In my announcement post, I told you I would be prioritizing the short physical books I own, so naturally, I took them all and stacked them somewhere visible. Again, I don’t know what any of the prompts will be, so there’s a chance none of these books work, and the truth is, I only took them out for the challenge, so if they don’t fulfill a prompt, they’ll go back to where they were originally placed, both physically and in my TBR list.
I hate disclaimers, but I think it’s better to clarify that this TBR is 100% a me-thing and not related to the official rules of the challenge or anything. Also, you can just take it as a short book haul since most of these books are under or around 200 pages long. Let’s get to what you came here for, okay?
How are you doing right now? I’d really like to know how you’re holding up. I think I’ve said before that staying at home doesn’t bother me as it would other people since I am a homebody, but I understand that’s not the case for everybody. I hope you stay safe and stay busy during this time.
Hello and happy Wednesday. I am super excited about today’s post because I love it when I can share useful stuff with you. A few months ago, I posted about my digital TBR list, which you could download for free on Teachers Pay Teachers. Well, I have updated that list and now you can download it without going anywhere or registering to any websites. Just click this link: Miss Camilas TBR List and you’ll get the file.
Now, for those of you who don’t know or are not sure, a TBR list is, it’s basically all the books I own and want to read. TBR means “to be read.” A condition for a book to be in my TBR list is that I already have it so I wouldn’t need to purchase it. To me, having this list is great because I am organized and am aware of all the books I have. I feel that since I’ve made it, I have read more books and rediscovered some I’ve acquired in the past and forgot about.
My TBR consists of books I have bought, books from Kindle Unlimited or that I discovered via Goodreads recommendations, NetGalley and Edelweiss ARCs, and books I’ve gotten on subscription boxes. It is a combination of pretty much every genre out there, so I’m sure that you can look through it and find a title or two that you like.
As with any of the products I release, you have full freedom to adapt it any way you feel like. You can print all the pages, or keep the digital TBR and, like me, highlight every title as you read it. You can also make your own version of your TBR by deleting or adding titles. I have linked all the books to their Goodreads so that if you’re curious, you can click on them and check them out. This is also a preview of the book reviews you will be seeing in the future.
What is a book you can’t wait to read? Let me know in the comments.
Hola y feliz miércoles. Como algunos sabrán, la forma en la que escojo qué libro leer es sacando un título de un frasco. La cantidad de libros que leo en español es muy reducida si la comparamos con los libros que leo en inglés, pero trato de leer por lo menos un libro en español al mes. Los libros que quiero leer son los siguientes:
Hello and happy Wednesday. Today I’m going to show you my process to choose what book to read next, and how I manage my TBR lists. Let’s get started, shall we?
I start by drawing a title from my TBR Jar, although I will be honest and say that at times I end up taking different papers until I get a title that really catches my eye.
I then go through my TBR list and highlight the title of the book.
Then I do the same in digital TBR.
And that’s pretty much it. I would love to be one of those people who just look at their bookshelf and pick a title, but I have too many books to read, both physical and digital, so I prefer to have a system. This has also stopped me from going on full-on reading slump mode because as soon as I finish a book, I select the next one.
Do you have a system for selecting the books you’re going to read or do you just pick any title you want? Let me know in the comments.
Hello and happy Friday. I have probably already mentioned that my NetGalley ARC reviews will go on Fridays. Now, this isn’t going to happen every single Friday, but I wanted those reviews to have a day of their own.
We all know that I’m not a great blogger or reviewer, but in my defense, I’ve never claimed to be one. After I had started blogging, I discovered NetGalley and went crazy requesting books, which has led to a ridiculous TBR list I am in the process of tackling. This is probably going to take me years because I want to read other books and not just ARCs of books that have been published for years now. This list here is just a guide for you to know what’s to come and what you can expect from me in terms of ARC reviews. I’m not adding links because that would take me hours, but I assure you, all the titles are on Goodreads. Let’s get started, shall we?
Update: I will be crossing out the titles as I read them, to make things more fun. Okay, bye.
