I’m a Mood Reader?! | What it means for me…

Hello friends! As the title says, I’m a mood reader. Today’s post is about how being a mood reader affects my reading.

Mood Reader, at its base point, means that said mood reader tends to only read what they’re in the mood for.


  • Sad, down ‘n’ out: I might want to read a book where the story has a serious problem within. The story could be a happy one where the main character has something serious affecting them in that time of their story.
  • Feeling good: I tend to read a fluffy story. This story could either be more akin to a contemporary story.
  • If at the time I start reading, I’m angry, stressed, anxious, I need a book that is fast paced, filled with action and fighting scenes.

Sometimes I even end up marking multiple books as “currently reading,” because while the story may be interesting….it’s not what I’m looking for in that exact moment. And I know that I want to finish reading the book “soon.”

Though “soon” is a relative word. It could take me weeks, or usually, even months to finish reading said story.

How I prefer to read books, is to sit down and read the story from cover to cover. Which actually helps me curb be a mood reader… If I start reading a book and put it down, it’s actually incredibly difficult for me to pick it back up. If and when I don’t pick a book back up, it can sit on my TBR shelf for years and years before I decide that enough’s enough and I mark the book as Did Not Finish.

With all of this said, I don’t think I’ll ever stop being a mood reader. It’s just who I am.

Are you a mood reader? What’s your experience being a mood reader?

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Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!

5 thoughts on “I’m a Mood Reader?! | What it means for me…

  1. Jessica at Booked J says:

    Oh my gosh, YES. I am such a mood reader. The thing is, I didn’t think I was a mood reader for the longest time, but the more attentive I am to my reading habits (whether that means just me paying attention to the last few books I’ve read and their tone, or keeping track of them via Blogging and Goodreads) the more obvious it is that I am a mood reader.

    My mood reading varies, I think. If I’m in a less than stellar mood, I seem to gravitate towards wanting to read more contemporary novels of the fluffy variety. When I’m feeling good, I lean towards fantasy or novels set in NYC (I know, oddly specific, but this is apparently my pattern). When I am sad or mad, I read sad books because it gives me something different to be sad about and somehow it’s a bit therapeutic for me? I have no idea why.

    That being said, this was a super interesting read. I love seeing what makes other people tick. Or, in this case, what mood defines their reading habits. You know?

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    • adeleisreading says:

      I DO THAT TOO!!! I keep track of the books I’ve read via Goodreads and blogging—-or else I’ll forget that I’ve read them, hahaha.

      Oh gosh, I absolutely know. I’m such a curious person to see, as you said it, what makes a person tick.

      I 100% understand your moods. and to be honest, most of the urban fantasy that’s set in NYC are fascinating. i’ve never been to NYC, so maybe that’s why I enjoy them so much, haha.

      Thank you for the lovely comment!!


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