Tackling the TBR [80]: April 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:

April 2022 TBR Tackler Shelf:

Whoops – it’s almost halfway through April and I haven’t posted my TBR! With all the content I’m working on these days, I don’t have a system in place to remind me to upload this post. Most of the time I rely on random cues to let me know it’s getting close to the beginning of a new month and go from there. This month my cue came late haha.

I find myself in a massive reading slump. Compounded obligations from last month and a few looming this month have sucked all the reading enjoyment out of my life. Fortunately, I took most of my hostility out on Shorefall by RJB (which I’ve listed on my TBR but have already finished for the month), that review will be out in just over a week. And went rogue and picked up a random YA, The Body Finder. I threw everything else aside and took four days to read that, and now I’m feeling a little more normal.

I’m allowing myself to read what I feel like reading as much as I can this month, but of all the books on my lineup, I’m hoping to make a concerted effort to get to the final Age of Madness book by Abercrombie. Nothing helps a slump like spending time with Glokta. I’m also excited to get around to the new Kim Harrison, as well as Collapsing Empire by Scalzi.

Have a great month in reading!

by Niki Hawkes

2 comments on “Tackling the TBR [80]: April 2022

  1. Fun list, Niki! I’ve been in a reading slump too, waiting for Spring to finally arrive. Been a lot of rainy days near me, and while it makes for cozy reading sometimes, 6 days of it in a row gets to be too much! Take care!

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    • Thank you! Yes 6 days of rain would feel so dreary. Were I live we’re in a drought, so I haven’t seen more than a sprinkle in months (maybe send some rain my way haha). I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather over the last month, so I’m also hoping some springtime blooming will help reinvigorate my excitement for all the things. I threw out all my obligation reads for a couple weeks and am just doing a comfort read atm. It’s helping. :)


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