The Sweetest Thing by Lilian Darcy
Clancy of the Undertow by Christopher Currie
Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez
Andrea and the 5-Day Challenge by Cindy K. Green
School Monitor by Alex Dunn
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
Chalk Houses by Tracy Clark
Long Way Home by Katie McGarry
Did I Mention I Miss You? by Estelle Maskame
When Dreams Come True by Rebecca Emin
The Secrets We Keep by Deb Loughead
The Secrets We Kept by Lili Velez
Puck by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
Sucktown, Alaska by Craig Dirkes
Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant
Radical Self-Love by Gala Darling
Nice Girls Endure by Chris Struyk-Bonn
The Light Fantastic by Sarah Combs
The French Impressionist by Rebecca Bischoff
The Form of Things Unknown by Robin Bridges
All Things New by Lauren Miller
RJ by Tim Soeder
Piglettes by Clementine Beauvais
The Agony of Bun O’Keefe by Heather T. Smith
The History of Hilary Hambrushina by Marnie Lamb
180 Seconds by Jessica Park
My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen by David Clawson
One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton
Last Summer at Eden by Christina Hedgenrader
Once, In Lourdes by Sharon Solwitz
Amish Guys Don’t Call by Debby Dodds
Windy City Magic by Crystal Cestari
Four of a Kind by Kellie Sheridan
The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger
Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam
Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin
Someone Else’s Summer by Rachel Bateman
Stealing Candy by Stewart Lewis
Paper Hearts by Ali Novak
Unspoken Rules by Lora Inak
The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Pirate by Tim Collins
Maddie & Sayara by Sanjyot P. Dunung
The Dog Walker’s Diary by Kathryn Donahue
Protected by Claire Zorn
The Crowns of Croswald by D.E Night
36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You by Vicky Grant
The Notations of Cooper Cameron by Jane O’Reilly
The Way it Hurts by Patty Blount
The Long Ride Home by Tawni Waters
Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart
Welcome to the Slipstream by Natalka Burian
The Wendy Project by Melissa Jane Osborne
The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King
Seven Days With You by Hugo Driscoll
Goth Girl by Melanie Mosher
Songs About a Girl by Chris Russell
Project You by Aubre Andrus
Textrovert by Lindsey Summers
Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
Hit the Ground Running by Alison Hughes
Follow Your Heart by Tasha Nathan
We Can’t Be Friends by Cyndy Etler
Dreams Beyond the Shore by Tamika Gibson
Spin the Golden Lightbulb by Jackie Yeager
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Superfail by Max Brunner
The Rules of Persuasion by Amity Hope
Hickville Redemption by Marie Karlik
Mr. 60% by Clete Barrett Smith
As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti
Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief by Rosie Somers
Misadventures of a City Girl by Meredith Wild and Chelle Bliss
The Border by Steve Schafer
Little Gold by Allie Rogers
Sunshine is Forever by Kyle T. Cowan
Blood and Stars by Jaime Lee Mann
Clara Humble: Quiz Whiz by Anna Humphrey
All the Wrong Chords by Christine Hurley Deriso
The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary by NoNonieqa Ramos
Begin Again by Mona Kasten
Mick & Michelle by Nina Rossing
The Year They Burned the Books by Nancy Garden
Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
Frankie by Shivaun Plozza
Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats by Carla Rehse
Flying With a Broken Wing by Laura Best
Carry Me Home by Jessica Therrien
If My Moon Was Your Sun by Andreas Steinhöfel
7th Grade Revolution by Liana Gardner
Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon
Mischief by Stefania Shaffer
The Curious Chronicles of Jack Bokimble and His Peculiar Penumbra by James DeMonaco
Secrets of the A-List by Joss Wood
The Shakespeare Stories
The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay
Honey Moon Dog Daze by Sofi Benitez
Plank’s Law by Lesley Choyce
The Temptation of Adam by Dave Connis
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo
806 by Cynthia Weil
How You Ruined My Life by Jeff Strand
Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid
Kasey & Ivy by Alison Hughes
Go Bravely by Emily Wilson Hussem
Queen of Corona by Esterhazy
Boys Keep Swinging by Jake Shears
Freefall Summer by Tracy Barrett
So Near the Horizon by Jessica Koch
Infraction by Rachel Van Dyken
Leatherback Blues by Karen-Hood Caddy
The Year Santa Stubbed His Toe by William M Hayes
The Monster at Recess by Shira Potter
Talk of Shame by Alex Everwood
True Identity by John C. Majors
The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane
Baking for Dave by Melissa Palmer
Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton
My Anxiety Handbook by Sue Knowles, Bridie Gallagher, and Phoebe McEwen
In Paris With You by Clémentine Beauvais
Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
And We Call it Love by Amanda Vink
You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman
Lovestruck by Kate Watson
In Harmony by Emma Scott
Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas by Andrea Pyros
Mastering Adulthood by Lara E. Fielding
The Boys Who Danced With the Moon by Mark Paul Oleksiw
The Orphan Band of Springdale by Anne Nesbet
Rule by Ellen Goodlett
Garrison Girl by Rachel Aaron
Doing It by Hannah Witton
The Long-Lost Diary of the World’s Worst Dinosaur Hunter by Tim Collins
Things I’d Rather Do Than Die by Christine Hurley Deriso
The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl by Christina De Witte
The Bible Promise Book for Teens by Steve Russo
Rebel With a Cupcake by Anna Mainwaring
The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky by Jana Casale
Beyond the Green by Sharlee Glenn
Those are all the books I have requested through NetGalley that I’ve yet to read. Which of these titles would you like to read? Let me know in the comments below.
