Tackling My TBR: June 2019

Monday, June 03, 2019

Tackling My TBR is a monthly post, where I share my reading plans for the upcoming month. The concept of a TBR Jar is not a new one. I’ve seen it used in various ways throughout the bookish community. My jar will be a little different. The goal is to read the older books on my to-read pile. Thus, instead of putting individual book titles on a small sheet of paper to place in the jar, I wrote a month and a year on each. Each month, I intend to pull three sheets of paper from my jar which will dictate which three books I will read. The dates on the paper correspond with the date I added those books to my Goodreads account. Some months will have over 20 books to choose from, when others may have only one. From Goodreads, I’ll choose the three books from the three different monthly hauls. And if I cannot complete the book within the month, it will be unhauled (with the exception of one pass each month).

In May, I tackled books from my January 2015, February 2018, and January 2013 book hauls. I was out for a few weeks during the month, recuperating from my wisdom teeth removal. However, I was still able to get two of the three books completed. Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James has been on my shelf for forever and I finally picked it up! It was less of a who-done-it mystery and more of a crime drama… not what I really wanted. Unfortunately, I missed One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank but now that we are getting into summer, I have no doubt that I will read it in the coming months anyway. In May, I read Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. It’s the first classic I picked up this year and it was okay. Previously I read The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Dickens and I did enjoy Great Expectations much more than that one. Hopefully, I can get to more classics soon. Next up is Mansfield Park!

From the jar, I picked October 2011, June 2016, and October 2017 book hauls. From there, I chose the following books:

Last Breath by Rachel Caine: This one is haunting my tbr. It comes popping out of nowhere. And this series just seems so never-ending. However, I do enjoy seeing what shenanigans Claire and the gang get up to each book.

Vampire Knight vol. 12 by Matsuri Hino: It’s been almost five years since I picked up a Vampire Knight book. And it’s about time. I remember loving this manga series. All the vampires and the boarding school setting makes the books so addicting. Plus, the art is fantastic!

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon: I wasn’t expecting to choose an Outlander book. I read each book and then watch the correlating season. So, I still have season 3 of the TV show to watch before I can dive into Drums of Autumn, the fourth book. Hopefully, I’ll get to it this month!

Buzzword Readathon

The Buzzword Readathon is hosted by booktubers: Kayla from BooksandLala and Chanelle from ChanelleTime. Here’s the announcement for the readathon. This readathon takes place on June 12th to the 18th. The buzzword this time around is “you.” Participants must read books with “you” or a variation (your, you’re, etc.) in the book title. This is me keeping my options open but hopefully I’ll finish at least 4 of the following:

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover | Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka | You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith

This Is How I'd Love You by Hazel Woods | Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin | The Season of You & Me by Robin Constantine

When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle | This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

What are you planning on reading this month?

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