I’m sure most of you know, but if you’re not a frequent acronym user, ‘TBR’ means ‘to be read’. The TBR Book Jar is where you write down titles of books you own but haven’t yet read on little slips of paper and put them in a jar (or whichever container you deem suitable!). You then pick them out randomly to decide what to read next. I believe it was started by Alex, but I’ve seen lots of book bloggers and vloggers talk about it this year. I first came across it on Katy’s channel and then I saw Lauren use a mug instead of a jar, which sparked the idea to use my Marauder’s Map mug!
I thought I’d start my own because until this year, I used to plan what I was going to read in advance. I realised that I wasn’t enjoying it at all so now, for the most part, I pick up books randomly. I figured this would be a fun way of choosing my next book!
At the time of this post, I have 219 books on my ‘to be read’ list. I actually began to think that I wasn’t going to be able to fit them all in, but luckily they do fit – just about! It took me a couple of hours to make, which is clearly a sign that I should stop acquiring more books…
Update 01/14: Whoops. It seems that my TBR Book Mug has spilled over into two mugs. Let’s see if I can get it back down to one in 2014!
Do you have a TBR Book Jar? Show us!