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~ TBR Knockout Reading Challenge: Update & May 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 – [Review]
April – [Review]
May – [Review]
May – [Review]
June – [Review]
June – [Review]

My April selections were Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) for the first prompt (Fresh and New: Read a debut novel) and The Dating Plan (Marriage Game #2) for the second prompt (Read a book with flowers on the cover).


May Novel Picks: A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR #1) & A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOTAR #2)

Published May 5th 2015
Published May 3rd 2016

May’s theme is “Birthday” as it is the creator’s birthday month. For the first prompt (5/7: Read a book with 5-7 words in the title), I chose A Court of Thorns and Roses (#1). Since I will most likely continue with the series, I selected the second novel, A Court of Mist and Fury (#2) to fulfill the second prompt (Emerald: Read a book with green on the cover or spine). While this novel may not be emerald green, it fits into my reading the best.



It is already the start of the fifth month for this challenge. Eight novels are complete and there are sixeen more to go. I am enjoying experiencing all of these backlist titles. While I would have gotten to most of these eventually, it is nice to use the prompts to help narrow down my choices.

HAPPY READING!

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