Tackling My TBR: February 2022

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

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 is 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 January, I tackled books from my May 2013, May 2015, and January 2017 book hauls. I was hoping to get to The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, but I remain on hold at the library for the audiobook. I may be able to get to it this month. All in all, I managed to read two out of the three picks. Endangered by Larmar Giles was a surprising read; it was action packed and exciting! The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron turned out to be an unexpected science fiction, when I was anticipating a dystopian. It was an okay read. However, I'm glad to say that I have picked these two up and read them!

This month, from the jar, I picked from my December 2012, September 2018, and March 2016 book hauls. From there I chose the following books:

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce: This has been on my shelf for so long. While I think the writing may stray toward younger YA, there's something about a contemporary novel with a genie granting wishes that intrigues me.

Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd: This is the sequel to The Madman's Daughter. Every book in this trilogy reimagines a classic tale. While the first book retold the story of The Island of Doctor Moreau, this book takes its inspiration from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I can't wait to read it!

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan: I haven't read any of his books since devouring the Percy Jackson series, even though I own two other series by him -- The Kane Chronicles and The Heroes of Olympus. I know very little about his other books but am excited to dive in to see what's in store.

One of my goals of the new year is to finish more series. So, in addition to my TBR jar, I created a smaller jar with all the book series I want to finish this year. I plan on picking one series out each month and by the end of the year, I should have finished 12 series. This month I picked the Sweet Black Waves series by Kristina Perez.

Bright Raven Skies by Kristina Perez: This is the third and final book in the Sweet Black Waves series. I cannot wait to read this conclusion. The sequel ended on such a high note and I can't even begin to predict what will happen in this reimagining of Tristan and Eseult.

What are you planning on reading this month?

You Might Also Like