I have been wanting to do this for a while now and have finally gotten around to it! For the past I don’t know how long I have had my TBR (to be read) list just on a piece of paper folded and sitting on my desk. Today was the day that I made a TBR Jar and put the titles inside so that when I finish a book and want to start a new one, I simply choose a paper from the jar and that is the book that I am going to read! Woo hoo!
Here’s how I made it:
So, I found a little mason jar at the store the other day and it was so cute! It is like the size of my fist and I thought that it would be perfect for this and make a nice TBR jar! Also, I thought that it would look good sitting on my desk.
I took out some markers and colored pencils and paper and made a little design and taped it onto the jar and Walllahh!
I thought that it came out pretty cute.
Then I cut up some pieces of paper and put the names of the books that I want to read in the near future.
I currently have 12 books in my jar and also a few pieces of paper next to it in case I come across another potential good read.
Here is what I put inside: (in no particular order)
- The Murder Complex – Lindsey Cummings
- These Broken Stars – Megan Spooner
- Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson
- Alive – Scot Sigler
- The Coldest Girl in Coldtown – Holly Black
- A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
- Going Bovine – Libba Bray
- The Lunar Chronicles – Melissa Meyer
- Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
- Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sàenz
- All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
So these are the books that I am super stoked to read! I like the idea of randomly reading them but I have a feeling that when it comes time, I will choose and then put it back like three times until I get the book I “want”… if you know what I mean. I’m going to try not to let that happen, but we’ll see how it goes.
I am really excited to review these books as I read them so stick around for those reviews in the future!
If you have read a really stellar book recently, let me know in the comments below and I just might add it to the jar! 🙂