Ah, the TBR (to be read) pile. The never-ending stack of books that taunts you from your Kindle. You want to read them all, but where do you start? And how do you deal with the guilt of not reading them fast enough? Fear not, dear reader. Here are some snarky and fun tips for dealing with your fantasy TBR backlog.
- Embrace the chaos: You know that feeling when you look at your TBR pile and you just don’t know where to start? Well, here’s a thought: don’t start anywhere. Embrace the chaos and read whatever book catches your eye. Who cares if it’s out of order or if you end up reading the last book in the series first? It’s your TBR pile, do what you want with it.
- Make a drinking game out of it: Every time you add a new book to your TBR pile, take a shot. Warning: this game may lead to liver damage and a very large TBR pile.
- Set unrealistic goals: Want to read 20 books in a month? Go for it. Want to finish an entire series in a week? You can do it. Just remember, when you inevitably fail to meet your unrealistic goals, don’t beat yourself up about it. You’re only human (or elf, or vampire, or whatever).
- Pretend the TBR pile doesn’t exist: It’s like that pile of laundry you’ve been meaning to do for weeks. Just ignore it and pretend it’s not there. Eventually, it’ll go away on its own, right? Right?
- Use it as a bargaining tool: Want to convince your significant other to let you buy yet another fantasy book? Just show them your TBR pile and say, “See? I’m not even close to running out of books to read. It’s an investment in my future.”
- Have a TBR pile party: Invite all your fellow book-loving friends over, each armed with their own TBR pile. Spend the day reading, snacking, and complaining about how we never have enough time to read all the books we want to.
- Just give up and reread Harry Potter: Let’s be real, we all know that’s what we really want to do anyway.
So there you have it, folks. Some snarky and fun tips for dealing with your fantasy TBR pile. Just remember, there’s no wrong way to do it (except for maybe the drinking game). Happy reading!