A new year, a new chance to read!
Since getting back into reading 2 years ago, I have read a total of 216 books. As January rolls around, I always try to reset my reading goals and dream a bit bigger.
As I was browsing through some Facebook groups to get some reading inspiration, I stumbled upon an idea that I couldn’t let go of.
Most of us have books in our minds that we would like to read, but for whatever reason we haven’t “gotten around to it” yet. Let’s change that this year.
Step 1: Get a jar and decorate it(or don’t decorate it) any way you like.
Step 2: Write down a list of books you have been wanting to read.
Step 3: Put your slips of paper in the jar, and draw one whenever it is time for a new book.
One of the reasons this idea really resonated with me, is because I am a creature of habit. I was explaining this to my husband the other day and all he could do was emphatically nod his head YES. He knows.
I am the type of person who can watch the same movies, eat the same foods, and go to the same places every day. This has ended up being a downfall when it comes to my reading because I often find myself rereading books I love.
Don’t get me wrong: I will never stop rereading books, but I do want to make sure that I am getting my hands on new material to fall in love with.
So what kind of books should you put in your TBR jar?
- Classics that you’ve avoided until now
- Books that everyone can’t stop talking about
- Books that you’ve started but never finished
- Untouched books on your bookshelf
So far, I have around 80 books in my jar and I plan to keep adding to it as the year goes on. I have only been doing this for on week, and I’ve already been forced to read out of my comfort zone. And guess what? I loved it.
Now here is where things get interesting:
Comment a few of your favorite books and I will add them to my jar. I can’t wait to read your suggestions!
Note: Nothing in the horror genre please. I’m brave…but not that brave!
If you want to know more about my reading journey, check out the posts below: