I started working at a bookstore at the end of the year (2019) and it feels like it only just hit me NOW that I work at a bookstore. In fact, when I started, I only considered myself a “cashier” and “associate” but just last month (aka. the month of my return to work) I thought to myself…”Why am I not a bookseller? What am I missing?” And ok, I’m sure you’re all thinking “but you are!” or something similar and I agree but also I don’t
When I worked at the theater, I made it my mission to watch the movies we showed and I made it my business to know where the independent films were showing and (because we were a smaller theater) where so-and-so movie was showing at a bigger theater (and how to get there because yes, people did ask me how to get to that nearby theater like hm, I’m sure your GPS can tell you but I’ll try…)
And I came to the realization that THAT is what I’m missing. Even though I’m a bibliophile and read and blog about books, I came to the sad realization that I’m really ignorant to what’s “in” in the “real” bookish world. So I thought I would remedy this by challenging myself to read some 2020 releases!
And oh boy is it a challenge. Especially since I’m seven months behind…But aside from finally adding numbers to my 2020 Goodreads challenge (COUGH, I’m SO behind!), I’m also hoping that this will help me be a better bookseller. I always feel so bad when I can’t honestly recommend a book to someone looking for something interesting to read!
Here is a quick glance at my TBR
As you can see, I’m trying to have my TBR pile be diverse. Because I didn’t want to bombard you all with all of the 2020 releases that have caught my eye, I only picked a few that sort of touched on a lot of my 2020 goals. Sadly, many of the books that have caught my eye probably won’t make it to my job for reasons I’ll talk about in a future post but that doesn’t mean I have to limit myself. In fact, I’ve always been the type to read what catches my eye regardless of who wrote it
Now, because of this goal, I will be increasing my fiction reads, something I never thought I would be doing. In fact, fiction is probably the genre I like the least, right after nonfiction (I’m picky with my nonfiction)
Aside from reading more recent releases, I also want to start being informed. Do you all know of any bloggers or pages that follow 2020 releases mainly or exclusively? I’ll be digging around once I’ve had a bit of sleep, but this will basically be my reader life for the rest of the year! I’m actually really excited. Keeping up with movies is much easier because they’re only about two hours long (usually…) but trying to keep up with books? Oh, now that is time consuming. Luckily I like books!
Oh, but I’ll also be reading non-2020 releases. I think I’d bore myself if I only read things because of my job. It’s always necessary to add some for fun reads and recently I’ve been in a rereading mood
What about you all? What are some titles in your TBR?