TBR Unhaul – Wrap up #1

It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve mentioned the TBR unhaul. If you don’t remember what this is all about, you can check out the information post HERE. But the quick rundown is this: Each month I HAVE to read 2 of my backlisted books sitting on TBR shelf or else I have to unhaul them. One book is chosen from a jar from me, and the other is chosen by my kids. I have only one save for the year if I didn’t get to it that month. This was my first month with this project…… and what a month it was!!! Let’s just say that two VERY UNEXPECTED things happened…..

My lady Jane

The first book that was chosen out of my TBR jar was My Lady Jane. I was SOOOOO excited when this one was pulled out because I’ve been wanting to get to it for the longest time! It seemed that every time I meant to pick it up, something would happen and derail my plans. This was finally my excuse to just get to it already! I had heard SO MANY positive reviews saying that it was wonderful and hilarious. IT TOTALLY WAS! The unexpected thing with this book is that it made it’s way to the top of the list for books I’ve read in 2018. I was smiling like an idiot, laughing out loud, and totally invested in these characters. For my full review, click HERE!

Code name verity

The next book on my TBR was chosen by my son and that is Code Name Verity. I am a HUGE fan of historical fiction. Especially those pertaining to WWII. So when he picked this I couldn’t have been happier! The unexpected thing about this book……. I didn’t read it. And I’m not mad about that decision either. I read the first 3 chapters and I couldn’t get into it. The writing style immediately hit me as something I couldn’t enjoy. The perspective felt so immature, modern, and confusing. I tried – I really did. But I couldn’t get past the writing. I only spent 1$ on this book at the used book store, so it’s not a terrible loss. I don’t doubt that this is a book that others can enjoy, but it’s not the right one for me.




We are off to a strange start! But I’m even more excited to continue with this for the rest of the year! Expect to see my next two choices for the month of June in my TBR posted tomorrow 🙂

Until next time, happy reading!

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Too bad you didn’t enjoy “Code name Verity”! But, at least you gave it a shot! This is such a fantastic idea, I’ll have to do this when I make time to rwad books from my TBR!! 💖💖📚📚📚📚📚

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    1. I’m trying to look on the bright side – even though I got rid of a book, my TBR is one book smaller 😂


      1. Ha ha!! Good way to look at it!! 👍👍

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  2. I am so glad you loved My Lady Jane! Like you, I have been meaning to read it for the longest time!

    I love this idea!

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    1. It’s sooooooo good!!! I’m so mad I waited so long!

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  3. Madam Mim says:

    Love this idea! May have to steal it! The amount of books sitting on my shelves unread right now is ridiculous…

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    1. Steal away!! Once my TBR got over triple digits, I knew I needed to do something drastic! Good luck!

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  4. Marie says:

    This is such a fun idea 😀 I’m so glad you ended up enjoying My Lady Jane, I loved that one as well 🙂

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  5. Code Name Verity was so hard to get into. It definitely takes until about halfway to get into it.

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    1. It’s so sad because I totally expected to love it. But I didn’t have the patience to get past the first few chapters 😢

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      1. Yeah, the first chapters are the hardest to get through. It does get better but I definitely was thinking of DNFing it at one point.

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  6. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the first book! This sounds like it’s going to be a very interesting next several months for you! I’m looking forward to seeing what next month holds!

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  7. Rose says:

    I just finished My Lady Jane and I have exactly the same thoughts on it! It’s become one of my favourite reads of this year because it was so good!

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    1. It really is!! I already want to do a reread lol

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  8. Naty says:

    What a cool idea!! So glad you liked My Lady Jane!

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  9. Congrats on your first month. Even though you didn’t enjoy Code Name, at least you got that off your list! I love how you’ve been raving about My Lady Jane.

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    1. I just got an ARC for My Plain Jane and I’m totally freaking out!

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  10. Ellyn says:

    I’m so glad you loved My Lady Jane, it is such a fantastic book!

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    1. It really is! I hope My Plain Jane is filled with the same humour 🙂

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  11. kyera says:

    The stakes are raised! I’m quite invested in this journey already.

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    1. 😂 I was nervous to start this but now, it’s game on! I didn’t expect to unhaul a book in the first month though…. I rarely unhaul books. Maybe I’m finally letting go


  12. So glad you loved My Lady Jane!! It was incredibly funny!

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