SEPTEMBERS TBR JAR
Hello Bookworms, I know, I know, I said I wouldn’t be making TBR’s anymore. But with my success in AUGUST of #ARACUGUST, my stress levels are much lower than normal. I have two ARC’s sitting on my shelf, and a whole month to read them (before ARC August it was averaging at 10 because of a massive backlog)
So, I decided instead of a strict TBR, I would do something a little fun. I would have a TBR Jar, but instead of the book titles being in the jar, instead, it was these prompts (Please, recommend me some prompt ideas!!!!!!!) The idea is I will pull four of these out this month, and pick four books that align with the pick. It leaves it a little more open and means if I change my mind in the middle of the month, I can still pick from other books (for some of these)
First off, here are the prompts.
- Newest book to my TBR
- Oldest Book on my TBR
- A tbr veteran
- A tbr newbie
- A 5 star prediction
- Something i think i wont like
- A short book
- A long book
- Graphic Novel/Manga
- New to me author
- A friends favourite
- A recent release
- Something with representation
- Something romantic
- Something fantastical
- Favourite author
- Highest rated book
- Lowest rated book
- Beautiful cover
- Continue a series
- WILD CARD – A book I know nothing about
- A hyped book
- Most anticipated read
- Ugly cover
- Random number generator
- A book that has been on a past TBR
And now, it’s time to actually pull these out. In future months (if I keep this up) I will actually put these prompts into a jar and put pretty photos in here, but I’m in the process of moving and settling into a new house right now, so cut me some slack.
Google’s random number generator will come to the rescue of my lazy ass.
18. LOWEST RATED BOOK ON MY GOODREADS.
We just HAD to start with this one didn’t we?
I’ve recently set my WANT TO READ shelf to zero besides what I know I don’t own so as I unpack I can scan in each book so that my TBR is actually accurate. HOWEVER, I haven’t done that yet, so this is the lowest rated book I own that I have put on my shelf.
EVER THE HUNTED – ERIN SUMMERHILL
Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.
However, it’s not so simple.
The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.
I’m not sure how I feel about this pick, not super excited but not super worried either. The reviews are very polarizing so it’ll be interesting to see if I like this and finish it, or hate it and DNF it.
7. A SHORT BOOK.
There are a lot of possibilities for this one. Because what is a short read to someone, is a long read to someone else. BUT. I think I have the perfect book for this.
WOMEN AND POWER BY MARY BEARD
Britain’s best-known classicist Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. With wry wit, she revisits the gender agenda and shows how history has treated powerful women. Her examples range from the classical world to the modern day, from Medusa and Athena to Theresa May and Hillary Clinton. Beard explores the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, considering the public voice of women, our cultural assumptions about women’s relationship with power, and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template.
A year on since the advent of #metoo, Beard looks at how the discussions have moved on during this time, and how that intersects with issues of rape and consent, and the stories men tell themselves to support their actions. In trademark Beardian style, using examples ancient and modern, Beard argues, ‘it’s time for change – and now!’
From the author of international bestseller SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.
This clocks in at 144 pages and is made up of two essays so I know this will be a quick read.
20. CONTINUE A SERIES.
I have about twenty series I’m in the middle of, but I don’t already own the sequels for many of them. I am NERVOUS for this one. I adored book one, hated book two and have been putting off book three. I think I only hated book two because I pressured myself tor read it, so fingers crossed this is atleast a satisfying ending.
IN THE AFTERLIGHT – ALEXANDRA BRACKEN
Ruby can’t look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. With them is a prisoner: Clancy Gray, son of the president, and one of the few people Ruby has encountered with abilities like hers. Only Ruby has any power over him, and just one slip could lead to Clancy wreaking havoc on their minds.
They are armed only with a volatile secret: proof of a government conspiracy to cover up the real cause of IAAN, the disease that has killed most of America’s children and left Ruby and others like her with powers the government will kill to keep contained. But internal strife may destroy their only chance to free the “rehabilitation camps” housing thousands of other Psi kids.
Meanwhile, reunited with Liam, the boy she would-and did-sacrifice everything for to keep alive, Ruby must face the painful repercussions of having tampered with his memories of her. She turns to Cole, his older brother, to provide the intense training she knows she will need to take down Gray and the government. But Cole has demons of his own, and one fatal mistake may be the spark that sets the world on fire.
5. A FIVE STAR PREDICTION.
I am truly BLESSED to work with HarperCollinsNZ who will send me a review copy of this, I’ll be crying as this ends. I never want this to end but I also NEED to see my bi queen Mia drowning her enemies in blood.
DARKDAWN – JAY KRISTOFF
A ruthless young assassin’s journey for revenge comes to a stunning end in the conclusion of this acclaimed epic fantasy trilogy.
The Republic of Itreya is in chaos. Mia Corvere has assassinated Cardinal Duomo and rumors of Consul Scaeva’s death ripple through the street of Godsgrave like wildfire. But buried beneath those same streets, deep in the ancient city’s bones, lies a secret that will change the Republic forever.
Mia and her brother Jonnen must journey through the depths of the ancient metropolis. Their quest will take them through the Godsgrave underdark, across the Sea of Swords, back to the library of the Quiet Mountain and the poisoned blades of Mia’s old mentors, and at last the fabled Crown of the Moon. There, Mia will at last discover the origins of the darkin, and learn the destiny that lies in store for her and her world. But with the three suns now in descent, and Truedark on the horizon, will she survive?
So, I’m not sure that this will work, I’m super indecisive but I feel like maybe this will work? I’m hoping so at least.
If you have any prompt ideas, let me know !