It’s very hard to believe almost an entire year of monthly challenges has past. January Jam Jar will be making its second appearance in 2019 and I couldn’t be more excited! Especially since this is also the first challenge that’s also being hosted in our new Goodreads-group, Devour Your TBRFeel free to join us there!
For those of you who participated last year: nothing has changed concerning the challenge! For those of you who hadn’t heard of this challenge yet, here’s the deal:

January Jam Jar is dedicated to two things, being those readers who are able to use a jar to decide their next read and the books we really wanted to read in 2018 but didn’t succeed at. Putting those together, we get a month where we’ll try to use a TBR jar filled with the books we desperately wanted to have read by now!

◊ Post a blog post / Tweet / comment / whatever saying you’ll be joining me!
◊ Create your TBR jar by writing down the books you want to read during January on scraps of paper and put them in a jar / mug / whatever floats your boat!
◊ Share your list of books that you’ll be putting in the jar and maybe already pull out a book or two!
◊ If you’re sharing your updates on social media, use #JanJamJar so we can follow up on each other!

It isn’t necessary to dedicate the whole month to my monthly challenges. I know a lot of us have ARC’s to get through as well, so simply trying to pick one or two books from the jar is plenty to participate! The more, the merrier after all.
And remember, it doesn’t matter how much you read. As long as you have fun reading.
And as long as we can tackle our TBR’s, bit by bit.

Me, of course!
◊ Lila @ LilaTaylor
◊ Mandy @ Panda Luvs Books
◊ Aymee @ Nerdy Reader Girl
◊ Chapter Charms
◊ Grey @ Use Your Words
◊ Kelly @ Paperback Adventures
◊ Karis @ Karis Books
◊ Afi @ Highly Illogical
◊ Ashley @ Inside My Minds
◊ Mariah @ Mariah’s Nerdy Notes
◊ Destiny @ Howling Libraries
◊ Heba @ Bookaholic Throne
◊ Phannie @ Phannie The Ginger Bookworm
◊ Misty @ Mistysbookspace
◊ YOU?

Are you going to participate? Are there books you already know you won’t be able to read this year but really want to get to in January?
Are there any other read-a-thons you’re planning on joining?




  1. Hey! I’m working on my post for this now, just wanted to ask, do you have an image of the banner without the word january in it? I want to use it as my feature image.

    BTW: is this only running for a month or for the whole year?

    Thnx 😀


    1. Oh yikes! Pretty sure I don’t have one without “January” in it since it’s monthly challenges.. I can’t even check right now since we’re in the middle of remodeling and my computer is all wrapped up in plastic for.. who knows how long.. :/

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    1. Awesome! 😀
      I have my list of books to put in my jar, but.. I’m lacking the colored paper I want to use, haha. We’re moving tomorrow so I’m hoping to unpack soon-ish and create the actual jar. 😛


  2. Wooo! I’m definitely participating! I already posted my tentative TBR in the Goodreads group, but it can still change because I want to finish some of those books in December, so I’m not posting anythign on my blog yet. I’ll definitely link back when I do though. I love your monthly challenges 😀 they are a great way to help me narrow down my list without getting really overwhelming. Like, I love challenges with bingos and prompts, but they are usually pretty hardcore so I can’t do them every month without a break, but yours are nice and cozy.

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    1. Awesooome!
      Haha, I’m having the same “issue”. I’ve already drafted some kind of TBR but I want to wait a bit longer before I create my actual jar in case I end up reading some of the books already. 😛
      Aawh, thank you so much! I’m glad they’re not only helping me out but others as well! I feel you on the bingos and such. They can be pressuring and overwhelming. I do love them once in a while, but I like reading with a low pressure challenge better. 🙂

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    2. I’m thinking of not writing titles on the pieces of paper, just numbers, and then I can edit an excel list more easily and take out the ones that I already read? We’ll see 😀

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    1. Definitely sounds like a good idea! I might just have to put A Song of Ice and Fire in my jar so I can maybe finally start my reread of those books – but in English instead of Dutch this time around, hah.

      Thank you!!


    1. I get that! I’m a bit of a mood reader myself, so I’ll probably end up picking a book not from the jar once in a while, but I’m going to try and do that not too often. 🙂
      Have fun with the Biannual Bibliothon!


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