Planning- TBR Catch Up

Hi folks,

I am really, really, behind on my reading goals for the year. The plan was to read 52 books this year. I’ve only read 8.  If I do some quick math here I’ll need to finish 7.3 books in the next six months to reach my goal for this year. I know. Yikes!



So, I’ve done what I always do when things are going to pot. I made a plan! I’ve been sort of picking books at random and they haven’t been really good books as you can see from my reviews. Those lukewarm reads pushed me into somewhat of a reading slump. I had this great plan at the beginning of the year to read Baldwin and Ishiguro. Don’t worry this new plan will incorporate that old plan.  Anyhow Le Plan is for me to… wait for it…pick the books I’m going to read for the month ahead of time.  Pictured above are the books I have planned for July. I know it sounds simple but the devil is in the details. I usually get my books from the library but that has not been working lately for a variety of reasons. I’ve bought the ones that were not available at my library to stay on track.  The books average about 300 pages so I’m going to have to cut my aimless scrolling on the Internet way down to get through them all. I can do it! I’ll keep you posted.

Have a great weekend.









  1. June 30, 2021 / 6:56 pm

    Girl, you are way ahead of me. My plan was 12 books. I think I only read 3. You can do it!

    • ofthecomely
      July 3, 2021 / 3:53 pm

      Thanks for the support Nerline !

  2. July 16, 2021 / 6:49 am

    I like the “Le Plan” idea of picking the books you want to read ahead of time. I just got done reading “Fahrenheit 451” which is actually my daughter’s summer read for school. It is a very good novel. It inspired me to go back to writing and blogging again full time. Baldwin and Ishiguro are great picks.

    • ofthecomely
      July 17, 2021 / 8:03 pm

      Hi Beauty. I remember that being a good book. I think HBO did a movie about the book in the last couple years. I haven’t seen it. Have you?

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