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How to grow your TBR (The Right way)


TBR- T.o B.e R.ead; More commonly known as the To be read pile.

Hey guys,
So yesterday I went to my local library! *Flails around* I went in, was only intending to check out one or two books, and then…. I checked out 8 FREAKING books, It was an outrage. My Dad laughed, my brothers complained, and we drove to target. (And yes, I did also buy another book their as well).
Yeah, I already know I have a problem.
After re-stocking my bookshelf, I realized I hadn’t written my post for the day. So here I am, lecturing you about getting in debt through books, these are some of my MOST HELPFUL tips and tricks to get into debt through books, let’s begin.

1.Follow Other Blogs
Congrats! Your already growing your TBR by reading this, my book blog. *Throws a handful of confetti over your head*
If you’re looking for other HONEST bloggers, I’m your guy.

Blogger Recommendations:

Cait @ paperfury
Mikaela @ the well-thumbed reader
Wendy Darling (Goodreads reviewer)

2. Join Goodreads
Another simple, but successful thing I do to increase your TBR pile is to track your reading progress and follow authors on Goodreads.
By doing this you see all of the book Authors are currently reading, you also  get a taste for what the book community is like. (WIN WIN)

If you’re looking for authors to follow, Here’s a list of my favorites. (Note, most authors post infrequently because, well… their authors).

List of Authors:

Rick Riordan
Brandon Mull
Veronica Roth
Suzanne Collins
Cinda Williams Chima
Patrick Ness
Etc, etc, etc.

3. Use the Library to your Advantage

One of the things Library’s have that major bookstores don’t usually have, are people. TONS of people. People have thoughts, people have feelings, ASK SOMEONE for a recommendation. Ask the librarian, ask your mom, ask the random kid sitting it the corner, ASK EVERYONE FOR RECOMMENDATIONS. Plus, if you regularly attend, The Librarian will be more likely to help you, As well as put things on hold without you even having to ask him/her.


That’s it! Those are some of my tips and tricks for increasing your TBR. As Always, make sure to comment below to let me know if I’ve missed any of your favorite ways! Thank’s for reading! I’ll have another post up soon! BYE!!

February TBR-2017

Hey guys,

Can you believe it? It’s February? Another month closer to your death. (Sorry to get all grim, but it’s true). On a happier note I have some books that I HAVE to read this month! This list is SOO good, it’d be a sin not to read some of them.


1.Ever the Hunted by: Erin Summerill

I’ve heard SOOO many good things about this books. Plus, it involves a bow and arrow! (In case you can’t tell already, my fav weapon is a bow). From what I’ve gathered from other bloggers that I trust, It’s basically about a girl named Britta. Her Father is the bounty hunter for the king and so she follows him around and learns how to track well. Unfortunately, she is approached by the guard saying her Father has been killed by his own apprentice, (the UN-official boyfriend of the story) She ends up getting told by the King that she has to hunt down Cohen, or she will be killed in his place! Doesn’t that sound interesting? I am SUPER pumped to read this and are hoping to send the review out by the beginning of the week.


2. Dragonwatch by: Brandon Mull

This week I was fortunate enough to be sent an ARC copy for review of Dragonwatch by: Brandon Mull. AS SOON AS I SAW THIS I SCREAMED!

For those who don’t know, Dragonwatch is the sequel series to Fablehaven that I LOVED! Fablehaven was the series that I read in elementary school, it had a HUGE impact on me as a reader, and I’m SUPER excited to be getting back to the world!

3. Artemis Fowl by: Eoin Colfer

About a week and a half ago I got a comment in one of my posts suggesting for me to read this! As soon as I read the description, saw the cover, and found it in my brothers room, I immediantly knew that fate has something in store for me. I REALLY want to get to this soon, the concept of a kid/Evil Genius is pulling me in, and I can’t resist the urge to pick this up!

That’s it! Those are the books I KNOW I’m going to read the book. Usually, I try to keep it open because I never know if a book surprises me and I want to continue! Thanks for reading. I’ll have another post up soon!!

My January Wrap-Up

Hey guys,

Today I wanted to talk about all of the books I’ve read in the month of January

Stranger: How many books did you read this month???


6 books

Anyone know where the nearest microphone is located? I need to drop it to make…


You know what. I suck at celebrating. Let’s just get into the books.

*Sobs because I can’t make a joke*

Because I don’t want to spend the whole post summarizing the books, I will only use one sentence to describe the book. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!


Is a book I thought would be WAY better and was very disappointing, and seems too alike to the first one.

My Review


Had too much going on in the whole story and felt like we only focused on one aspect of a HUGE spectrum, a book that had too much things going on at the same time and less action and more “BAKING WITH CATH”.

My Review


Was a VERY  good book full of action, adventure, and huge plot twists that unfold through the book.


Huge amount of diversity, filled with rich characters and an interesting plot that made reading SUPER interesting.

My Review


SUPER boring book about ships, training, and too many details that don’t need to be discussed.

My Review


Same thing as the movie, except for the lack of an actual movie, just the screenplay for it.

That’s it! Those were the six books I read! Overall I think I did pretty good, especially from escaping the Harry Potter reading slump that has overtaken the past 3 month’s of last year. Hopefully I’ll be able to read more, Thanks for reading! Make sure to comment below and let me know what books you’ve read this past month.

Did you like any? The only boring conversation is no conversation at all!

Thanks for reading, my names Jared and I’ll have another post up soon!