In the past, I've talked about TBR expectations and why I love reading challenges. Today I want to sort of combine those topics and discuss a way to help you make progress on your TBR through personal monthly goals. I know lots of bloggers make monthly TBRs, so this kind of goes along with that and takes it one step further. I will say, though, if you're a mood reader, this strategy may not work for you!
Today's post was inspired by my sister, Michele. After I started blogging and she was introduced to other bloggers, her TBR began to explode. She told me one time that in order to organize it and make it more manageable for herself, some months she sets monthly goals focused on one specific type of book or genre. Yes, there are challenges out in the blogosphere like this (Clean Our Your E-Reader and Nonfiction November immediately come to mind), but since my sister isn't a blogger and doesn't participate in things like this, she does this for herself.
There are so many ways you could approach your TBR using this strategy:
- Library books
- Unread book hauls from your own shelves (this is one I desperately need to do)
- All those freebies piling up on your Kindle
- YA month
- New releases
- New-to-you authors
- Backlist books from authors you've already read
- Catching up on series
What do you think of this strategy? Do you have a plan of action when it comes to your TBR?