My “to be read” pile is out of control. I have a full Kindle, stacks in my room, stacks on my book case, basically books every where. And I know there are more to come. I mean let’s be real. Sometimes I have so many books I feel completely overwhelmed with the process of picking a new book which then makes the pile continue to grow. Since I have so many great (???) books I want to read I needed to do something that made picking easier. People are really great when I go onto Twitter and ask what I should read next, but I thought it was time to put it in my own hands so to speak. Hence The 2015 TBR Jar.
I few weeks back I was wondering around Target buying Christmas gifts and I came across a pretty mercury glass jar. I always love a good jar but I never really have anything to use them for so I usually shy away. But this once I couldn’t not get this one. And the longer I looked at it the more I wanted to buy it. And then the idea came to me. It would be a great TBR Jar.
With my jar in head it was next on to the books. This was actually easier than I thought it would be. I decided to go with ARCs that I need to read(whether they are Kindle or physical books) and books I own that I have been meaning to get to. I know that the jar will probably change as time goes by. I will have to remove names of books I really need to read and books I want to add. I know I will have to replenish I’m sure or just switch things up, but as my first time trying this I’m okay without really having any rules and seeing where it goes.
Currently I have my Goodreads list at 61 books which I think is a good starting off point. I have books that have been out for a few years on it to books that come out in a few months. I have Netgalley books and Edelweiss books and books fro publishers. Books I have purchased or have been gifted or have owned and never read. I have a good starting off point I think. And I’m willing to take book suggestions to add to it so have at it.
Honestly there is no way to know how successful this is going to be, but I need to try something and this is a better idea than nothing. I’ll check back in in February to let you know how it is going.
Tell me, how do you keep you TBR pile under control? What method do you use to pick a new book?