Sunday Salon: What order to you read your books in?

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When you receive new books in the mail, do the older ones get moved to the bottom of your list or do go strictly “by the book” and keep your list with older books first and then the new ones?

Oh I can’t read books in order of arrival – I am very much a reader who needs to be in a certain mood to read certain books.  If I’m not in the mood to read a crime novel or a romance, and the next one on the list is a crime novel, if I force myself to read it then I will probably fail and give it an awful review.   It’s one of the reasons why I rarely take part in prescribed reading challenges – it’s a little like doing homework, in that if I know I HAVE to read a certain book next, chances are I’ll begrudge the obligation and not read it.

Where I’m reading a book based on a publication date,  I will do my best to read that as close to the date as possible, or at least publish a review close to the date. Often I will get books months ahead of the publication book, and am therefore able to read when I’m in the mood most likely to finish it.

Otherwise as far as I’m concerned it’s a free for all and I’ll write in what ever order is best!

What about you?

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2 thoughts on “Sunday Salon: What order to you read your books in?

  1. I definitely need to be in the mood for certain books! And sometimes I will put down a book for “later” when it just doesn’t do it for me, because I know it might just be that “mood” thing. That being said, my TBR pile shifts constantly. Review books go first, then what mood I am in books. Of course that’s why I have a zillion books in my TBR pile!

    Have a great week!

    Chick with Books

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