I have seen TBR Jars all over TikTok lately and I decided that I need one because I have so many books on my Physical TBR that I need to read! I have also decided to try and go on a book buying ban for the month of July to not only save money but to get through some of my books I already have on my shelf.

How It Works

TBR Jars are all pretty much the same, you put the names of all your books on your TBR onto a piece of paper, cut them up and drop them into a jar. Every time you need a new book to read you pull a random title out of the jar. Pretty simple but this is also my nightmare! I am a major mood reader so I am making some new rules just for me to follow.

  • Each Pull I get a second chance to pull a different book and I read the one I would rather read more than the other at that time.
  • I must read at least 50 pages of the book before I can decide whether I would like to DNF the book or just put it back in the jar for another day.
  • I need to read at least five books before I can buy another book to add to my shelf.

The start of my Jar

Choosing Stickers

Final Product


I am very excited to see what my first book is from my jar. I am also very interested in seeing if I can actually stick with this and save some money for the month of July and maybe even longer! Because of this I don’t have a hopefuls list for July but I do know I have two buddy reads so you should be seeing reviews for “Truly Devious” and “Daisy Jones and the Six”.

QOTD: Do you have a TBR jar?

May Hopefuls

I have been thinking about not posting a May hopefuls post because I have a ton I would like to read this month and I know there is no way I would actually be able to read all these books but why not make the post and see how many I actually get too.

Funny enough I am getting ready to move in a few months so I keep telling myself that I need to start getting rid of books to make the move easier and to free up space. However, in the past two weeks I have either bought or been given over probably 15 books. I want to read every single book I have gotten in the past two weeks but I am a pretty slow reader and also a mood reader so the odds of me reading these books this month is actually slim to none.

Because I have already finished “I Kissed Shara Wheeler” by Casey McQuiston I won’t add it to this list but it was my number one book for this month and I knocked that out before I could get to this post. Make sure to check out that full review!


Ok so these are my top three most anticipated reads for this month. “Book Lovers” by Emily Henry has been on my reading list for months! It came out on May 3rd and I meant to pre order it but forgot, but it is now here and I am hoping I get into it this month! I really loved Emily Henry’s othe rtwo books “Beach Read” and “People We Meet on Vacation” and I really loved them so I have high hopes for “Book Lovers”.

“The Change” by Kristen Miller and “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus are both from Book of the Month club and I have heard so many great reviews that I couldn’t imagine passing them up so they are extremally high on my list for this month! Also I really love their covers and we all know I am a sucker for a book with a cute cover!

I am not saying that these books are low on my list, I do still want to get to them this month but if I can’t get to them I know I will soon! “Darling Girl” by Liz Michalski is another Book of the Month pick and the main reason I picked it was because I needed a book for my main pick and this sounded the most like my style. It is a Peter Pan retailing which I think could be really fun and cute! “No More Bad Days” by Lindsey Whitaker and “Doctor Glass” by Louise Worthington are both books I have received from the authors for an honest review and both of them sound like really amazing psychological thrillers which I have been needing in my life! So I really hope to have these reviews up soon especially for the authors who so kindly sent them to me.

I am obsessed with the “HeartStopper” Series by Alice Oseman and I have only read the first two books so I know that i will be reading these last two as long as amazon delivers them this month like they say they will. Fingers crossed!

If you haven’t read this series please do! It is so cute and a fast read because they are graphic novels. After you read the first two you can watch the Netflix show and I promise it is worth it!

As I said above before I got into my hopefuls, I read “I Kissed Shara Wheeler” by Casey McQuiston already earlier this month. Casey McQuiston is my all time favorite author and I fell in love with her writing through her first two books “Red, White and Royal Blue” and “One Last Stop” with One Last Stop” being one of my all time favorite books! Well Now that her new book has came out I decided I would really love to reread these two books if I can find time in my busy reading schedule this month. I just think it would be fun to read all three of her books in celebration of the new release of “I Kissed Shara Wheeler”.

I have no clue if I will be able to read even half of these books this month but I think I have a pretty good list curated for this month. It would be a miracle if I don’t stray from this list due to mood reading but we will see. Wish me luck!

QOTD: Do you have an ambitious monthly TBR? Are any of these books on your TBR currently?

Top 10 TBR Challenge

For the month of March I took some of my most anticipated reads from my TBR and featured them on my Bookstagram. I am super excited to turn this into a blog post to share with even more people. To be honest this challenge was tough because I have over 100 physical books on my TBR and trying to narrow it down felt impossible! Lets see what made it on my list.

Top Ten TBR

Day One

I won this book in a giveaway a few months back and to be honest I had no clue how big this monster was! This book has so many pages and it is so intimidating sitting there on my shelf staring down at me.

I really want to read this one but the size alone just scares me, I feel like I will need to read this over a few months. I have also heard that the first half of the book is very confusing which worries me and makes me think it could end up as a DNF for me. However, I won’t know till I dive in!

Day Two

I bought this book the day it came out and it immediately went straight to my shelf. I have seen so many amazing reviews of this book but the big consensus is that it is an emotional rollercoaster! I just don’t know if my heart can handle an emotional read right now but when the day comes that I am in need of a good cry and heart tearing experience, this book will be their waiting for me.

Day Three

I read the first book in this series “Crave” back in December last year and instantly fell in love! I knew I had to get my hands on the rest of the series as soon as I could, and I did, my dad gave me the second and third book for Christmas and I would love to get to reading them but I am taking a small break from fantasy for a little bit so I can focus on the genres I know I love. I know this book will be in my near future it is just a matter of when.

