is definitely on it! I didn’t want to start it when my sister was here because I wanted to actually pay attention to her haha. I plan on spending the whole weekend out on the balcony in the sun reading that beauty !!!!

  4. Maraia

    I’m glad you’re letting yourself read whatever you want! That’s one of the main reasons I don’t want to start my own blog. I never wanted reading to feel like a chore, and I don’t want to be forced to read certain books in a certain order.

    Have you read The Fill-In Boyfriend or Saint Anything? I think they’re perfect contemporaries for summer. πŸ˜€

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