Let’s Talk Bookish – Putting Off Books You Actually Want To Read

Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well! As it is once again Friday, it is time for another Let’s Talk Bookish edition. Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. Sorry I missed last week, University got on top of me but I am back now! This weeks topic is all about putting off books you actually want to read.

I have so many anticipated books each year that I always end up delaying some of them. I find it always depends on my priorities each month and whether I have the time to truly enjoy them.

Do you ever put off the books you actually want to be reading?

Occasionally I will put off the books that I really want to read. It’s normally down to time; as for some books, I like to dedicate time when I know that I am only going to be focused on them rather than a million different things. I will also put them off if they end a series that I love and don’t want to end.

What do you end up reading instead?

If it is down to time, I will typically end up reading some of the ARCS that I have not got on top of or books for book tours. If I am putting it off because I am trying to savour it, I will generally pick up something entirely different from the book that I am putting off, so if it is a fantasy, I will normally pick up a contemporary or romance.

Why do you put off the books that you would rather read for other stories?

As I said earlier, the majority of the time, it will be down to time. I do have quite a busy life, so trying to fit everything in can be quite a struggle. Also, quite a few times, many of my anticipated releases will be released on the same day, so I do have to pick which one I want to prioritise.

Do you treat reading books you’re excited as a reward?

I try not to read an anticipated book as a reward as then it takes the fun out of it. But if I feel that I am going to go into a reading slump, I try and read something that will keep me out of it.

Do you ever put off reading books that you are excited about? Let me know in the comments below!

6 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish – Putting Off Books You Actually Want To Read

  1. For me I often put off books because I have high expectations haha, and I’m afraid the book won’t meet them!



  2. This is a yes and no for me. Most of the books on my shelves are my tbr, so I want to read all of them, but I can’t read them all at the same time so I have to prioritize. Although, I do sometimes purposely put some off depending on any book clubs and other “obligations” I have that month (like prompts for readathons and what not). But I don’t do arcs (I can’t commit) and I don’t have school with required reading, so I basically just read what I want whenever I want lol


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