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.

After my previous The Numbers posts for TBR jar pick 1-65 in 25 TBR Jar Picks, 10 More TBR Jar Picks, 20 More TBR Jar Picks and 10 More TBR Jar Picks, it’s time to look at TBR jar pick 66 to 75, read between February 2021 and March 2022.

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

66. Inborn by Thomas Enger (February 26th 2021) (4 stars)
67. My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell (May 7th 2021) (3 stars)
68. Take Me There by Carolee Dean (May 14th 2021) (3 stars)
69. Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter (June 6th 2021) (3,5 stars)
70. Red Winter by Dan Smith (August 23rd 2021) (4 stars)

71. Arsenic And Adobo by Mia P. Manansala (August 28th 2021) (2,5 stars)
72. The Humans by Matt Haig (September 18th 2021) (4,5 stars)
73. Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson (January 7th 2022) (4 stars)
74. The Forevers by Chris Whitaker (February 17th 2022) (3 stars)
75. 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard (March 17th 2022) (4 stars)

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

First of all some quick facts. The 10 books on this list have a total page count of 3.544 pages; an average of about 354 pages per book. The average rating is 3,6 stars, which is better than my previous 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 higher than before… 60% of the books received above a 3 star rating, which I’m definitely happy about

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 almost 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. What I don’t read as much is sci-fi, so it’s good to see it so well presented in this batch of TBR jar picks!

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, but I’m happy that at least half of them were published 2018 or before.

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.


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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