I made a “virtual” TBR jar

Initially, to start off 2019, I was going to make an actual TBR jar. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a jar where you put down all the names of your unread books and randomly pick one to read. I realized this would take a lot of time to make. From cutting up the paper to writing the names down, I just don’t have the time to do that since I start school on Monday. So instead I made a “virtual” one, which is a spreadsheet. It was so quick and I love that I know the exact number of unread books on my shelves (it currently stands at 87). To select a book, I’m just going to use a random number generator. It’s not as pretty as a jar would be, but it sure is practical.

A glimpse at my virtual jar

I’m so excited to have created this. I may even edit it later on to add more information like the date I received a book. I think it will be fun to see how this goes this year. Since I read multiple books at a time, my plan is to have one of my currently readings come from this jar.

Have you ever made a TBR jar? How did it go? Let me know in the comments!



26 thoughts on “I made a “virtual” TBR jar

  1. allthingsmommablog says:

    Love this idea! I keep wanting to make a the jar or shelf in Goodreads, but I have too many book, even typing or scanning them in would take ages.

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  2. allthingsmommablog says:

    I would estimate 500-600 unread 😦 I didn’t read very much for a few years and worked in a library where I could bring home donated books by the bagful. It got way out of hand and I still haven’t caught up. Someday I will though.

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  3. Bree says:

    OMG this is so timely. I was just thinking about how I wanted to make a TBR Jar, but then I was like, “I will definitely break and or lose it,” I love the idea of a virtual one!

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