Tackling the TBR [8]: February 2016

tackling the TBR

It’s once again time for my favorite feature: Tackling the TBR! There’s nothing I love more than picking out which books to read next, and this slightly organized method of reading has really amped my enjoyment to the next level. Bring on the mantras!

Read the best books first.
Life is too short to read books you’re not enjoying.

However you put together your TBR for the next month, the goal is to reduce the amount of obligation in reading and increase the fun.

Here’s a look at how the system works:

1. Identify the titles that take top priority in your TBR.
2. Combine them all in your own Tackling the TBR post.
3. Throughout the month pick from that pile as the mood strikes you.

Here’s what mine looks like:

February 2016 TBR Tackler Shelf:

TWO new books from Brandon Sanderson almost back to back? Heck yeah I’m excited! I also was lucky enough to get approved for the new Mercy Thompson book by Patricia Briggs and I’m chomping at the bit to finish what I’m currently reading to start it. I love the rest of the authors on this list, so February is going to be an awesome month indeed!

What I did last month:

I only read 3 of the books on my TBR tackler shelf last month, but one of them was A Dance with Dragons (which is a 1000+ page book), so I’m actually kind of okay with that.

Now, I can tell you from experience that this Tackling the TBR experiment is so much more fun and rewarding when there’s more than one person (me) participating. Does anybody want to play along?

Even if you don’t specifically use my system, feel free to share your versions of how you manage your TBR pile (and the links to your posts if applicable) in the comments!

Maybe we can help make each other’s systems even better. :)

What books are you Tackling this month?

by Niki Hawkes

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