Let’s talk bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by J.R. @Eternity Books, were different topics will be discussed.
Again I couldn’t make last weeks topic since I had to post a post for Angel mage blog tour, which I really enjoyed! But I still wanted to discuss its topic ‘are TBR’s necessary to be considered a book blogger, or reader?’.
First of all, and most important, no! Why would you have to make a list with reading plans to be a book blogger/reader, that doesn’t make much sense to me!
But then, personally, I love making TBR’s! Not because I have to follow them, but I just like to make a list with books that I’m currently interested in and feel like reading. Of course it is satisfying at the end of the month to be able to say that you read everything on your TBR, but it is not needed. If you didn’t read anything from your TBR, you were probably not that interested in them, or more interesting books came along.
I think TBR’s are fun to make, and read from other readers to see what books they are currently interested in. But if TBR’s make you stress about reading, because you ‘have to’ read the things on your TBR, than don’t make them! You read for fun, so you shouldn’t stress about it!
So, no they are not necessary, but yes they are fun!
23 thoughts on “Let’s talk bookish – Are TBR’s necessary?!”
I’ve discovered that I love TBR’s but only when they’re really long and I can still indulge myself in mood reading? LOL. I have a super big TBR pile plan for next year. 😀
I also always make way too long list, and still end up reading books that were not on there haha!
As long as wel have fun!
Well said!! I agree, TBRs are not necessary but if you like them then you should 100% do them! Personally I don’t love TBRs but I love lists so I still have one that I never follow haha
Haha just make them for the list making! I mean why not if you like doing it! And you’re not strict on yourself for not ‘following’ them?!
What a good question! I think my opinion lines up with yours rather nicely. No, they’re not *necessary*, per se, but it can be so much fun to make them (and also to see what other people are reading). I do love the idea of calling it a “possibility pile” more, though (thanks to Dini haha) because I’m a mood reader and always inevitably shuffle books around. But it’s nice to think ahead to what I want to read next.
Yes possibility pile sounds beter!
I completely agree! Everything about reading should be fun, from the actual act of reading to everything surrounding it such as TBRs and book blogging etc.
Great post and thanks for participating
Yes exactly, it shouldn’t feel as a chore!
Sticking to a TBT strictly stresses me out. If I think of them as a list of books I’d like to read sometime but don’t have to read in any particular order or timetable, they’re fine. 🙂
I completely agree with you, I don’t really think they’re necessary. I basically have one so I have a list somewhere of the books I hear about and can’t forget about them as a result. I like seeing other people’s though… And making mine even longer
Same! I love seeing what other readers are interested in!
I like having a TBR if only to keep track of what books are coming out and to guide my reading, but haha, I don’t really follow reading lists to a T either 😛
Yeah as guidelines they are very nice 🙂
I agree! Totally not necessary AT ALL, but that doesn’t stop me from having a ton of fun making them! 😀
Having fun is the most important thing 🙂
I feel the same way about TBRs, I love making them, but I am not married to them. It’s also kinda fun to compare what you were looking forward to in the start of the month, to where your mood actually took you. Great post!
Yes I really like that haha!
Completely agree with your thoughts! I love making TBRs, but in no way do I think they’re necessary to be a reader or blogger. To each their own!!
I’ve started making monthly TBRs this year to help me focus, as there are just too many books out there and I want to read them all! It’s been helpful to narrow down my pool of reading options from “EVERYTHING” to “One of these 12 Books.” Of course, I’m constantly running into the problem of overloading my TBR and then stressing when I only get to half the things…but I think in the long run small focused TBRs have been good for putting books in front of me and reminding me that this month, THESE are the goals.
Yeah it is really nice to just ‘narrow’ down the endless list! Since all the books on your TBR can make you feel overwhelming!
I totally feel you on overloading my TBR haha, ‘let’s make a small list this month’ and then for some readon it is 25 books long!
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