August Bookshelf Challenge TBR


Hello bookworms!!

Seeing everybody’s TBR games made me want to do a game/challenge for myself so I asked my husband to help me come up with something. I wanted to do something that would help me read the books on my bookshelf. I wanted it to be really simple because I can’t be bothered with something that’s going to cause me a lot of stress. This is what we came up with in the end.

First off that’s a working title. I could really use some help coming up with a better name because I am not creative and my husband couldn’t come up with a name. Hopefully after I explain what I am going to be doing y’all will be able to help me.

So I counted all of the books on my physical bookshelf and then I used a number generator to choose 3 books. I know this concept isn’t new at all. I have seen in done by several different bloggers/youtubers so I am not taking credit for creating it but I don’t know who the first person to do something like this was so I can’t credit them. I went with 3 books because I wanted to leave room for me to read review copies or just anything I am in the mood for.

That’s pretty simple. To make it a little bit more of a challenge I have a reward system and a punishment system. If I read all 3 books in the month that I chose them I can buy 1 book. I got this idea from Lunas Read 5 buy 1 posts. As for the punishment if I don’t read the book(s) in the month the following month I will have to add another book. So I can have up to 3 additional books added to the following months TBR. I refuse to get rid of my books if I don’t manage to read them so the only thing I could come up with as a punishment was to add another book. If you have any better punishments please feel free to tell me in the comments. This challenge/game is a work in progress.

Now shall we get to the TBR for August? I currently have 101 books on my bookshelf that are unread.

First roll #65 – The 65th book on my shelf was Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer. I have several books by this author on my shelf and I have yet to read any of them so this is a great start. Maybe this will make me want to read her other books sooner rather than later.

Letters to the Lost

Second roll #69 – The 69th book on my shelf was P.S. I Like You by Kasie West. Just like with Brigid Kemmerer I have several books by Kasie West on my shelf and I haven’t read any of them.

P.S. I Like You

Third roll #11 – The 11th book on my shelf was The Vanishing by Jayne Ann Krentz. This is a new book to me and a new to me author. I got this back in February as part of a giveaway I won.

The Vanishing

Those are the 3 books for August that I hope to get off of my shelves but I will definitely read more than that. Don’t forget to comment below if you can think of a better name for this challenge/game and if you can come up with different punishments that don’t include me having to get rid of my books please comment those below as well.

Don’t forget to continue to do your part to help with the Black Lives Matter Movement!!

Starlah has a google doc of resources and book recommendations.

Myonna created a YouTube Playlist of Black booktubers to follow and support. Please follow those you are actually interested in there content and continuously support them. Don’t just follow them because it’s the thing to do right now.

A list of black owned bookstores by state to support.

My Instagram where I’ve created a BLM highlight of posts that could be helpful.



11 thoughts on “August Bookshelf Challenge TBR

  1. I love Letters to the Lost so very much! I hope you end up loving it too! I’m also slowly trying to work through my TBR! I don’t have any specific challenge involved, but every month I try to pick up some of the books that have been on my shelves for a while, instead of only picking up new releases and new purchases. Hopefully by the end of the year I’ll be able to look back and see how my TBR has changed!

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