I’ve been seeing posts about the TBR jar all over the place the last week or so. I loved the idea so much I decided to make one for myself.
Everyone seems to be using it jar a little differently, so I feel I should tell you how I’m using it. I didn’t add EVERY book I have on my TBR to it. Instead, I focused on the following for my jar:
- Overdue/archived ARCs from NetGalley/Edelweiss
- Books I was *dying* to read at the time I bought them, but haven’t ever gotten around to reading
- First books in series I’ve wanted to start, but never found time
- Some previously abandoned titles I’m considering giving another try
As you can see, there are A LOT of titles in my jar. I didn’t count them. I figured that would just be overwhelming and discouraging. I’m not pulling *all* my reads from the jar.
My goal is to pull at least one a week for the rest of the year from my TBR jar. If I pull a title from a series and I enjoy the book, I’ll add the next book in the series to the jar. If I don’t, I’ll abandon the series. If I pull a previously abandoned title and can’t get into it the second time around, I’m not putting it back in the jar.
I think the TBR jar is a great and interesting way to pick books to read and I’m looking forward to using it. When I have time to read something for for and not review, I tend to get overwhelmed by all the options. This should narrow things down nicely AND mix up my reading list a bit.
I’m not setting any goals because I don’t want to put any pressure on myself. I’ve created a TBR Jar shelf on Goodreads and I’ll add the books I’ve finished there as I complete them. I might talk about it a bit on Twitter and Instagram, too.