In one of my last posts I wrote about putting myself on a book ban so that I could save some money and finally start reading some of the books I already have. To help with that I decided to make a TBR jar! I still have books in storage because I don’t have enough shelf space so for this project I just used the books I have on my shelves for easy access. I have also been in the mood to reread some of my favorites so I made two jars. One TBR and one Reread.
Originally I was going to color coordinate by genre so it’d be easier to find a book I would be in the mood for. But I decided that would take too much time. I ended up using 4 colors. I used an Excel spreadsheet to type up my books, one sheet tab for each category. Then I printed each sheet tab onto the colored paper that I assigned to it. The most time consuming part was probably cutting the paper into slips and folding them.
- Blue = TBR singles
- Yellow = 2015 TBR Pile Challenge titles
- Green = Reread singles
- Orange = book series
For the book series, I put all of the series I’ve read to completion in the reread jar and the series I haven’t finished reading went in the TBR jar. If I pull a series from the TBR jar, I will read whichever book is next in the series.
So now when I am struggling to find something to read I will be able to pull a title from the jar and pull whichever book I get off the shelf it is located on. Easy!