Tackling My TBR: June 2022

Friday, June 03, 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 May, I attempted to tackle books from my May 2015, March 2016, and September 2018 book hauls. Coinciding with my binge-watching of Moon Knight, I was able to read Rick Riordan’s The Throne of Fire. Honestly, there needs to be more books that involve Egyptian mythology and folklore, because I completely love it! Unfortunately, however, I wasn’t able to read The Cage by Megan Shepherd or The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell. Instead of unhauling them, I am hoping to get to both of them this month. Also, in an attempt to finish another series, I started Immortal War by Justin Somper in May but didn’t get very far.

From the jar, I picked from the April 2012, March 2013, and October 2014 book hauls. From there I chose the following books to read this month:

Blaze by Laurie Boyle Crompton: I started this one a long time again and ended up putting it down. However, filled with a mix of prose and comic strips, I knew I wanted to try to give it another chance.

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill: I am obsessed with this cover, which is probably the main reason I acquired this book back in 2013. I love good time traveling books so my expectations are quite high for this one.

Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday: This book has been on my shelves for forever. I even thought about unhauling this one a few months ago but decided that I could still give it a try. This one is a retelling of Poe’s Annabel Lee within the horror genre. Doesn’t it sound fantastic?

Sun's Out Books Out Readathon

The Sun’s Out Books Out Readathon is hosted by booktubers: Olivia at Liv’s Library, Lauren at Lauren Love Reads, Elizabeth at Ponytails and Paperbacks, Keisha at A Book Like You, and Mackenzie at Mackenzie Lane. This readathon takes place during June 20th to the 26th. Here is the announcement video.

There are several prompts for this readathon. While I may be a bit over-ambitious since I haven’t been reading as much as usual, here’s all the books (and their complementing prompts) I hope to get to during that week:

Read a book that has yellow on the front coverThe Charmed List by Julie Abe: I received this book via Netgalley and it releases on July 5th. This one sounds absolutely lovely. And you know, I must read it if there’s a list involved. Ellie is determined to have the best summer ever by tackling her Anti-Wallflower List. Yet, when one of the items on the list goes entirely wrong, she’s unsure how to turn her summer back around.

Read a “chiller” a chill thrillerWake the Bones by Elizabeth Kilcoyne: I don’t read thrillers so I’m going to count this creepy paranormal fantasy as my chiller for the readathon. This book releases July 12th. It sounds so amazing that it’ll be hard to wait for the readathon to devour it. Laurel must uncover her mother’s dark legacy before everyone she loves is doomed!

Read a book chosen by a friendThe Marvelous by Claire Kann: My friend has been begging me to read this one, along with hundreds of others. It follows a group of teens who are locked inside a mansion, all set on competing for a huge cash prize.

Read a book with an island, ocean or beach settingPart of Your World by Liz Braswell: I’ve been collecting the Twisted Tales series for a bit now and I am excited to finally read one of them. This one involves transforming The Little Mermaid into a darker version, answering the question, “What if Ariel had never defeated Ursula?”

Read a book while on a picnic – I am going to use this prompt as a freebie to either mood read in the moment or double up one of the other prompts, all while on a picnic.

What are you planning on reading this month?

You Might Also Like