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Organizing a to be read list

Bloganuary day 18! Today’s prompt is:

What book is next on your reading list?

Well, talk about a prompt to call me out! I know I’m not alone in having a to be read list that I won’t ever have any hope of actually finishing in my life. But no one has ever asked me what I’m going to read next! As luck would have it, I’ve also just finished reading Splendor and Spark by Mary Taranta, and I really am ready to move on to my “next”. But gosh, I’m terrible at picking my next read. I’m indecisive that way – there’s a trend here, I’m indecisive with most things haha.

Here’s where I’m stuck. I’m actually part way through reading the Tiger’s Curse series by Colleen Houck, I’m curious about Victoria Aveyard’s Realm Breaker, and book 2, The Becoming, of Nora Roberts’ The Dragon Heart Legacy series is out now. I’d also like to read the other YA Fantasy series that Nora Roberts wrote, along with the James Patterson YA series, and I’ve never read EarthSea by Ursula LeGuin.

How on earth do I make decisions like that?

But here goes, just for you and just because I like to follow instructions…

My next read shall be… Tiger’s Voyage. Book 3 of Colleen Houck’s Tiger’s Curse series. There, I’ve said. It’s in writing. I’m committed.

In typing up this post I’ve realized that I really do need to finish what I’ve started, so that’s why I chose that one. Which of course with that line of thinking is actually tying me into 3 more books because there’s 5 in the series. But maybe it’s best if I don’t have to think about what my next read will be for a while!

Do you have as much difficulty choosing the next book from your to be read list as I do?

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2 thoughts on “Organizing a to be read list”

  1. Good post, Tanya. I find that I can alleviate part of the challenge of what to read next by allowing myself to try a book and giving myself permission to put it down if it’s not engaging me. Not being wed to the book helps me to choose easily.

    1. Thank you Tiffany 😊 That is definitely excellent advice and one that I’ve been trying to come to terms with. I am getting better at setting aside a book that isn’t engaging me, but, the interesting thing I’ve been finding is that I feel guilty about it. Like it’s something I haven’t completed. I then have troubles justifying that it’s okay to start a different book, when I have one unfinished. That’s the permission part of this that I need to practice and get better at. 😊❤️

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