The TBR Tackle Challenge created/hosted by booksare42, from.tbr.to.read, theartsybookworm88, and hplreads is a series of monthly TBR prompts to help us bookworms tackle our TBR piles five books at a time. I have tried in the past to do the prompts, but sometimes it’s just not possible as I don’t have a book on my TBR that fits the prompts or my mood is just not in it (which is usually the case). However, for the first time I think I’ll be able to do this month’s prompts.
Or, at least, I’m planning to.
So below is the challenge photo that was posted on Instagram, as well as my chosen books for each prompt.
Starts with C or D
Jasmine Tran has landed herself behind bars—maple bars that is. With no boyfriend or job prospects, Jasmine returns home to work at her parents’ donut shop. Jasmine quickly loses herself in a cyclical routine of donuts, Netflix, and sleep. She wants to break free from her daily grind, but when a hike in rent threatens the survival of their shop, her parents rely on her more than ever.
Help comes in the form of an old college crush, Alex Lai. Not only is he successful and easy on the eyes, to her parents’ delight, he’s also Chinese. He’s everything she should wish for, until a disastrous dinner reveals Alex isn’t as perfect as she thinks. Worse, he doesn’t think she’s perfect either.
With both sets of parents against their relationship, a family legacy about to shut down, and the reappearance of an old high school flame, Jasmine must scheme to find a solution that satisfies her family’s expectations and can get her out of the donut trap once and for all.
Enemies to Lovers
Emma Dawson and Logan Reynolds have been neighbors and enemies for as long as either one can remember. Despite the fact their BFF fathers have been encouraging them their whole lives to be friends, they’ve managed to avoid each other at all costs. Emma thinks Logan is a callous jerk who cares about nobody but himself. Logan thinks Emma is a stuck-up goody-two-shoes with no life. The two couldn’t be any more different…which is why Emma is so confused when the Emerson High Computer Club’s “Summer Fling Compatibility Test” concludes they’re a perfect match.
But Logan’s not confused. He lied on the test to make his “sometimes girlfriend” think they’re not meant to be and now Emma is furious that he made her lose out on the chance of having a swoony summer romance with the perfect guy. Forced by his stepmother to make it up to her, Logan decides to help her win the heart of her lifelong crush: his best friend, Matt.
He knows how much of a challenge this will be. Matt is good-looking, popular and outgoing. Emma is quiet, bookwormish, and scared of everything. However, Logan is convinced that with some major tweaking, he can transform Emma into someone Matt could fall for. But as the summer heats up, so does their budding friendship… and soon, they may be faced with the biggest challenge of all: falling for each other.
Dark Purple on the Cover
Winter break is usually Izzy’s favorite time of year, but this year all it does is make her feel lonely. She adores her brother Sebastian, but she’s stuck at home taking care of him ALL. THE. TIME. And her squad–her friends from Drama I–are too busy with their own exciting plans to get together with her. So of course her phone is her lifeline!
Izzy creates and posts videos of her amazing, to-die-for cupcake creations on her Instagram account. AND she stays connected with her squad. At least she would . . . if any of them bothered to text her back. Seriously, how hard is it to text back? But then school starts up again and Zac, the dreamy senior she’s been crushing on for months, starts texting her. But her friends are less than thrilled. If they could only see Zac like she does–he’s really a great guy! Then everything would be perfect.
Mina is excited to start her mentorship at A Batch Made in Heaven, the bakery in her hometown that’s famous for their inventive cookies. Mina dreams of becoming a baker herself someday. But there’s a problem. Flynn, the (undeniably cute) son of the owner, won’t let Mina into the kitchen: the top secret Cookie Vault. If Mina can’t bake, then she can’t enter the big cookie competition… and if she can’t enter, she’ll never win the money to help her dad open the restaurant he’s always wanted.
What secret is Flynn hiding? And will Mina’s entire plan crumble like an overbaked cookie, or can she find a way to help her family and her heart?
Under 300 pages
For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm’s length. And when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium.
As the walls of Mel’s compartmentalized world crumble, she fears the worst—that her friends will abandon her if they learn the truth about what she’s been hiding. Can Mel bring herself to risk everything to find out?
I think these are pretty easy books for me to read, as they’re all ones I’ve been thinking about reading recently. Only one of these has been on my TBR for a couple of years, but the others have all been at least a year. Given that I read ten books in January, I don’t think reading these five, plus one for my Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge, should be an issue.
Do you have a TBR set for this month or are you just winging it?
2 thoughts on “February TBR Tackle Challenge”
This seems like a cool challenge! I might have to do it myself! Good luck with yours!
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You too if you decide to join!