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Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Bookish Habits

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Once again, Shanah came up with a unique prompt and this one actually took me a while to come up with my answers. Personally, I don’t think about my bookish habits but I’m curious to see what I think of and be able to reflect on what I do as a reader. With that being said, let’s get into it!

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5. Not remembering to finish a series

If there’s one bookish habit that I’ve picked up, it’s starting a new series and then eventually forgetting to finish it. While I did make that one of my goals for 2020, it’s still something that I struggle with. Even if I love the preceding books, I just don’t feel the need to pick the others up urgently or they aren’t available at my library or I don’t feel like buying them. Either way, I always end up dragging my feet and end up waiting until years later to complete the actual series lol.

4. Forgetting about audiobooks

Another habit that I’ve developed is forgetting about audiobooks and not using them when I have the chance. It’s probably because I’m not in the habit of looking for them but they’re never my first choice. Personally, I’d rather read an ebook and be able to physically see the words. However, I’ve enjoyed almost all of the audiobooks I’ve read so I’m not sure. Either way, this is easily a bookish habit that I need to fix lol.

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3. Following my TBRs

Since I talked about two negative things, I figured I’d include something positive. One of my positive bookish habits is that I always follow my TBRs. Even if I don’t read a book that month, I move it to the next month. For some reason, I’ve never really had a problem, following TBRs because I see it as more a monthly goal. I just really like having a set plan for what I’m going to read that month so I try to follow it closely.

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2. Using my library

One bookish habit that I’ve picked up in the last year or so was that I use my library almost exclusively for books. While I do have Kindle Unlimited, a lot of the books I read are from the library. Maybe it’s because I’m cheap or maybe it’s due to the fact that I just really like to read ebooks but honestly, I love using my library. It’s free books so what’s there to complain about? For instance, the last three books I read in January were all from the library which was excellent.


1. Rarely rereading books

One bookish habit that I’m looking to change in 2020 is that I want to start rereading more books. I rarely reread books and I really want to work on changing that. I think last year, I reread like maybe 10 books out of the 157 books I read. That’s barely even a dent in all of the books I read. I know it’s important to focus on new books and books that you’re excited about but I want to get back to some of my old favorites.

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8 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Bookish Habits

  1. I’m guilty of all of these! I have a dozen series on the go and sometimes it takes me years to finish a series even if I started after it was already out. I never go to the library and I’ve only reread Harry Potter in the past decade. I’m trassshh! But not really I’d just like to break those habits.

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  2. I have so many books I want to re read but there is so many new ones and sadly unread ones in my shelf at the moment that I just don’t do it. I do have 1 book I really want to re read this year so maybe I’ll get to that one 🙂

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  3. I used to reread books all the time when I was younger but I hardly ever reread now. I’d like to start rereading again, because you can often get more from a book during a second reading. And sometimes it’ll feel like a whole new book if you’re reading it at a different stage of your life.

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