I thought I had a solution for this. I signed up for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge this year. Last year, I barely made my goal of reading 12 of my own books. This year, I thought I would be challenging yet safe, and aim for 24 books. Then at the last minute, I decided to really challenge myself and commit to reading 36 of my own books this year. I had it all planned out - 6 books per month. I'd be done by June. Just in time for summer and library book season.
It hasn't quite worked out like that. Here we are in April, and I've only read twelve of my own books. That's not precisely where I had hoped to be at this point.
When I complete half of my Mount TBR Challenge - that's reading 18 books off my own shelves - then I will allow myself to read Lost Lake. It's going to be tough, but so far, it's working. Looks like reading works as a reward for reading!
Have you ever had to set a reward for yourself to stay on the right reading track?