Tackling My TBR: July 2019

Monday, July 08, 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 June, I tackled books from my October 2011, June 2016, and October 2017 book hauls. It sure was a busy month. I was so excited to pick up Vampire Knight vol. 12 by Matsuri Hino. It’s a manga series I adored during high school and never finished. After completing that volume, I decided to devour several more volumes. Hopefully, I can finish the entire series this year. Since I was a bit busy with work, I didn’t get around to watching or reading Outlander. I’m up to Drums of Autumn but I won’t be reading that until I finish watching season 3 of the show. Maybe after binge watching Stranger Things, I’ll get to Outlander. And I was able to read Last Breath by Rachel Caine which may be the best Morganville Vampire book yet! I’m definitely on track to finish this series this year—maybe I’ll read the next book this month.

From the jar, I picked November 2017, April 2018, and March 2018 book hauls. From there, I chose the following books:

Hidden by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast: This is book 10 of the House of Night series and I’m just wondering when these books will ever end? I adore checking in on my favorite characters but the plot itself seems to repeat every book or so. I’m going into this with low expectations and hopefully, Hidden will have some fresh new storyline for the cast of characters to tackle.

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier: My friend gifted this book to me awhile ago and I still haven’t read it. It’s about time! However, the book is a bit daunting with its length and it being high fantasy but I’m going to give it a go.

Laguna Cove by Alyson Noel: I own almost every book Noel has ever written. Her writing is so easy to read, always filled with drama, and just plain fun. I’ve noticed that most of her older contemporaries don’t hold up against the test of time. However, maybe Laguna Cove will surprise me.

What are you planning on reading this month?

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