Let’s Talk Bookish: Are TBR’s necessary to be considered a book blogger, or reader?

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books discussing a bookish topic each Friday. This is my first time doing it, and I’m really excited. This week’s topic is Are TBR’s (to be reads) necessary to be considered a book blogger, or reader?

I don’t actually think that TBRs are necessary, because I don’t have a TBR: I don’t have a list of the books I want to read next: I just go to the library, pick out a bunch of books that look good, and read them.

I don’t think that you really need to do anything to be a reader other than read, and anything other than blogging to be a blogger, but I can see how TBRs can be a helpful way to organize what books you want to read next. It could also feel really satisfying to check books off your TBR.

For me though, I don’t really like structuring how I read. I just read books that look good, and I’ll sometimes have a short list of 2 or 3 books in my head that I know I want to read, I just don’t have a really long list.

I think that having a TBR really depends on the person, and can be helpful and fun, but that it definitely is not necessary to be considered a book blogger or reader.

What do you think? Do you have a TBR? Chat with me in the comments below.

Happy reading!

10 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: Are TBR’s necessary to be considered a book blogger, or reader?

  1. I think everyone has SOME type of TBR… either online, on paper, or just in their mind. At least, if you’re an avid reader. (Tho my dad rarely reads but he still has a couple books he’s been wanting to read for awhile.) I don’t think they’re NECESSARY, but I think they’re just natural. Everyone has a list of something they want to do next.

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  2. Thanks for participating Aria! I relate because once upon a time, I didn’t have a TBR either and just picked up whatever books seemed interesting, and the newest Nancy Drew one that I hadn’t read lol. But when I finally joined Goodreads and began blogging, I realized that I could never keep up with all the books that interested me, and that’s what my TBR is for, and it’s very helpful in that regard. But it’s absolutely not necessary for anyone to do anything besides, as you said, read or blog.
    Great post ❤

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