Another month down, and another success! I’m pretty sure that I say this every month, but this is the best thing I could have ever done. I’m knocking down my TBR (well I would be if I would stop buying books! lol) and I’m finding what I’m interested in and what no longer holds my attention. It’s also helping me get over my fear of DNF’ing books (DNF = did not finish). For SO LONG I would force myself to finish something. I would always regret it in the end. I’ve since gotten over my fears and learned that I don’t NEED to finish a book! If it’s not working for me, then there’s no point in wasting time reading it. It’s ok to not be the perfect audience for a book! It doesn’t mean that the book is bad, it just means that it wasn’t meant for me. Here’s how the unhaul went this month:
First was my sons pick – A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. I was really excited when he picked it. I had read the first chapter and it sucked me right in, but I put it aside for something else. When I finally got around to reading this – I was OBSESSED!!! So obsessed that I ended up reading all 3 books in the trilogy this month!! I count this one as more than a success.
Next was my TBR jar pick and…… well, let’s just say that it wasn’t nearly as successful as the first one. In fact, I was really disappointed in this one. So many reviews were positive and talked about the dark atmosphere. I didn’t feel the same, no matter how much I wanted to. The plot moved so slowly I was bored almost the entire time. The characters were one dimensional and everything was told in a very matter of fact way. I didn’t even love the atmosphere. I ended up skimming through most of it because I just couldn’t be bothered to hang on every word. I was also crossing my fingers that it would pick up a bit…… it didn’t. Oh well, at least I read it and it’s no longer on my TBR!
TBR UNHAUL TOTALS:
Books Read – 6
Books Unhauled – 2
Not bad! I’m actually proud of how this is going. I’m also considering going through my shelves and unhauling some more just because I dread the titles being pulled from the TBR jar. We will see what happens.
Until next time, happy reading!