One thing you need to know about me is that I’m a huge mood reader. Even if a book is really popular or even a book I need to read for school, I won’t read it ’til I’m in the mood for it. In this post, I tell you why being a mood reader sucks and one reason it doesn’t!
1. I have a monster of a TBR pile
Basically, I want to read ALL THE BOOKS. I want to read all these great books I keep hearing about may it be YA, Classic, Adult or even MG. But I’m not only a mood reader, I’m also a weird mood reader. Even if I BADLY want to read a book (*cough* The Wrath and the Dawn *cough*) I won’t and can’t read it until I’m in the mood for it so this results to big TBRs that I sadly can’t get to until I’m super duper freaking pumped for the book. I’m just weird mood reader like that.
2. Feeling bad for starting a book then putting it down for like, after 5% and lower
This happens when I just finished reading a book then I try to start another one. I’m having trouble starting a next book so what I have to do is to just pick my next read the next day.
3. Disorganized TBRs
I’m a disorganized person in terms of keeping files etc. and it also applies to my TBR. Lately, I’ve been thinking that I need to have monthly TBR to reduce my pile but of course, it just never works. I want to have a monthly TBR that contains upcoming, new released books and the books I bought like a million years ago.
4. Trouble requesting/accepting review copies
Sometimes after I request a book for review, I forget about it then I get approved for it weeks later and I’m not just in the mood to read it. This may be the reason why I keep DNFing a book and also why my Netgalley ratio is kinda bad. 🙁
But if there is one reason why being a mood reader doesn’t suck is…
it limits the chances of not liking a book because I’m in the mood for it
One thing I noticed is that after I read a book that I ended up loving/liking I know that if I had read in another time, I would end up not loving/liking it. So being in the mood for a certain book helps me like more books!
Are you a mood reader? Do you have any tips on how I can follow my monthly TBR? Comment them down!