Tackling My TBR: January 2020

Friday, January 03, 2020

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).

Since it’s the new year, we are starting fresh this month so I will not be discussing last month’s picks.

From the jar, I picked from the June 2013, July 2014, and August 2015 book hauls. From there I chose the following books:

Switched by Amanda Hocking: I own this entire series, as well as another series by Hocking and I’ve never once read her books. Switched follows a girl who turns out to be a changeling, a supernatural creature switched at birth with a human child. It sounds good, albeit a little tropey, but we’ll have to see how it goes.

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson: A nonfiction pick. This one has been on my shelf for such a long time so it’ll be good to finally shake the dust off.

Love with a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche: I was surprised I pulled two non-fiction from the jar. Nonfiction is something I read very sparingly; I usually have to be in the mood for that specific book. However, I’m going to give both of these a try. This one is actually a travel memoir about following your heart; it sounds lovely!

What are you reading this month?

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  1. I love a good TBR Jar. Seeing Switched really took me back ! I think I had this book for years and I still never got around to reading it.