Let’s talk bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by Rukky @Eternity Books and Dani @Literary Lion, here different topics will be discussed.
This weeks topic is ‘Putting off books you actually want to read’, I don’t think this will be a very long post haha! But I’m curious to your thoughts!
Do you ever put off the books you actually want to be reading?
All the time.. Sometimes I’m just very excited for a book, that I’m scared I will not end up loving it, and that would be disappointing haha! So I will read other books instead
What do you end up reading instead?
I will still read books that I look forward to, just with a bit lower expectations haha! So then if I do not end up loving it, the disappointment isn’t as big!
Why do you put off books that you would rather read for other stories?
Kinda already answered this, mainly because of the high expectations!
But also there are so many books I really want to read, I just cannot read them all at once!
Do you treat reading books you’re excited for as a reward?
Mostly no, since it is not that I do not want to read the books I’m reading instead, I’m just a little less excited for those.
I only sometimes do this when I ‘have to’ read an ARC that I’m not really excited about anymore (not as much since I requested it). I then sometimes think ‘once you finish this, you can read that’ haha!
As I said, short post this time.. Don’t have too much to say haha!
11 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish – Putting Off Books You Want To Read!”
I can totally relate. My habit is that I often delay it when a book is getting way too hyped and often get back to get after the hype has died down
Yeah I do that often as well!
I’m guilty for doing this all the time! Mainly because of expectations, as with the case with Emma Mills books and The Poppy War, but also because I want to be in the right mood to read it?? I’m such a mood reader and if I read a book I wasn’t in the mood for, I might not enjoyed it as much so I always wait until the right mood strikes 😀
The mod is also important! Its stupid to not love a book because you’re in the ‘wrong’ mood!
I have definitely held off on reading books that I think I will either love too much, or I have high expectations for and worry they won’t be met! Great post!
Glad I’m not the only one haha, feels a bit stupid though..
I have put off so many books! Especially when it comes to finishing a series. I have been better recently though.
Haha yeah I know that one as well! Do t want to say goodbye to certain worlds!
I totally get what you wrote about being afraid of high expectations ruining the experience. I put off reading some books for that reason too!
Right?! It feels so stupid though!
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