top ten tuesday

How Well Do I Do with the Seasonal TBRS? / #toptentuesday 201

Its August and it has been almost 2 months since I posted my Summer TBR. In that one I posted what I read from my Spring TBR and it was not that great. It got me thinking on just doing a post about that when there was a top ten tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) prompt I could not quite fit anything nice for.

Which is today. We are suppose to be talking about Book Character Besties. But meh. I always feel meh at these kind of prompts and they do come again quite often. I can always do it when it comes back.

So I instead I started going back through the seasonal tbr’s and see how many of those I read during the season and what I read later. Destiny at Howling Libraries did something like this too if I remember correctly. ❤

It is interesting to note that I did not seem to have done a Summer tbr until this year and that one I can’t really use for this post yet. Interesting. I think it partially has to do with that winter and summer tbr’s weren’t always reoccurring topics like they are now.

So what would I consider a success? I’d say 75%.

Spring

Year Total Books Read % Read Read After
Season
% Read After
Season
Not Read % Not Read
2016 10 4 40% 3 30% 3 30%
2017 8 6 75% 0 0% 2 25%
2018 11 8 72,7% 1 9,1% 2 18,2%
2019 12 6 50% 0 0% 6 50%

Looking at how I would calculate my success rate for the spring tbr’s I’d only hit one which is 2017 where I exactly hit 75%. If I added in the read after season 2018 would join that with 81,8%. While technically not hitting it 2016 was rather close. 2019 on the other hand was a bit more of a miss. However I did have the most tbr books there.

fall autumn

Year Total Books Read % Read Read After
Season
% Read After
Season
Not Read % Not Read
2015 16 6 37,5% 5 31,3% 5 31,3%
2016 10 7 70% 1 10% 2 20%
2017 16 5 31,3% 3 18,8% 8 50%
2018 12 5 41,6% 1 8,4% 6 50%

As for Fall/Autumn none hit the succes rate. Only 2016 would hit it with the read after season. There are two reasons for this. One is that the tbr’s are generally bigger than the Spring tbr’s and two is that I always find it harder to read at the end of the year. Which is interesting to see I then make the most ambitious tbr’s.

winter

Year Total Books Read % Read Read After
Season
% Read After
Season
Not Read % Not Read
2017/2018 17 7 41,2% 3 17,6% 7 41,2%
2018/2019 10 7 70% 2 20% 1 10%

For the winter I only have two tbr’s to look at which are fromt  the last two years. Again if I look at the successrate I would not hit it. With the addition of Read after season 2018/2019 would fit that bill. However it should be added that there is a big different in total books and almost no difference in the amount of books that were read from it.

One thing I think I can take away from this is that I need to have a better set amount for these tbr’s if I really want to see if these seasonal tbr’s work well. I guess that should be at 10 as often these are for top ten tuesday of course.

Do you look back and see how you did with these kind of tbr’s?

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17 thoughts on “How Well Do I Do with the Seasonal TBRS? / #toptentuesday 201

  1. This is so funny, I’m planning on taking a look back at my summer TBR to see what I’ve read next month! 😀 I definitely know in the past I tend to give myself seasonable TBRs for TTT then I rarely stick to because I love giving myself a seasonal theme. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that if I want to successfully read my TBRs then I need to give myself a TBR I actually want to read rather than a TBR I think suits the season. That can be tricky, though, when you’re a mood reader! Well done on reading so much of your 2018/19 winter TBR!

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  2. I love how you organized and format this post. I need to start doing something like this myself. I tend to procrastinate updating lists and stuff, so I feel like I definitely need to try a little harder to organize my stats and what not. At the same time, I know that my TBR is always a hit or miss experience. There are times where I’ll knock four or five books from the TBR by reading them, but there are more times where I’m like, “I’m adding seventy-five titles to this and it’s been eight months since I read anything from the TBR.” (Which, you know, yikes.)

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  3. Really organized and fun way to look back at your TBR and see what is and isn’t working for you. I should do something like this but I’m not organized enough. The only truly seasonal TBR I ever stick to is in October – I usually go all out spooky reads.

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  4. I think you did a wonderful job! I love how organised you are and your graphics are top notch 🙂 I wish I was this neat xD
    I honestly don’t really do any TBRs, unless I have ARCs that need to be read before their release date (and even then, I rarely comply to them oops…) But I like looking back on my GR challenge, for instance, and see how well I did.
    Great post!

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  5. I’m so impressed at your ability to gather data and make gorgeous charts. I’m so not a numbers person, myself. xD I’m also afraid to look at mine because I’m pretty sure I don’t want to know.

    Seems like your TBRs are a bit hit or miss on how well you do. I think 10 is a good, round number, though. Makes the percentages a bit easier to calculate, too. I’d be interested to see how it goes if you do change to a solid 10 and then go in with a bit more awareness of trying to stick to your target, because sometimes that thought can just make a big difference.

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  6. Eigenlijk niet vermits ik niet met een vooraf vastgelegde leesstapel werk. Ik hou wel elke maand hoeveel boeken en bladzijden ik gelezen heb maar leg mezelf niet op voorhand een bepaald aantal op als streefdoel. Alleen voor de NEWTS (en OWLS) had ik een aantal boeken klaargelegd die aan specifieke prompts voldoen.

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  7. Wow, this post is so organised, I am loving the tables and percentages!! I’m a huge mood reader, so my TBR’s usually don’t go that well. I think. I should really do this exercise myself some day to know for sure. But while I love setting my seasonal TBR’s, I think my success rate in general will only be like 50% max probably…

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  8. I have never done a seasonal TBR. I don’t think I would be too successful at it because it get too many last minute ARCs, and also life usually throws me a few too many curveballs, but maybe next year when I am reading classics I can give it a try. I also get discouraged when I bet behind, hence my one book Goodreads Challenge the last two years. Ha ha. 😏

    It is nice to be organized though, and I can see how that would be motivating in itself! 📚✨

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