June Intentions + TBR

Posted June 7, 2020 by Kate

Hello lovelies!!

My mind is completely boggled that it’s June already!! Three months into the Stay Home order, and I’m ready to go back to college. I’ll even take an exam! Anything!

Not to be melodramatic or anything ? I’ve been staying busy, which is the only way I can be productive. I’m launching an incredible new blog project that I’ve been really excited about and working on frantically… which you should see come into fruition any day now ? But it’s confidential until then! What are you doing to stay busy?

First, an Introduction

I’ve done monthly TBR posts for a while, ever since I’ve been book blogging. I don’t always publish my monthly TBRs, I usually only do that during a busy month where I want to have my options written out, but I always have a tentative plan.

I don’t create TBRs so that I have a set plan of what I’m going to read. I’m a mood reader in excess, so I find that having some guidelines helps me for when I’m sitting in my chair (spinning), or laying on the floor (staring at my shelves for too much time) because I have no idea what I want to read next. I in no way hold myself to my TBR (other than ARCs, I have to have some rules,) because then I will cause myself burnout.

I also find that taking some time each month and going over my general TBR helps narrow doing my TBR, and makes sure that I don’t forget about books or slump back into my favorites, which I reread over and over again.

SO! I’m going to try something new. Instead of a monthly TBR, and I’m setting monthly intentions. This isn’t just for reading, either. I’m hoping that a new format may shake things up for me to be excited about my TBR and that it may help hold me to my other goals as well.

Reading Intentions

This month is an exciting one! There are a few releases I’m actually rabid to read, and some I’m just casually ecstatic to get my hands on! I am keeping my general TBR light this month because I do have a month-long readathon happening this month!! I will link my TBR video to the Make Your MythTake readathon, which sounds like SO MUCH FUN ✨

  • The Dream Maker by Kristen Ashley – ARC
  • Alpha Night by Nalini Singh
  • The Deal by Elle Kennedy
  • Game, Set, Match by Nana Malone
  • The Beach Read by Emily Henry
  • I Am Justice by Diana Muñoz Stewart
  • Rereading the Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Truthwitch by Susan Dennard – a reread for my Book Club this month!

I’m also participating in the month-long #MythTakeReadathon! This readathon was created by the lovely Ashleigh @ Frolic Through Fiction, and you can check out the announcement video here. I’m ready to start this readathon!!

I also have several ARCs to get through this month! I’m very excited for several of them :)

  • The First Score by Amie Knight (My Review)
  • Rush by Kandi Steiner
  • Anchor by Kandi Steiner
  • Falling for Her by Monica Murphy
  • B*witch by Paige McKenzie & Nancy Ohlin
  • The Dream Maker by Kristen Ashley – ARC

Blogging Intentions

Hello, lovelies! One of my biggest motivations for wanting to do an “intentions” post instead of a monthly TBR is A: I’m such a mood reader, that I don’t really stick to set TBRs, but I still like to write one out as a general guideline. But why make them formal? B: I want to set intentions for other areas of my life beyond just reading!! 

When I first started blogging (and in the years that followed), I was determined to not be a review blog. I don’t read book reviews on blogs very often! But here I sit… and I’ve turned into a review blog ? This isn’t something I’m upset over, because I like having lots of reviews, even if they’re just for me. But discussion posts are listed posts are my favorite, and I am upset that I only ever do a handful of those a year. That indicates that I’d fallen out of love with my blog. So I’ve created a blogging plan ✨ I’m not going to go into too much detail, but here are four things I’m prioritizing this month: 

  • Post a discussion post once a week! Preferably on Saturdays
  • Do a Top Ten Tuesday this month! (Actually remember to link up this time)
  • Finish sorting a review index by tropes for all review posts
  • Start scheduling ahead again – but at least a week.  

let’s chat

What are some of your intentions for the month ahead? What are you hoping to read? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you!