Mood Reading: The Struggle

I’m a total mood reader. I can’t help but pick up a specific book when I want. Even if I have a TBR planned for that month, I sometimes don’t feel like reading all of the books I planned to read during that specific month.

It makes it a challenge for reading, I can tell you that.

Lately I’ve really been in the mood to read fantasy books. I even gave a list of books that I think fit different types of fantasy because of how much I enjoy them. They often bring me to a whole new world and are engaging and dynamic and deep. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy reading other types of books, it’s just what I’m in the mood for at that specific time.

And then there’s the matter of whether or not I want to read a series from start to finish if all of the books are out or try to read books in between. I can tell you right now that I really wanted to finish reading “The Selection” trilogy by Kiera Cass after I finished the first book, but I didn’t have the funds to go and pick them up, so I just continued through my TBR pile.

The thing about that is it can make it extremely difficult to get into the world of the next book. Like seriously hard. I don’t know how I was able to push through the next book because my mind was still on the other, but I managed. It can be tough sometimes, though, believe me.

Mood reading is good, though, because instead of forcing myself to read books I’m really not in the mood for and hoping to get something out of the story (which really doesn’t produce much, actually), I can then enjoy the stories I want to read more because I’m actually in the mood to read them.

I feel like my words got jumbled there, but you know what I’m getting at, right? I love to read what I read when I read it. But it’s a struggle.

Are you a mood reader? Or are you able to stick to a schedule/plan for what you read?