Let’s Talk Bookish – Putting Off Books You Actually Want to Read

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where they discuss certain topics, share their opinions, and spread the love by visiting each others’ posts.


Prompts: Do you ever put off the books you actually want to be reading? What do you end up reading instead? Why do you put off the books that you would rather read for other stories? Do you treat reading books you’re excited as a reward?

Welcome to the first LTB of April, and happy Friday everyone! Or should I say Good Friday? Ha. Anyway, today’s topic is quite an interesting one, as it is inherently a bit ironic – would you not want to read your most anticipated books first?! But I think as a blogger, or just a lover of books, we all know this isn’t always the case.

So the simple answer is yes, I definitely do put off books that I actually want to be reading. I think there can be a multitude of reasons for this to happen. Recently I’ve been on pause reading a series that I have been really enjoying, kind of savouring the moment before finishing the last book and leaving the series behind me.

Normally I’d be full steam ahead but other books on hold came in that were more urgent, so I ended up putting it off, but it definitely has the added bonus of giving me a bit more time to relish the joy of reading the series – stay tuned to find out which one it is! Any guesses?

Anyway, I digress. As a book review blogger, I think the most obvious answer to why we put off books is the time constraints. An ARC review is due, or my borrowing term is coming to an end, or it’s almost time to return the book I borrowed from my friend – the list is literally endless for reasons for books to jump the queue in reading priority. I’m sure anyone out there who does reviews feels the same way, or at least knows what that’s like.

Other than that though, I personally don’t have many other reasons to be putting off books I want to read. After all, I mostly read to enjoy the book and if there’s something I want to read, I’ll generally try to read it as soon as I possibly can.

As for treating myself to a book as a reward…I don’t recall ever having done that. That being said, I have bought many a book for myself as a “reward”. Really, just finding excuses to justify my incessant book purchases. What can I say, I just love (buying, reading, talking about) books! Can anyone relate? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy April everyone! Remember to follow Rukky and Dani on their respective blogs, and feel free to submit any topics suggestions you might have to them as well. See you all next week!

4 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish – Putting Off Books You Actually Want to Read”

  1. I’m in the same boat, I often put off a book I want to read because I have an arc review due, or a library loan came in, or something is due back, etc. So I COMPLETELY understand this feeling! It can be a struggle!

    I’ve never treated myself to a book as a reward either, I didn’t know people did that?! So it was a weird question to me lol!

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    1. Hahaha, tell me about it! I’m sure some people do though. The ever growing list of books that must be read always takes precedence though!

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