Tackling the TBR [79]: March 2022

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:

March 2022 TBR Tackler Shelf:

February was an interesting reading month. I delightfully carried over my enthusiasm for dropping strict reading structures and allowing myself to read what struck my fancy in that moment. It led to a lot of staring at my shelves, wondering what I was in the mood for haha. But overall, aside from a few reading obligations I’m wrapping up, it was another successful month. I even picked up a few nonfiction to fill the space between reads, which is the epitome of embracing mood reading for me (because it’s stuff I generally don’t use for my content creation).

This month is seeing me trying to wrap up a few obligations I signed up for before my epiphany. I’ve a buddy read for Thousand Names (which I’m excited for but still a bit stressed because I’m not sure how I’m going to do it all) and Shadow of the Gods for my book club. In the Shadow of Lightning is one I’ve been sneaking peaks at here and there and am already 15% in – it’s my “physical” read for the month, and I’m excited to devote most of my time to it. The only thing that comforts me is, no matter what I decide to spend time on from this list, it will be stellar reading.

Have a great month in reading!

by Niki Hawkes

2 comments on “Tackling the TBR [79]: March 2022

  1. Don’t stress! There’s always next month, right? Lol. My book club is very patient with me and my massive TBR pile and after seeing your list it looks like I have to add a few more books to my list! Thank you! I was recently recommended a book called “The Blessing of the Black Wolves” by author JS Murphy. As an avid follower of all things fantasy this book was right up my alley. The main character, Laran, is a captive to a cruel lord. She is kept as a slave until circumstance pairs her with a young, handsome nobleman, Sheftu, who vows to save her. What follows is a journey that takes you through twists and turns with these two characters and has you rooting for them throughout. There is an amazing sense of place to the writing which keeps you reading until the very end, it kind of felt like a dream almost tbh. If you are a fan of fantasy with a touch of romance, this one is a must read. The sequel, Raven Seeker, also just came out! Definitely add this series to your reading list (maybe for 2023? lol):

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    • lol right?! If I wasn’t facilitating the book club, I feel like I’d have a bit more leeway. I’m still trying to dig myself out of the reading hole I put myself in at the beginning of the month.


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