I thought this Twitter thread from @Sandstone was worth sharing: So, a thread on reading, not reading, and TBR overwhelm, along with a method of narrowing things down that’s worked for me
I’ll sum this up:
Divide your TBR pile into two halves: the half that feels more appealing and the half that feels less appealing.
Divide the top half into two quarters.
Repeat, repeat, until you have a small and manageable set of books that are most appealing to you at the moment.
There’s more to it than that! But that’s the fundamental process.
Anyway, I truly sympathize with this problem of a giant TBR pile but no desire to actually read anything on it; and the associated problem of not being able to get into a new-to-me book for reasons that have little to do with the book’s quality and a lot more to do with my current mood and ability (or maybe desire) to focus attentively on a new-to-me world.
Click through and read the whole thing if you’ve had a problem getting into anything on your TBR pile. Maybe you’ll see some suggestions that might help.