I have 301 books on my Goodreads to-read list. I think I might have a problem. I’m obsessed. But I really like it. I don’t buy that many books and adding them to my shelf feels a little bit like buying a book. Less exciting, but still exciting!
So, anyway! I now have all these books, some of which I might not even find all that interesting, but would like to read if given the chance and I don’t know which one to choose. If you follow me on Youtube you might know that I’ve created a TBR Jar, wherein I had originally put 12 book titles with pretty covers from my to-read list. I don’t own these books, but
each month err… every now and then I pick one title randomly and buy this book and read it. I actually really enjoy this kind of random way of picking books because as I said I have usually no idea of what book to buy next.
So I have come up with some ideas on how to choose the books I want to read each month! Since (what a surprise) I couldn’t even choose which method I want to go with, I thought of asking you guys! So here it goes:
I could ask on twitter for someone to pick out a number (or two) between 1 and 301 (or whatever the number of books on my to-read bookshelf is on Goodreads) and then I will go on my list and pick this book (or books) and buy them and read them. I could also use random.org for this, I haven’t really thought it through yet.
That way I will have a completely random book that I will read that month.
I could make monthly themes. Like one month I can pick only vampire books, or New Adult books, or over-hyped books again from my to-read list. This is not completely random, but it might also be a nice way to pick books. The problem here is that it might get a bit monotonous if for example I read only vampire books for one month, but I can make the themes a bit wider if I realize it’s getting boring…
I will make 3-4 big categories (perhaps contemporary, fantasy, over-hyped and sequels, or something like that) and then each month pick a book for every category. I could pick these either by choosing myself the ones that I want or randomly – similarly to idea #1.
Each month I could pick maybe ten books that I really want to read and make a poll on my blog so that you guys can decide for me! As you see, I’ll pretty much do anything to avoid making a decision myself!
You can choose more than one if you want to or…
you can also tell me in the comments if you have any other ideas that I could use!