Tackling My TBR: March 2022

Tuesday, March 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 February, I tackled books from my December 2012, September 2018, and March 2016 book hauls. Plus, I threw in the book I didn't get to in January-- from my May 2013 book haul-- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. It was heartbreakingly gorgeous, and I am so glad I finally read it. I was able to devour all three picks which is so fantastic! As You Wish by Jackson Pearce was such a fast read, turning out to be super cute. Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd truly stepped the series up a notch with this dark reimagining of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Then, I started Rick Riordan's The Kane Chronicles series and read The Red Pyramid. It was a promising start to the series and I'm looking forward to continuing.

This month, from the jar, I picked from my June 2011, August 2015, and January 2016 book hauls. From there I chose the following books:

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: I've had this on my shelf since it released and the time has finally come. I've read Maas' ACOTAR series and really enjoy those books, so I can't wait to see how I like her other series. I'm hoping to devour House of Earth and Blood this month too!

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine: This one is a first in a series about the magical library of Alexandria. I've been meaning to finish my other series by Rachel Caine before reading this one, but hopefully I can get to both this month.

Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country by Rosalind Miles: It was Rosalind Miles who got me back into reading when I was in high school. I adored her retelling of Tristan and Isolde. During that time, I purchased this Guenevere trilogy that reimagines King Arthur, Lancelot, and Guenevere's stories. I'm excited to see how it goes.

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. In February, I picked out the finale to the Sweet Black Waves series by Kristina Perez but I, sadly, didn't get around to it. However, I still finished a book series last month by reading the conclusion of the Simon Snow series by Rainbow Rowell. This month I picked The Honors series by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre.

Honor Lost by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre: This book is the conclusion of The Honors series. In the last book, we left on such a tense cliffhanger that I can't wait to find out what happens next. An intergalactic battle is about to begin and all of my favorite characters are going to be in the middle to it.

 What are you planning on reading this month?

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