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TBR Piles! What next?

Have you ever found yourself staring at your "to be read" (TBR) pile, overwhelmed and unsure of what to read next? Don't worry, you're not alone! Many book lovers struggle with deciding what book to read next, especially when their TBR pile seems to be never-ending.

In this blog post, we'll share some tips on how to determine what to read from your TBR pile and provide some suggestions for getting through your pile more efficiently.

  1. Prioritise your TBR pile based on your reading goals One of the best ways to start tackling your TBR pile is to prioritise it based on your reading goals. For example, if you want to read more books written by women, then prioritise those books on your TBR pile. If you're trying to broaden your reading horizons, then focus on books that are outside of your typical genre or subject matter. By prioritising your TBR pile based on your reading goals, you'll feel more motivated to read the books on your list.

  2. Look for recommendations Another way to determine what to read from your TBR pile is to look for recommendations from friends, family, or online book communities. By hearing what other people enjoyed about a particular book, you may find yourself more intrigued to read it. This is also a great way to discover new books that you may not have considered before.

  3. Try a different format If you've been struggling to get through your TBR pile because you're not in the mood for a particular book, try a different format. For example, if you've been struggling to read a physical book, try an audiobook or e-book instead. This can be a refreshing change of pace and may help you get back into reading.

  4. Use a randomiser Sometimes, the decision of what to read next can be overwhelming, and you may find yourself stuck in decision paralysis. In this case, try using a randomiser. There are several online tools that can help you randomly select a book from your TBR pile. This takes the pressure off of you to make a decision and can be a fun way to discover what book you'll read next.

  5. Be realistic Finally, be realistic about how many books you can realistically read in a given amount of time. Don't overload your TBR pile with too many books that you know you won't have the time or motivation to read. Instead, focus on a smaller number of books that you know you'll be able to read and enjoy.

In conclusion, a TBR pile can be a daunting task to tackle, but with these tips, you'll be able to determine what to read next and make progress through your list. Remember to prioritise your reading goals, seek recommendations, try different formats, use a randomiser, and be realistic about your reading pace. Happy reading!

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