Thursday, May 7, 2020

Tackling the TBR Week 17: May 1 - May 7, 2020

My TBR has been out of control for YEARS. Then in January of 2019 I started tracking weekly my true reading/acquiring habits, and voila! I have been able to keep on top of things a little bit better. I may never get below 1,000 books, but at least I won't be topping out over 5,000! When a book cover is linked, it goes to the review here on my blog.

I will be posting on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and the last day of the month. Feel free to join in if you'd like!


Previous Week's TBR Total: 3,112

Currently Reading
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53136920. sx318 sy475  359139 5135198943561506Someone Else's Daughter: A gripping emotional page turner with a twist by [Jennifer Harvey] 51542229 52578667  45046716
            The Lost Pianos of Siberia 49348736 52880216. sx318 sy475  50765199. sx318 sy475 51352065 53084465. sx318 sy475  52756711. sx318 sy475  5135191148590071 52437134

Books Added to TBR
49245059. sy475  52000813 Someone Else's Daughter: A gripping emotional page turner with a twist by [Jennifer Harvey]

Books Removed from TBR: 0

Books Read
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Books DNF-ed: 0

Duplicates Removed: 2

New TBR Total: 3,101

I know it looks totally insane at the number of books I am reading right now, but I have hit a serious slump. I literally have hundreds of books and don't want to read a single one.

Strange as it sounds, I think it is partly because I am NOT stressed about work. Reading is what I do when I am stressing out, and I was perpetually stressed for the previous three years prior to the 2019-2020 school year. For two of those years the school I was at was an incredibly toxic environment with someone on the admin team who was vindictive, and revenge-seeking towards others. Then last year I was so stressed from the fall-out of the previous two years, even with a new admin team. This year though, I am in a new position at a new school, and I am happier than I have been in my career in a long time. It feels great.

So...that means I take fewer trips to medieval England (among other places) to de-stress, I suppose?

I have seen quite a few bloggers address the issue of not reading as much, despite being home more. I am reading tons with Eleanor, but hardly anything for myself after she goes to sleep. So, hopefully by throwing all my NetGalley ARCs onto my 'Currently' Reading' list, that will kick-start something in my brain. Obviously I requested these books for a reason, so I better get to it! 

Any of these catch your eye? Have you already read any? Let me know!

Happy Reading!


  1. pardon but you need to relax: the satisfactory life is the one that's lived one thing at a time... as my grandpa used to say: cool, calm and collected... nothing except Eleanor is worth being in a frazzle...

    1. I am relaxed, that's the problem! :) When my job was so stressful, I read constantly after Eleanor went to bed. Now as I find myself in a much better place physically at a new school and mentally by not being stressed all the time, I don't read nearly as much. I used to have to read at least an hour a day or I got jittery. It was crazy. Now I am not jittery, but there are still so many lovely books waiting for me!


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