Hello and happy Wednesday. Every few months, I get into obsessive mode and start reorganizing all my bookish things. I don’t just physically reorganize my bookshelves, in fact, that rarely happens and maybe I should do it. No, I mean I reorganize my TBR list, my wishlist, and yes, my TBR jar.
A TBR jar is essentially a jar or any other type of container, which contains pieces of paper with the titles of books you own and you want to read. In my case, having one takes the anxiety out of picking a book every time. I would rather be surprised.
The original idea was to dump the contents of the TBR jar and check each title, just to see that there were no repeats and to remove the titles that I’d already read. In theory, this plan was brilliant, but in practice, I started getting super confused.
This resulted in me throwing all these papers to the trash can and starting over, using my TBR list as a guide. That’s an exhausting process, but in the end, it’ll give me peace of mind. Hopefully.
What book is at the top of your TBR list and why? Let me know in the comments.
Hello and happy Wednesday. I don’t know how long ago, I told you I was working on creating the Ultimate Reading Challenge and that I’d share it with you when it was ready. It was really fun to go through different book lists and challenges and combining them all in this very long list.
As I added titles to what was going to be the Ultimate Challenge, I realized I already owned many of the books, and so I decided that maybe it would be a better idea to just list those books first, to read all of them, and then to move on to other titles and didn’t even own. I already knew my TBR list was going to be long, I didn’t anticipate it consisted of nearly 600 books.
That, of course, gave me an idea: my TBR list was going to be my reading challenge, and because challenges are more fun when you have a buddy, I decided to share the list with you. Now, there are to versions of the list; if you want a the printable PDF version click here , but if you’re like me and you’d rather have the Word version to digitally edit, you can get it by clicking here.
The first thing I’d suggest you do is look through the whole list and cross out or highlight the books you’ve already read. Once you’re left with the books you haven’t read, make a mark on those you own, so that you can start with them. Of course, if you want to take on this challenge with me, let me know in the comments below. I’ll be sharing reviews of books in this list as I read them, and my plan is to post an updated version of the TBR list in the future.
Hello and happy Wednesday. Lately I’ve been working on a bookish project I think you’ll love, and while I was at it, I did some “cleaning” to my Kindle library.
I also updated my Kindle Unlimited content by returning books I’d already read and getting new ones from my Wish List. To me, Kindle Unlimited is the closest thing to having access to free ebooks whenever you want to. Basically, you pay $10 a month and can have up to ten books at a time from the Kindle Unlimited library. Every time you finish reading one, you can borrow another one. I personally think it’s an amazing deal because $10 is the average price for just one book, and I clearly ready and buy more than that every month.
If you’re an avid reader, I 100% recommend you try Kindle Unlimited. Here’s the list of books in my Kindle Unlimited library:
Hello and happy Wednesday. Have you ever experienced a reading slump? I’ve been on many, and I think that’s because I get easily bored of pretty much anything and everything, so it’s easy for me not to feel passionate a book I’m reading or not to feel motivated to start a new one.
I’ve come up with different strategies to deal with my reading slumps, but I think the one that’s worked the best is having TBR jars. I say “jars” because I have one for books in Spanish, and another one for books in English. The small one is the Spanish one, and I’ve had it for almost two years, I think.
I made my TBR jar for English books because I had a ton of titles to read (the ones in the jar and not even half of them) and I was sort of getting overwhelmed when I had to decide what to read next. I needed a system that worked better than the list I have written down in my super handy bookish notebook, and so I decided the best system was to just leave the choice to randomness and luck.
Doing your own TBR jar is easy and fun. I used an old Yankee Candle jar, and made sure I removed all the stickers around it. I got my super long list of books I want to read and wrote each title down in a lined paper I then cut in strips. I folded each strip and put it inside the jar, and that was it!
I have to admit that I haven’t yet used my jar because I still have a list of books I started and want to finish, but I can’t wait to put it in practice because I think this is a cute and fun way to pick new books to read without having to sit down and make a conscious decision, which is sort of what bores me and gets me to go into reading slumps. Hopefully, it’ll work.
Do you have a TBR jar or any other system to pick the books you’ll be reading? Tell me about it!