Before the blog break I took in July I read by release date. Everything that I read in a month was dictated by the list of books in my spreadsheets and blog tours and publisher requests. But I was starting to not enjoy anything I was reading and I had to take a few weeks off.
Then I came back from my weeks of reading whatever I felt like and I was enjoying reading again. I have managed to stay reading whatever I feel like, it just so happens that all of those books over the last two or so weeks have been August and September releases! I’m finding that I’m loving what I’m reading and if I don’t then I’m putting it down. I’m not rushing through books in order to get a review up, I’m not purposely choosing short books so I can read them quickly, I’m not restricting myself to a certain few options and ignoring the one calling my name. I’m even reading a few that I’ve bought myself...
I’m going through a contemp phase at the moment, particularly those that are quick, cute American college or high school contemps that make you squee and your heart melt, but also with surprising depth and I’m loving this new freedom. Maybe I’ll have a fantasy binge next, who knows?
Do you mood read? Or do you read by release date? By length? By genre?