10 Struggles all Bookworms Deal With ALL THE TIME | BOOKWORM STRUGGLES!


Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! Today, I’m coming at you with a new list all about the struggles we bookworms deal with all the time!



Waiting for a book release can be such a terrible and lengthy process! Sometimes it only takes a few months to a year! But, sometimes withΒ *coughs*Β someΒ authors it can take 8+ years for a new book (I’m looking at you George R R Martin & Patrick Rothfuss) in a series to come out. We’re all so excited to read what comes next and it can be so stressful and nervewracking having to wait so long for the next instalment!Β 

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You know that pain when you just read a book and it was SO good and you just need to talk to people about it but no one on the entire planet has read it???? Same.

Sometimes you just NEED to talk about a book with someone but what if you don’t know anyone who’s read it??? I find this happens a lot with arcs and backlist books. It’s easy to talk about new releases because they’re so popular when they come out, but talking about older, lesser known books are harder to discuss with others!


Book drama is real. It’s usually on Twitter but it sometimes also turns up on BookTube and I’m sure transfers over to blogging every now and again. Either way, book drama is a lot and some people can be pretty awful and narrowminded.

I think the most popular discussions are probably the seeling of arcs, women and makeup (and books) & not paying for the books you read.

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You know when you’re like, the 40th person in the hold line for a book you’re DYING to read? Yeah, it’s almost painful. Hold lines can go into the hundreds and they can be so daunting but, like it’s worth it by the time you eventually get to read the book, right?


Having a massive and never-ending tbr, is a total and very real struggle. There are so many books in the world and we can’t read them all so picking and choosing is an impossible task. Therefore, our tbrs are MASSIVE! How are we supposed to balance classics, backlist and new releases? How do we branch out and read new books when we already have shelves full of books in our favourite genres that we haven’t started yet???

All aboard the struggle bus because it’s not like we want publishers to stop coming out with so many amazing books, right? Honestly, the fact that so many fantastic books have been coming out in the last few years is such a blessing, and it makes me happy to know that they’re why my tbr is so BIG!

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I love my library but sometimes they just never acquire some books. Or, if they do purchase a series they’llΒ get books 1 and 2 and also 4,5, 6 but they just don’t have 3??? I’m totally not bitter about this of course.

Anywayyy, some libraries have easy ways for users to request books for purchase but my libraries don’t have that option so we just have to be thankful for what we get, which is fair enough! But, as I am majorly a library reader, when my library doesn’t have a particular book it isn’t a massive inconvenience because they must have so many other books, but it does make me a bit sad! For example, I’ve been wanting to read Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake ever since it came out last year but, my library has never acquired a copy! 😭😭


Books. Are. Heavy.

Like, really heavy.

It’s kind of rude, actually.

I usually listen to audiobooks or take my Kindle with me when I need a book to read on the bus. But, sometimes I don’t have the luxury and I get to take a 300-page book with me in my backpack plus all of my textbooks to and from Uni. And, it’s SO HEAVY.

But what if we’re travelling? Obviously, we have to take at least 3+ books with us – like, duh! If you’re not an audiobook or ebook reader you probably rely on physical copies so taking them with you everywhere? Who needs a gym, right?


You know that feeling when you finally get that new release from the library or the bookstore and then you procrastinate reading it for weeks! I’ currently doing this with my copy of The Priory of The Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon! I got it out from the library at the beginning of the month and have only just picked it up! πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

Why do we do this??? New and shiny books are so exciting, why don’t we read them as soon as we get them in our hands?? It makes no sense!


The biggest bookworm struggle is that we all want to work in a bookstore! We all want to work around books all day because we’re experts on the topic but, all the spots are already taken by all the other bookworms!

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Last not but not least let’s talk about physical copies! Hardbacks are relatively easy to get in the US (as far as I’m aware) because they are printed first, but it can take up to a year or longer for the paperback copies to be printed and released – so all of us International readers, not to be dramatic, suffer. I can only speak for Australian bookstores, but most bookstores don’t sell hardbacks, so we often don’t get the chance to read a book until a year or two later when we get the paperbacks instore!

It’s not fair!


Obviously, there are more serious issues for readers to deal with, not everyone has access to libraries and not everyone can afford new releases. But, I decided to stay on the lighter side for this post. Let me know if I missed anything, in the comments!



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17 thoughts on “10 Struggles all Bookworms Deal With ALL THE TIME | BOOKWORM STRUGGLES!

    1. Haha, yes! πŸ˜‚ I have the same struggle, I wish I could read books as fast as I add them to my Goodreads tbr! Yes, I need extra reading hours – like we have the 24 hours in a day and then maybe an extra 4 or 5???

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  1. Ughhhhhh don’t even get me started on my massive, overflowing, never ending tbr. The biggest problem I have is that I want to read ALL the books, but I start them quicker than I can finish them, so I’m currently reading, like, 8 different books and it’s getting a tad ridiculous πŸ˜… But I love this post. It’s so nice to know that all of my biggest struggles in life are things that other bookworms are dealing with too 😊

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    1. I can relate! There are soo many books to read and not enough time! I do the same thing, I always end up reading too many books all at once because I get too excited or overestimate how quickly I can start and finish a book!

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    1. Haha, we so often have the same “problems” but we never talk about them! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      it is frustrating, I wish all books would come out at the same time but it never works out that way! Sometimes it can also take months-years for publishers in intl countries to get rights to books and so it’s not always possible to read certain books which is horrible for readers of different languages!

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  2. I’m definitely a bookworm because I related to all of these struggles! Waiting for book releases are the worst! Especially as a mood reader because sometimes the book I am perfectly in the mood for isn’t out yet, and then I only get in the mood for it 6 years after its release. (Which is also why procrastinating new releases is my weakness. I mean, we’re called Paper Procrastinators for a reason.)

    And since I use my library so much, I have gotten very creative in terms of holds, books they don’t own, etc. I’m a part of two library systems. One where I live, and go home to on weekends, and one where I go to school. I frequently check both sites to see if either has the book, and if they do, which has a shorter hold line. I still am disappointed at times, but I’m very lucky in the sense that one tends to have more books, and the other tends to have shorter waiting lists, so I get to have the best of both worlds.

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    1. Haha, the struggles are real! πŸ˜‚ Yes, the wait between book releases can be great to take everything in but, god damn, it’s too much time! Yes, that’s the worst, when what you’re exactly in the mood for hasn’t been released it THE ABSOLUTE WORST!

      Wow, you’re a super library pro! I wish I had that kind of talent but it would take me too long to be a part of my other libraries but it would take me too long to get there because they don’t deliver! I wish I had the library loopholes talents that you had, wow!


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