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 😛 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!!!)