Day Four

This is a book that I have had on my shelf for about a year and honestly I forget that it is there. I haven’t read a book by this author but I have heard some amazing things and so I really need to dive into this one as soon as I can find room for it in my busy reading schedule.

Day Five

I received this book from Book of the Month Club last year and It really intrigued me and sounded like a cute romantic book. I have a lot of romance books on my TBR but this is one that really sticks out to me. I also really like the cover, I would say that is what pulled me in at first.

Day Six

This is a book that has a New Years theme and with holidays I feel like I have to read the book around that time of the year. I tried to read it this year around New Years but I had just read a few romance books and felt burnt out so I had to put it down. Maybe I will get to it for 2023.

Day Seven

I found this book at a local goodwill for like three bucks, I couldn’t pass up an amazing deal like that! I had seen this book all over bookstagram so I knew for a deal I should grab it and give it a chance. However, I feel like I am not a big fantasy reader and that is why I keep pushing it back. It is a lot to commit to a full series! One day I will read this though!

Day Eight

I have actually read this book almost to the halfway mark and I put it down. I enjoyed what I was reading but during the time I was reading this book I just wasn’t in a place where a memoir was what I needed to read. I really love Gilmore Girls and she is one of my favorite parts of the show. This book really reads just like you are listening to her on TV which made this book really fun and engaging. My goal is to pick this up soon and finish the last half of the book.

Day Nine

When I first started my bookstagram I saw this all over the place so it got added to my TBR fairly quickly. I love the idea of a friend zone type book. I am so over Enemies to lovers so this sounds like a nice change of pace for me. The main reason why I haven’t read this book yet is because I have seen a few reviews that say the main character is a bit annoying so that has pushed this book back while I read other books. I am thinking this might be a good read for April, who knows!

Day Ten

This is one of the newest additions to my TBR from my Book of the Month subscription back in February. I have so many romance reads on my TBR but I feel like this is the front runner. This book sounds super cute and I am a real sucker for an LGBTQ read. I am so excited to dive into this one as soon as I possibly can!


This month has been a crazy month! I only read three books this month but made so many posts on my bookstagram and basically neglected my blog. I love this blog so much but when I don’t have a book to review I feel like I don’t have content. I also have been super busy with work and life so my time to write my blogs is few and far between. But I have some great content Ideas coming soon! I hope you all are looking forward to checking out my next blog posts. I love you all and I am very thankful for all my supporters!

QOTD: What is your most anticipated read?

Top 10 Tuesday: Summer 2021 TBR

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly blog hosted by Jana over at thatartsyreadergirl.com

I recently found her blog today actually and thought I would try this out!

I have never really stuck to an actual TBR hopeful list even for a certain month let alone a whole summer. My TBR list is honestly gigantic and I will probably never be able to complete it in a lifetime especially as it grows! Picking only ten might be a bit of a challenge but here goes nothing!

Where The Crawdads Sing

Author: Delia Owens

This is actually my current read for my book club. This has been a very anticipated read for me since I started reading so I was very excited when I found out this was going to be our June read. So far it has a nice summer vibe to it with a hint of mystery. It is everything I am searching for in a good summer read.

One Last Stop

Author: Casey McQuiston

I received this one in my June BOTM box and I picked it because June is Pride month! I really am hoping to get this one done before June is over so my fingers are crossed. I read Casey McQuiston’s previous book Red’ White and Royal Blue a few months back and absolutely loved it so I have some high hopes for this book!

Your Perfect Year

Author: Charlotte Lucas

This book was a gift from a secret sister gift exchange that I participated in and it sounds absolutely adorable! Who doesn’t love a good romance novel in summer?

What Comes After

Author: Joanne Tompkins

This book is Described as a Moving novel that takes you through a mystery of a town who lost two boys. This book sounds like a major tear jerker and sometimes I feel like you just need a book that will tug at your heart strings.

Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo

The next two books are fantasy novels. I have never really been a fantasy reader, however, I am trying to push my reading preference and try new things. With the new TV series on Netflix that just came out I really want to read this book so I can watch the tv series and not spoil anything.

The House on The Cerulean Sea

Author: TJ Klune

I have seen this book quite literally everywhere recently and I feel like that is my main reason for wanting to read this book. Like I said before I also want to broaden my genres a bit and this is a whimsical and magical book that just catches my eye.

The Maidens

Author: Alex Michaelides

The author for this books early release sent out two copies to each person asking them to put the extra book into a little free library close to them in hopes more people would find and read his book. In my opinion this was such a smart tactic! When I saw all the posts of people finding his book I had to go on the hunt however I didn’t find it near me in Utah so I waited till BOTM came out with it as an option and Immediately added it to my collection.

The Guncle

Author: Steven Rowley

First of all, how cute is this cover? If the cover didn’t catch your eye well then maybe the synopsis will. When a famous gay sitcom star has a family tragedy he ends up watching his niece and nephew for a bit longer than normal and has to figure out real fast how to set rules and become a real guardian. Such a fun and cute idea that I can not wait to dive into!

The FlatShare

Author: Beth O’leary

I also received this book from my secret sister book swap that I participated in. This book sounds so interesting! Two people share a one bedroom flat which means just one bed and yet they have never met due to conflicting schedules…. Hmmm strange if you ask me! I can’t wait to see how this book ends up!

My Husbands Wife

Author: Jane Corry

I picked this book up at my local discount store not knowing anything about but just liking the cover. They say never to judge a book by the cover but yet here I am haha.

I can almost guarantee that these books will change throughout the summer based on my mood, however, as of right now, these are the books I am hoping to read.

Have you read any of these books? Are any of these on your summer TBR lists? Let me know what you think!

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