Ok, so June is almost done and I am not done with the first book on my June TBR list. First off, in my defense one of the books is A Game of Thrones, so I feel like I deserve a little bit of grace.
I decided to be very determined to finish my list this month. But the problem is that 1. I made that decision the second week of June, 2. I had to study for finals and do other end of the year activities, and 3. I’m in the middle of moving. So why did I think this was a good idea?? I have no clue.
On the plus side, we are roadtripping from the East to West coast which means that I have a surplus of time to do some crash reading. I only have about 400 pages of GoT left, the last 2 books of Mrs. Peregrines, and Eleanor and Park. At least I was wise and only chose four books for this month.
This goal actually has been teaching me a lot about how hard it is to keep up with my reading. I’m sure some of you also understand, with everything that’s going on sometimes it’s hard to find time for yourself and the things you truly want to do.
I totally blame technology as well. That’s why I feel like I can work on moderating my time spent on social media and such. But of course then there’s this other speed bump of trying to stay active on places like Instagram.
So in the end, “To Be Read” lists always are growing and changing and they’re dam hard to keep up with, especially when you have 20 other things going on at one time. Keep reading, keep trying, but don’t beat yourself up for not being able to finish. At the same time, let it be a lesson in prioritizing what’s important to you (not saying you should drop everything and only read, it doesn’t work believe me I tried), but as the saying goes: Everything in moderation.