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April Monthly TBR Challenge

Monthly TBR Jar CHallenge

So I kind of forgot that it was April. I’m not sure where March even went. Oh well. But, since we are in a new month, it is time for me to continue with my Monthly TBR Jar Challenge. If you are new or don’t remember, at the beginning of 2015, I made a jar that had 12 challenges in it. Each month, I pull one out and I have to read a book udner that certain theme/challenge. On this post, you can find my list of all the challenges.

Since You've Been Gone

 

For March, my challenge was to read a popular book. For this, I chose the popular contemporary book Since You’ve Been Gone. For months now I have seen this Morgan Matson book floating around, and with warm weather coming, I thought it would be a fun read to get me into the spring/summer spirit. I have a review on this book, so if you want you can check it out.

 

This month, my challenge is to….

Read a book you haven’t read from one of your favorite authors.

This one will be fairly easy, since I have a few routes I can go. Here are some of my options for this month that I may go with.

Attachments An Abundance of KatherinesThe Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)

I feel like An Abundance of Katherines will forever be on my TBR list. Honestly I have no idea why I can’t get through the book. I have tried, but get bored twenty pages in. So frustrating!

 

 

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Monthly TBR Jar Challenge- February

At the beginning of the year, I saw a video by Katytastic and her TBR jar. I wanted to do something like this, so I can up with 12 different challenges, put them in a jar, at the beginning of each month I draw a piece of paper out. Last month, my challenge was to ‘read a classic’ and I was successful with Macbeth. For February, the challenge is……..

“Read a book you have never finished”

I am very excited for this challenge because I really want to start finishing my books. Here are some books that might I might pick to get finished this month.

 

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak             

 

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Braken

 

An Abundance of Katherines

 

As you can tell, I definitely have a variety of books I can choose from. Historical Fiction, Fantasy, or Contemporary. I don’t exactly know why I haven’t finished these yet, but I will get there eventually.

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January 2015 TBR

It’s a brand new year with brand new books! Today I will be talking about the books I want to read in January and some of the books coming out that I find interesting.

First off we have to do the Monthly TBR drawing from my jar. For the month of January, my theme is……… Read a Classic!

 

 

 

 

 

For my classic book, I have decided to read Macbeth by Shakespeare. Yes, I know this is technically a play but I have the book and can read it, therefore it counts. I started reading it the other day and I followed along with an audio version. Not only that, but the copy I bought has the original on one side, and an explained version on the other page. This helps when I come across something that doesn’t make much sense.

No matter what, I will definitely be reading I Was Here by Gayle Forman and Fairest by Marissa Meyer. They are two books that I have been waiting to read for some time now, and I am very excited that they are both so near! Of course they had to come out on the same day, so I will probably read whichever one I get first.

Now those three books are definitely ones I want to read in January, even though it may be hard since two come out on the 27th. After looking up releases in January, these books caught my eye.

  • Playlist for the Dead: I was very intrigued by the idea of this book when I was reading the summary. Although it may not be this month, I would love to read this book sometime.
  • All Fall Down: I have been waiting forever for another Ally Carter book and there finally is one. I loved the Heist Society books (I’m still waiting for the 4th one) and this one seems like it will be pretty interesting
  • All the Bright Places: I’m not sure about this one yet. I feel like this is a book that could be very good or the opposite. They say it is a mixture of The Fault in our Stars and Eleanor & Park, and while I adore those two books, it makes me nervous when things are compared to them.

Anyway those are my thoughts on January. I don’t have much on here because I don’t want to make myself read these if I don’t feel like it at the time. All I want is to read the books I feel like reading.

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Monthly TBR Jar Challenge

I saw this before and I was really interested in making one myself. It is a jar that have 12 slips of paper and each has a category. You draw one at the beginning of the month and you have to read a book in the specific category. For example if it said “read a book published before 2014″,” the book you read would have to follow that. I was inspired to do this by Kat at Katytastic on youtube. I used some of her questions but also made some of my own. Here is her video explaining her jar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsxx9UYM5x0

So for my challenge, I took a small mason jar and cut strips of construction paper. On each piece of paper I wrote down these twelve themes/categories.

  • Reread a favorite book
  • Read a book you never got to finish
  • Read a book that has been adapted into a movie
  • Read an awarded book
  • Read a classic
  • Read a new author
  • Read a book that starts a new series
  • Finish a series
  • Read a book written by your favorite author that you haven’t read before
  • Read a book that has been sitting on your shelf
  • Read a book published in 2015

 

After that I just made a label and my jar was finished. This looks like it will be a very fun way to eliminate books you want to read but still you give you a choice in the book. I chose all of those above because they were more broad and I knew I could find many books to fit under each category. However if you wanted to, you could always narrow it down more by making the theme more specific. For example you could say “read a new contemporary book by an author new to you” or if you want to be really creative say something like “read a book with a piece of fruit on the cover.” The questions are really up to you.