Top Ten Tuesday | Winter TBR

Posted December 15, 2020 by Bonnie in Top Ten Tuesday / 8 Comments

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I feel like I’ve been struggling to find a nice rhythm in reading this entire year but that I may be finally getting a handle on it. What ended up helping?

  1. I stopped giving myself such a hard time if I didn’t read every single day. Some days are hard, some days are busy, and some days reading doesn’t happen. Better luck the next day, or the day after that.
  2. I stopped imposing deadlines on myself. Yes, I understand that as a blogger, accepting a review book means the goal is to promote the title prior to the publication date but sometimes this doesn’t happen and that’s okay. We’re all doing the best we can. This means I stopped accepting quite as many review books and that’s okay too.
  3. I realized that my current taste in books has changed, whether this is temporary or permanent remains to be seen. I’m a huge fan of mysteries and horror but lately, I’ve been gravitating towards contemporary romances instead. Bottom line: reading is reading regardless of what you’re reading.

I’ve decided to try to participate in the PopSugar Reading Challenge in 2021 to try to keep things fun. I also recently stumbled upon a book club called Hygge and Whodunit w/ @linesiunderline where each month there will be a new book with cozy mystery vibes. The first up is an Agatha Christie that I’ve been meaning to read for ages.

Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (For book club )
The Duke’s Perfect Wife (Mackenzies & McBrides #4) by Jennifer Ashley (So I can hopefully squeeze in the novella A Mackenzie Family Christmas!)
Mangos and Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera
All About Us by Tom Ellen
This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens

Voodoo Shanghai (Kincaid Strange #3) by Kristi Charish
The Friend Zone (The Friend Zone #1) by Abby Jimenez
Undercover Bromance (Bromance Book Club #2) by Lyssa Kay Adams
Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters #2) by Talia Hibbert
Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

What are you planning on reading this season?

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8 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday | Winter TBR

  1. Sounds like you’re finding a good balance. I’m a pretty eclectic reader so my tastes bounce all over the place! I think that 2020 has been difficult on people in all kinds of ways. I look forward to some new content whenever you get a chance. Oh and I absolutely loved The Friend Zone!

  2. Each day is a new day to try again – and long live the contempo kissing books! I see a few books that certainly brought a smile to my face, and one for sure buddy read 🙂

  3. Your thoughts really resonate with me — I’m trying to cut back on review books too, because reading by a schedule isn’t really the best way for me to feel happy. I’ve also been reading more contemporary romance, maybe just because the world is serious enough this year and I need lighter distraction! I hope you enjoy your winter reading!
    My TTT

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