Thursday Talks: Three Kinds of Readers

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Have you thought that there are different kinds of readers out there? But, what I will only list are the three kinds of readers that I want to discuss. Well, I wanted to classify myself first before I explain further the other things that you should know about our kind on my next post.

So, let’s start now.

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What do I mean by this? These readers are the one who likes being prepared on what they will read. They are the people who have a reading list or TBR. Some use other means like using excel and such in organizing how they will read for each month. Some even like to join reading challenges or themed-readathon so they won’t need to think about how they will choose their next reads. The only downside to this is when they follow their strict schedule of reading a title, they can’t pick another book that they want to read.


These readers are those who pick their next read according to their mood. They are the ones who have no definite list of titles that they will need to read. They choose their next read depends on how they feel that day, what taste they have, what genres they feel like picking, and what they are looking for, or what they want to get into. They are very picky, and they randomly choose their next book. They are not good at being organized in their reading list.


I think you already know what does this mean. Yes, you can be organized and mood reader at the same time. But, I don’t know some readers who belong to this category. These people like to use their TBR when choosing their next read. They can also choose their next read depends on their mood. In short, they are very flexible. They can do both. If they can’t choose a book based on their mood, they can just look at their TBR to pick random titles. They are the readers that rarely have any problems in terms of choosing a book to read.

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So, there you are. Here are three kinds of readers. I am categorizing myself as a mood reader. Yes, I tried making TBR list, even using excel to schedule the books that I should read. But, I can hardly follow it. It is not easy on my part to not be able to follow something that I organized. That’s why I decided to not request some ARCs because I am afraid I won’t be able to read it and review it on time.

Next week, I will discuss the pros and cons of being a mood reader. I will talk on how it affects my reading experience. Thank you for reading!

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Let’s talk!

What kind of reader are you? How do you manage to find your next read based on your category? Can you share it below?

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21 thoughts on “Thursday Talks: Three Kinds of Readers

  1. I’m definitely an organised mood reader. I read according to my mood but I have books in mind (or actually in lists) that suit my reading moods and therefore direct my reading no matter my mood.

    That said, I’m hopeless with ARCs. I request them when I’m in a mood and if there’s a delay in receiving it, the mood passes and it goes on a list and waits until the mood returns. This can be days, weeks, months… I try to meet release dates but I cannot force myself to read something if I’m not in the mood for it. I forever envy the readers that can just pick up the next on their list, or reading pile, and read it regardless of what it is!

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    • Same! Before, I’m always posting my TBR for the month here on my blog, but I can only read one or two out of it, so I decided that I should stop it. I’m wasting my effort in creating a TBR that I won’t be able to follow anyway.

      Thank you! As much as possible, I want my blog theme to look friendly. 😊

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  2. I am a mix, I think. Sometimes I will stick to my TBR with a passion, and then the next month I will be all over the library shelves, reading something from war stories to fantasy novels!
    -Emma 🙂

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  3. Brilliant fun post, Alys! You can count me as a mood reader – I fit right into the category! I do make TBRs and things like that, but I can hardly read according to my well-made plans…

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  4. I’m definitely a mood reader! I’d love to be able to pick what I’m going to read in advance because there are books that have been on my TBR for ages that I really want to read, but they just never seem to be what I feel like reading at the time. Great post! 🙂

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    • I feel bad for all the books on my TBR. I really want to read them, but it is not yet time. If they can only speak, they will always remind me to read them already. And thank you!


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