TBR - Pressure or Record?

I think it's fairly safe to say that at one point or another, we have all had a To Be Read list. Sometimes this is as short-lived as a brief thought about books you would like to read. Other times, it's as long-lived as a list you started in primary school and have continued to add to and read from for many years. They come in all lengths, shapes, and formats, and can be both the thing that makes you proud and the thing that makes you feel guilty (sometimes both at once).

So here's the question:

Is your TBR list (assuming it exists) a source of pressure to read more books, or a source of excitement an helpful advice when picking out the next book to read?

I think my list is a bit of both, and weirdly, will find myself avoiding the books on my TBR list when looking for something new to read (which makes literally no sense at all). Since identifying this... problem (is it really a problem or just a habit I don't like very much?) I have started to work to fix it. It will take time, I think, but over time it will make a difference. Come to think of it, I have the same problem with my Amazon wishlist...

How about you? Do you have a To Be Read list, and if so, does it encourage or discourage you?

#Reading #Lists #Organization #Life #Habits

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