I’ve been in a tiny reading slump lately. I’m still close to my monthly goal to hit my 2018 reading goal, but every week I get one book further away from my goal. It seems silly to make strict reading goals like that, but when you own as many books as I do, you’ve gotta work to get through them! Instead of feeling discourage, I decided to try and make a TBR stack.
This TBR stack has a mixture of books I’ve said I’ll read for months, books that are part of my various reading challenges, and a couple of graphic novels. As you can probably tell from my cover image, I’ve already started reading The Broken Earth trilogy by N.K. Jemisin. The first book is The Fifth Season and I’m enjoying it so far! I’ve been told for almost a year that I need to read the series in preparation for the third book and now I need to read them that the trilogy is completed.
I’m behind on my Book Riot Read Harder Challenge so my goal is to read at least four books next month. March by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell (A comic written/illustrated by a person of color), Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (A comic written and illustrated by the same person), Troublemaker by Leah Remini (A celebrity memoir), and Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton (An Oprah Book Club selection) are easier books than some of my other prompts and I actually own them so that really helps!
I still have a bunch of Book of the Month books to read so I picked two from my stack. The first is The Power by Naomi Alderman which I’ve been told its right up my book alley so I’m looking forward to it. Then I’ve got The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty on my stack for my Read Bigger challenge, but I’m a little sad to read it because it’s the most beautiful cover and has been fun to photograph.
My last pick is See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt. I thought I picked it for BR Read Harder, but I hadn’t. I decided to go ahead and read it. I need at least one mystery a month to feel balanced even though I’m sure this one will scare me to death! Or at least sleep with the lights on.
I’ll let you know how it goes at the end of April. If it works out, I’ll have new picks for May. If not, I’d love some suggestions on getting out of a reading slump.
Until then, Happy Reading!