I realize we’re now about a third of the way through the month, but in my defense I was making a TBR game board for the first week and I was still trying to finish my last December book
I made a Bookopoly board, which I’m not showing off because A) I am not great at drawing (especially freehand with a Sharpie haha), B) I never got around to putting the title “Bookopoly”) on the board, and C) my board might have been ruined less than 24 hours after I finished it. I’m still too upset to really assess the damage, so I’m ignoring it and hoping it fixes itself because I spent at least 12 hours working on it and I was fairly pleased with how it turned out.
Anyway… That’s not why we’re here, but it is relevant because the board chose my TBR. I think my rules are pretty much the same as Becca’s from Becca and the Books over on YouTube (her board was one of the inspirations for creating my own), but I could be mistaken.
I don’t have a set number of rolls, because I think I’ll just feel it out every month (assuming my board is still functional). Rolling doubles means I have to roll again (as in regular Monopoly) and add an additional book to my TBR. This month, I did six rolls but two of those were doubles, so I ended up with eight rolls/books.
Because I’m still trying to finish the Winter Magical Readathon, I might have to add more books, but this is what I have so far.
Read a Library Book– For this one, I’m probably going with The Girl in the Tower by Katharine Arden. I was hoping my hold on this would come through later so I could use it for Polarthon next month, but oh well.
Husband Picks– This one made me nervous haha. Husband picked Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (I think his reasoning was that it looked cool) and my reaction was gleefully screeching “LESBIAN NEROMANCERS IN SPACE!” at a pitch I think only dogs could hear 😛
Children/Middle Grade– My Magical Readathon pick for “starts with S” works for this one, so I’m reading The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver.
Outside My Comfort Zone– I think I’ll be borrowing for this one and checking out Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman. This one was already on my TBR for 2020 because there’s a PopSugar Reading Challenge prompt to read a Western, which is outside my comfort zone.
Historical Fiction– Another book I have out from the library. I’ll be reading The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite which has been on my TBR for almost a year, and I finally got to the top of the holds list, yay!
Community Shelf Card: (Owned) Book on Goodreads TBR the Longest– That would be Homer’s The Odyssey I’ve actually read it before, but it was almost 20 years ago, so I’ve been wanting to re-read it for ages anyway. Hopefully I’ll be in the right mood.
Comics/Manga– Ok, I haven’t for sure chosen something or this one, but since I have gone through a few pages of Chapter 5 of the Magical Readathon to see my first couple of prompts, I think I’ll be going with The Steel Prince vol. 1 by V.E. Schwab for this one.
Chance Card– I pulled The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas for this one. I swear this book has probably been on my TBRs than any other
This…might be too ambitious considering I only have three weeks left in the month haha. (I’m also in a tiny slump, ugh.) But, two of these are pretty short, so we’ll see how it goes. I’m hoping to get through all of them, but it’s going to be a bit of a challenge. If I read most of them and start the others, I’ll call that a win.