2017 TBR Jar Challenge


This will be my second year doing a TBR jar challenge. I have a super cute TBR jar which I got from my friend Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat’s Etsy store. This TBR jar has origami stars in it with book titles on them. Every month I pull out a book from this jar and try to read it within the next month (or two – let’s be realistic!). I had about 30 books in the jar last year and I read through 12 of them. Although I didn’t read them ALL in 2016, they all still got read! Keep track of my 2017 TBR Jar picks here:

2017 TBR Jar Picks:

January: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
February: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

This year, I ordered another 30 book titles from Jessi to add to my jar. I noticed last year that one of the reason I started so many series was because I was pulling the start of series as my TBR jar picks. I have a lot of series going on right now and I’m really wanting to focus on finishing series this year (and trying to START less series). My strategy for picking what books out of my TBR to add to the jar was to look for stand alone books that I’ve been wanting to read for a while. Here are the new titles that were added to my jar this year!

1. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
2. The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta
3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
4. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
5. The Girl with All the Gifts by MR Carey
6. On Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
7. The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
8. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
9. The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
10. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
11. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
12. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
13. Dreamology by Lucy Keating
14. The Enchanted by Rene Tenfold
15. A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
16. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
17. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
18. All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
19. The Serpent King by Jeff Zener
20. Dark Matter by Black Crouch
21. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
22. Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin
23. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
24. Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah
25. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
26. I’ll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson
27. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
28. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
29. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
30. Transcendence by Shay Savage