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~ TBR Knockout Reading Challenge: Update & April 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 – [Review]
January – [Review]
February – [Review]
February – [Review]
March – [Review]
March – [Review]

For January, I completed 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).

For February, I completed Bridal Boot Camp for the second prompt (Read a short book – 250 pages or less) and Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul for the first prompt (Read a short story collection)

My March selections were As Old as Time (Twisted Tales #3) for the first prompt (Read a book that has some form of shapeshifting). For the other prompt (Read a book that includes magic), I completed Serpent and Dove (Serpent & Dove #1).


April Novel Picks: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) & The Dating Plan (Marriage Game #2)

Published January 3rd 2012
Published March 16th 2021

April’s theme is “Spring,” so this month my goal is to read more debut novels and stories with flowers on the cover. For the first prompt (Read a book with flowers on the cover), I chose The Dating Plan (Marriage Game #2). As for the second prompt (Fresh and New: Read a debut novel), I decided to go with Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1).



I can’t believe that the first quarter of the year is complete. This challenge, so far, is going very well as I have completed all six of the prompts and I hope to continue each month. My April picks were difficult to choose as there are endless amounts of debut and flower novels out there. I went with Cinder as I have been meaning to read The Lunar Chronicles for years. I also landed on The Dating Plan since I want to continue the Marriage Game series after completing the first novel in March.

HAPPY READING!

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