Try A Chapter To Pick My May TBR

I have seen the try a chapter tag on booktube before and have always wanted to try it. I thought this could be a fun way to pick my TBR for next month! I have 5 books to try a chapter of and I will be categorizing it as follows:
I really enjoyed that first chapter and will be reading it in May!
I wasn’t really feeling that first chapter and may read it someday, but not in the near future..

The Swrod of Summer by Rick Riordan Chapter 1: 10 Pages
I chose this because I loved the Percy Jackson series when I read it many years ago, and I thought I would give another Riordan series a shot. Sadly, I didn’t really love the first chapter. I want the first chapter to really draw me in and get me excited for the book, but this one didn’t really do that for me. There is even mention of a character whom I loved from the Percy Jackson series, and I still wasn’t thrilled into wanting to continue. I think I just may not be in the mood for this at the moment, so I will be putting this in the maybe someday pile.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Chapter 1: 6 Pages
Although six pages is not a lot, I am already enjoying it. I kind of want to keep reading this right now, but I will exercise some self-control and save it for May because this is going on my May TBR for sure. I don’t know how 6 pages already has me interested, but I am seeing some things and making some guesses of what’s going to happen next. I just can’t wait to find out if I’m right!

Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Chapter 1: 15 pages
I have heard a lot of great things about this book, and I am pleased to say chapter 1 did not disappoint. I really enjoyed it and this is another one that I just want to keep reading to see what comes next! Definitely May TBR!

Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
Chapter 1: 21 pages
I really love Levenseller’s writing, so I have been excited to try this one. That first chapter was really great. I mean 20 pages is a lot to really dive in to, and the way that chapter ended had me so ready for more! May TBR!!

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Chapter 1: 21pages
That was magical and filled with tons of culture and it was just one chapter! I already like our main character and am really excited to see where this story goes! May TBR!

So I decided to continue with four of the five books I tried a chapter of. I feel successful with that, and I am definitely in a reading mood after all those great first chapters. I think this might be something I continue with in the future, because it seems like a great idea to set myself up for a successful reading month. I will actually be reading things I’m excited for and I think I will really enjoy! Now the struggle of deciding which one to read first…

Look out for my May TBR coming soon to see what other books make the cut for my birth month! Happy Reading! 🖤


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