I don’t know if you all noticed, but the last few months I haven’t really been doing TBRs or wrap ups. This hasn’t been because I didn’t want to, but my reading has been so all over the place this year that I consciously decided to take a break from doing them so I wouldn’t get upset with myself when I recapped what I did and didn’t read and how may plans failed.
I don’t need to tell you all what 2020 has been like, you all know. On top of being the year of the dumpster fire, my workload at my day job went up dramatically – and while I have been able to handle it, there has been effect on my mental health. This year has been a lot of lost focus, hard time concentrating, etc. So reading everything I want to read has been hard. My main focus for a couple months were simply to get review books done – and I did enjoy most of what I was reading, but I would have liked to work on some of my existing TBR too.
The last time I did a monthly wrap up here, I was super disappointed and upset with myself for not having read more – and honestly I didn’t want to experience that every month, so I stopped doing wrap ups for the time being. The same thing with TBRs, I didn’t want to specify which books I wanted to pick up – and then not be able to get to any of them.
So where does this leave us? Well, the last couple months have actually been better! In October I let myself mood read a bit and was super excited that I got 5 print books off my TBR and read a total of 23 books in the month.
I’m probably not going to do TBRs or wrap ups for the rest of the year to be honest, just for my own mental health – but I do plan on starting them back up in 2021!
In the meantime if you want to check out what I’m reading and working on, be sure to follow me (or add me as a friend) on Goodreads!
Happy reading and stay safe! 😀