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~ TBR Knockout Reading Challenge: January Update & February TBR ~

This challenge was created last year by Completely Melanie. You can check out her Booktube channel with the original rules, posts, and prompts by clicking here. In this challenge, there are two prompts/challenges per month. The goal is to complete both challenges using titles from your TBR (novels published prior to 2022) and the main “rule” is that books do not double-count.


January – NEW YEAR

  • Read a book that you meant to read last year or finish reading a book that you started last year
  • Read the 1st book in a series

February – SHORT

  • Read a short story collection
  • Read a short book (250 pages or less)

March – TRANSFORMATION

  • Read a book that has some form of shapeshifting
  • Read a book that includes magic

April – SPRING

  • Read a book with flowers on the cover
  • Fresh and New: Read a debut novel

May – BIRTHDAY

  • 5/7 Read a book with 5-7 words in the title
  • Emerald: Read a book with green on the cover or spine

June – PRIDE

  • Read an LGBTQ+ book
  • Read a book with a transgender or nonbianary character

July – BEACH READS

  • Read a book with a water creature
  • Read a book with water on the cover

August – BACK TO SCHOOL

  • Buddy read a book
  • Read a nonfiction

September – FALL

  • Read a book with leaves on the cover
  • Read a book red, orange, or yellow on the cover

October – HALLOWEEN

  • Read a paranormal book
  • Read a book with the word Black in the title, series name, or author’s name

November – ROLL BACK THE CLOCKS

  • Read a book with time travel
  • Read a book with the word time in the title or series name

December – MERRY BOOKMAS

  • Read a book that you think will make you merry
  • Read a bookish book (ex. a book within a book, bookish characters, bookish setting, ect.)

January Novel Picks: Ash Princess & Wings of Ebony

For January, I selected Ash Princess for the first prompt (Read a book that you meant to read last year or finish reading a book that you started last year) and I chose Wings of Ebony for the second prompt (Read the 1st book in a series). While I did read many other novels that could fit these categories this month, I am proud that I ended up completing the two novels that I initially assigned for each prompt!


February Novel Picks: Fierce Fairytales & Bridal Boot Camp

Published September 11th 2018
Published May 28th 2019

February’s theme is “Short,” so both prompts involve novellas and other short stories. As the Little Bridge Island series by Meg Cabot has been on TBR for a while, I decided to use the prequel novella, Bridal Boot Camp for the second prompt (Read a short book (250). For the other prompt, I realized I did not have a lot of collections loaded on my Kindle, even though I have a lot stored on my computer, so I went with the first one that I found that also looked interesting. I am very excited to try Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul for the first prompt (Read a short story collection). I am hopeful that I will stick with both of these and complete them by the end of February, but I am also open to any others that fit the prompts if they appeal to me more at the time.



In addition to this TBR Knockout Challenge, I am also attempting the Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge. As there are more prompts and options for that challenge, I am still trying to match up my reads to each prompt before I see how I want to incorporate that one into my February TBR. For now, I am excited that I completed the prompts for January in this Knockout Challange and I am thrilled to try out the next two stories for February.

HAPPY READING!

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