We don’t know any serious bookworms (we are very serious, I hope you know this) that don’t have a procrastination problem when it comes to their TBR. We can procrastinate about hyped books, friend’s recs and gifted books (Hollis is really good at this one). Whatever your reason, most bookies have some books that have been on their TBR rather a long time. Let’s talk about them and why we behave in this weird way.
Micky here. I procrastinate for procrastination’s sake, I think. I get all sorts of stubborn, internal adolescent rebellion for no reason whatsoever if I feel pressured to read a book I’m just not feeling at that time. Sometimes I’ll jump on a hyped book like it’s chocolate but more often than not I need to wait for the hype to die down and sometimes it’s taken me a couple of years to reach for a book after this. Big books also scare me, like the 800-1000 page books, because I think of all the other books I could be reading when I’m reading a tome. Anyway, that’s my psychology and now I’m going to list the books that have been on my TBR (that I own) for the longest time.
ATTACHMENTS by Rainbow Rowell
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern
GAME OF THRONES by George RR Martin
THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh
FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK by Melina Marchetta
THE FIERY CROSS by Diana Gabaldon
THE SCOTTISH PRISONER by Diana Gabaldon
LEFT DROWNING by Jessica Park
MARROW by Tarryn Fisher
FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS by Diana Peterfreund
GOD’S EYE by Susan Fanetti
NIGHT OWLS by Jenn Bennett
Now, Hollis is extremely organised with her reading, probably the opposite of a procrastinator but lets ask her if she has a book or two to list. Er.. Hollis!
I would just like to go on the record that this post feels like a personal attack considering there are certain books a certain someone has gifted me that she is fully aware that I haven’t read. Yet. Her name rhymes with.. you so fine you blow my mind, hey!
But anyway, I honestly couldn’t tell you why I procrastinate on some books vs others. I know my major reading flaw is to prioritize things I need to read vs want to read but I’m also not a mood reader (as discussed before) so this never really feels like a huge bother, y’know? That said, there’s also some pressure felt to love said recommended/gifted books and maybe I’m shying away because I have a tendency to poop on peoples’ parades. Anyway, excuses aside, here’s the list of books that have been specifically recommended to me (because the other list, of things I just want to read, is wayyyy too long) and are literally on my kindle and that I’m terrible for not yet attempting.
53 LETTERS FOR MY LOVER by Leylah Attar
THE LOVE EXPERIMENT by Ainslie Paton
THE OPPOSITE OF YOU by Rachel Higginson
AURORA TERMINUS by S.E. Fanetti
UNSEEN MESSAGES by Pepper Winters
WHITE WOLF by Lauren Gilley
AFTER HOURS by Cara McKenna
AMERICAN QUEEN by Sierra Simone
CAPTIVE by Jex Lane
EVERYDAY HISTORY by Alice Archer
literally every single Emma Scott book (sorry Melissa)
What book tops your procrastination/shame pile? More than one, feel free to share! We’re all in this together.