It’s time.. Time for the last TBR-post of 2018. My TBR for the first challenge of 2019 – January Jam Jar. It’s no secret I’m more of a mood reader, although I can stick to my TBR’s somewhat.. most of the time but.. The jar has always been a huge challenge for me. Especially since I tend to ignore the thing after a week or two. Let’s hope I do better this time around!
As the challenge asks, I put a whole lot of my priority reads [the ones I’ve been looking forward to so much!] in a jar, dividing sequels from contemporary, fantasy and graphic novels. Sure, some of these I only got recently but.. who cares! I’m in the mood to read them, so in the jar they go! Let’s see what books ended up making the jar!
BOOKS I’M PUTTING IN MY JAR!
#1 The Sequels
#4 Graphic novels
As I have an enormous physical TBR and I got a whole load of new books this month, I decided to mix things up. A lot of these are ‘older’ releases, but are still books I only purchased recently. I’ve been looking forward to reading them for a long time though, which is why I’m adding them to the jar. To give my mood-reading tendencies a bit of a breather, I also used different colors for my sequels, fantasy novels, contemporaries and graphic novels. That way I at least have some say in what I’m about to read? I’m hoping it’ll help me stick to the jar throughout the entire month this time!
I already pulled two books out of my jar, so the reads I’ll be starting 2019 with are To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Godsgrave! Do I even have to say how happy I am with pulling both of these? I’ve been wanting to read Jenny Han’s book since watching the movie and Godsgrave since reading and loving Nevernight.
Together with January Jam Jar, I’m going to participate some-what in a different read-a-thon as well. Late-a-thon, hosted by Destiny @ Howling Libraries! This one is actually specified to be for overdue ARC’s / review copies but since I’m this rare unicorn, I only have.. one overdue review copy right now? I’ve had it since July so.. yeah. I should definitely read it. Putting only one book as the goal for this one is pretty much telling myself to “succeed or give up already”. Let’s hope it’s the first one!
At the start of December, this section consisted of 9 ARC’s. I got it down to 5!
Are you joining in on any of these two challenges? Or both?
What books are you definitely reading during January?
Is there a specific theme you’re focusing on?
I hope you all have a wonderful time today – being the last day of 2018 and all. Let’s end the year with a bang and start it with an even bigger one!