Even though my TBR pile is already huge, I constantly add to it every month. I always try to put myself on book buying bans, but over the past few months I’ve started realising that the bans don’t work for me. Somehow, I always manage to end up with more books that I wanted to get, and it only seems like that happens on the months I attempt a ban.
Her are a few of the reasons why book bans don’t work for me…
I get to the last week of the month without buying a book, and decide to treat myself…
I can go weeks without buying books, and that’s no issue for me. I tend to get proud of myself for going a few weeks without ordering a book… so then I go ahead and buy some books as a reward – completely going against the whole point of not buying any books. And sometimes if I manage to go a whole month without buying a book, I’ll make up for that the next month by ordering a bunch just because I couldn’t the previous month. It’s an endless cycle.
Book Hauls & Reviews
Book hauls are one of my favourite posts to read, because I discover so many books that sound amazing which I probably wouldn’t have heard of if it hadn’t been for the hauls. Add a great review of said book on top of that and I’m sold.
Discounts and Offers
This is probably the worst one for me, as it’s probably the main reason why I have so many unread books. I cannot resist a bargain. If a book is on a ridiculously crazy offer or is super cheap, I have to take advantage of that because it’s not often that there are good offers on books.