I have been using my TBR jar for a long time now, although I only started keeping track of them just before the end of 2014. I have had mixed results with the ‘official’ rules, and therefore created my own more relaxed rules and I’ve been able to actually use my TBR jar this way. Last December I finally updated my TBR jar to its current version, and it’s definitely helped me want to start using it even more.

After my previous The Numbers posts for TBR jar pick 1-55 in 25 TBR Jar Picks, 10 More TBR Jar Picks. and 20 More TBR Jar Picks, it’s time to look at TBR jar pick 56 to 65, read between May 2020 and February 2021.

First of all, let me introduce you to the 10 books that have made it to this list:

56. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight (May 5th 2020) (3 stars)
57. Evil At Heart by Chelsea Cain (May 31st 2020) (4,5 stars)
58. Broken Hearts, Fences And Other Things To Mend by Katie Finn (July 9th 2020) (3 stars)
59. Dead Girls Don’t Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf (November 11th 2020) (2,5 stars)
60. When by Victoria Laurie (November 21st 2020) (3,5 stars)

61. Us by David Nicholls (December 5th 2020) (2 stars)
62. The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami (December 11th 2020) (3 stars)
63. Radio Silence by Alice Oseman (January 5th 2021) (4 stars)
64. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane (January 20th 2021) (4 stars)
65. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (February 8th 2021) (3 stars)

Let’s review my TBR jar choices, shall we? On to the numbers…

First of all some quick facts. The 20 books on this list have a total page count of 3.634 pages; an average of about 363 pages per book. The average rating is 3,3 stars, which is quite low but higher than my previous 20 TBR jar picks.

And now some graphics for those who like them as much as I do.

This explains why my average rating ended up being quite low… 60% of the books received a 3 star rating or less, which is definitely way below my regular numbers. I guess my TBR jar doesn’t know it all after all? 😉

This one is actually quite surprising since I have been reading mainly Adult books these recent years, but I guess my TBR jar wants me to read more YA than usual? Having no Middle Grade title at all isn’t all that strange though, because I hardly read books belonging to that age group in the first place.

I somehow seem to read a lot more books written by female authors in general, so this graphic isn’t all that surprising. It’s a bit more balanced compared to my previous TBR jar picks though.

The main genre is basically the most dominant genre I think each book belongs to. I’m not surprised half of the books belong to the mystery/thriller/horror genre, as I tend to read a lot of books belonging to the genre in general. I hope to mix things up a little more in the next ten TBR jar picks though!

I have been reading less series in general, so I’m not all that surprised most TBR jar picks were stand-alones. I do have quite a few series I really want to get to, but in general it’s not the TBR jar that makes me pick them up. 😉

Most books that belong to my list of TBR jar picks are recently published, although none after 2016 as I never actually added the new titles to my old TBR jar after that and I’ve only recently started using my new one. xD I’m glad to see half of the books were published in 2013 or before though! And one of them published in the 1990s.

Last graphic: unsurprisingly most books I’ve read have between 300 and 399 pages, which seems to be the norm with the books I read in general. No short and very long reads here, although three titles did have 400 pages or more.


Tired of numbers yet? I know I am! That’s it for this TBR jar picks review; I’m looking forward to the next 10… Do you have a TBR jar and does it work for you? 


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