Lately I have been working at including my TBR Jar Draw picks into other reading challenges as much as possible. The last TBR Jar Draw book I have read I managed to include into two reading challenges in June. Considering that my pick was Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol. 1 by John Vornholt, Arthur Byron Cover, Alice Henderson – a book over 650 pages long, I was very pleased with myself.
Holidays Are Hell (Short Stories from Hell) by Various authors and Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles #7) by Kevin Hearne went back into the TBR Jar.
For July I pulled three new picks from the Jar:
1# Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show by Glenn Yeffeth (Editor)
This is a collection of essays on the topic of Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show. This year I actually bought the whole Buffy the Vampire Slayer seven seasons box set from Amazon UK page. I am gathering all my feelings of nostalgia and preparing for watching the series season by season again. I will read this sometime around that time to enhance my experience.
2# The Poison Diaries (The Poison Diaries #1) by Maryrose Wood
This is the book that draws me the most from all the picks this time. It is kinda short and lately I’ve come to appreciate shorter books because of the higher number of them I can read for challenges and in general. The cover and the description are vague enough. It is one of the books I’ve gotten as a free gift and I would like to read them and clear out my shelves up a bit.
3# The Crooked Sixpence (The Uncommoners #1) by Jennifer Bell
I noticed this book when it was translated in Serbian few years back. I’ve gotten it as a gift and forgotten about it. I am not too enthusiastic about it being a book for kids but I am curious.
For this July I have let my friend decide my TBR Jar Draw pick and she went with The Crooked Sixpence (The Uncommoners #1) by Jennifer Bell. Frankly it is the book with most pages and not the one I would have chosen for myself. Also I am glad for her interest and the extra motivation to pick up some of the books I’ve been meaning to read and probably pass on to someone else!