Booking Through Thursday – Mood Reading

Does your current mood affect your reading? Affect your choices? I know there are plenty of books I enjoy, but only if I’m in a particular kind of mood–or books that can lift me out of a bad mood without fail. Surely I’m not alone? – BTT

Sure, my mood can affect my reading choices. I’m quite an emotional person at times. I think most people are this way as we don’t always want to read textbooks or big long chunky books (and I love my 1000 page novels). My reading choices are less affected by my mood than my film choices though. In general, I’m less persnickety about what to read next if it’s already in library or TBR pile. It’s just a matter of due dates, authors, reading challenges, etc more than anything.

How about you?


  1. jessicabookworm says:

    I generally read by mood, no point forcing yourself to read something when you might enjoy it even more at another time. However there are some other things I take into account such as review copies I like to try and get to them in good time. That is why now I always have a couple of books on the go at one time so I do have a choice depending on my mood there and then when I have a moment to read.

    • athena says:

      Hi Jessica! I usually don’t have more than one book on the go as I tend to read my books in a few readings as possible. There are definitely some books I am more excited to read than others such as a sequel etc. Hope your weekend is going well!

    • athena says:

      Hi Melissa! I don’t really get review books so one less thing to worry about. I do think about what to read next, but mood does not necessarily come into it first. Thanks!

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