This Simple Tip Will Help You Reach Your Reading Goals By End Of Year
By Kerri Jarema
It happens to me every year: September rolls around and I start to panic about my reading goals. For some, their yearly reading challenge is the most important part of their bookish life. These readers make strict numbered goals, and write extensive year-long TBR lists that they want to complete by the time Dec. 31 rolls around. And even though I made my own goals less harsh this year — choosing to focus instead on reading mindfully — I've still got to read 16 new-to-me books before the end of the year to fulfill my own challenge. If you're like me, and you're starting to freak out a little bit about reaching your reading milestones for 2018, I have one trick that's always helped me get re-centered in my bookish pursuits: a seasonal TBR list.
Now that summer is at its end and we're swiftly moving into the autumnal season, it's time to have a check-in with yourself, your reading goals, and, most importantly, your TBR. In my personal experience, nothing gets me back to my bibliophile best than taking stock of what's been going right, what's been going wrong, and figuring out what books I actually want to be spending my time on moving forward. Below are five of the biggest reasons why you need to make a seasonal TBR this fall.