MY BROTHER PICKS MY TBR! | why do I do these things?

Hey guys! Today I’m coming at you with a tbr, but because I never do these (and I’m hella lazy), I enlisted my youngest brother to pick out my tbr for me!

I did pick out books that I am excited about, just because I don’t want to stress myself out the month I start at Uni. I don’t think I will finish all of these books this month, but at the same time, I’m going to have a massively long commute to and from school every day so no pressure but kind of pressure???

I gave him a list of 3 or 4 books for each category (except for Extra) and asked him to choose, which he did. And then, I told him that for the last category (Extra), he could go up to my shelves and pick any book he wanted to read.



The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)

For this category, Alex chose from The Rook, The Final Empire, Scythe and Ark Angel (Alex Rider).

Reasoning: The Final Empire because it’s the longest

I’m actually not horrified by this. Yeah, his reason sucks but, I’ve been meaning to pick this up for a re-read for ages so I actually can’t wait to pick this up! I love this book and I love Brandon Sanderson’s writing and his word-building so I am really excited about this.

2 tbr shelf picks

book book book book book book bookYou (You, #1)   Meddling Kids

Alex chose from You, We Are The Ants, Meddling Kids & Nevermoor

Reasoning: You (serial killer, bc i can) & Meddling Kids (bc Scooby Doo)

I’m pretty okay with these choices though I don’t know how much of them I’ll get read since I will be reading them both physically and the bag I have for school isn’t overly large and I don’t know if it’s going to fit anything that isn’t a laptop or a notebook. I have been meaning to pick both of these up for ages though so I really hope I can pick these up. I am going on holiday for a few days later this week though, so maybe I’ll take these with me and save my audiobooks for the bus rides to and from Uni.

1 arc

Lost Boy, Found Boy

Alex chose from Giant Days, Annie On My Mind & Lost Boy, Found Boy

Reasoning: Lost Boy, Found Boy because he picked it with his toe.

For this prompt Alex chose Lost Boy, Found Boy which if you guys know me, you know I love Peter Pan, so obviously I’m excited about this one! The only thing I’m worried about is because it’s an e-arc I have to take my kindle and I know that I get really distracted when I read form my Kindle. But, on the plus side, it will fit in my bag, and it’s wayyy lighter than a physical book.


A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)

For this prompt I let him go a little nuts, he was allowed to walk into my room and come ut with any book he liked. 

Alex was going to go for The Cursed Child but he went for a different kind of mean and tried to find the biggest book I own. and so he ended up grabbing A Feast For Crows.

Alex has said that I should only read this if I have the time but that I should try to get to it. I think the power has gone to his head though, because now he’s trying to dictate which posts I should write throughout the month too, haha! I tried to read this earlier this year but never got past page 62, so why not start it now!



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20 thoughts on “MY BROTHER PICKS MY TBR! | why do I do these things?

    1. I know! I’m honestly so impressed by the books he picked out! I’m really excited to get to them all this month! Thank you!

      I hope you have a good reading month! πŸ’•πŸ’•


  1. I had so much fun this month in allowing my partner to pick my TBR for me for the OWLs readathon. It took so much pressure off of having to choose my own books and he ended up picking some that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise picked!

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    1. Exactly! I am definitely a mood reader, but I’m really enjoying having my tbr having been already picked out for me, I know if I had picked them myself I probably wouldn’t feel as much or an urge to read them!


  2. I had my little brother pick the order I should read my Summer TBR list in, and he was very entertaining to watch!
    I had to go add Lost Boy, Found Boy to my TBR because I love Peter Pan lol.

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  3. This is such a good idea! Maybe I should try getting my brother to pick my TBR as well? I’m not sure if he could be bothered though to be honest. He’s not into books AT ALL! I might do this with my mum instead as a role reversal since I’m the one who picks what she reads.

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    1. Yes, you definitely should! Your brother knowing nothing about books is probably better! I literally just grabbed my brother and asked him to go into my room and pick out a few books and he was fine with it!
      Your mum would be fun too, does she read the same genres as you?

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      1. Yeah, I got her to read all the Shadowhunters books a couple of years ago because I knew she would love the angel element (she’s Christian, she also loved watching Supernatural with me when I was a teenager).
        It was after I had started to actively read loads more than I had been for the last few years so every time I read another good book I’d tell her she needs to read it.

        I think it’s less about the genre, and more that she’ll pretty much read anything, but more the themes and overall message of books.
        She likes things that get deep and aren’t afraid to go dark and talk about important and heavy topics, which is the same as me.
        We have similar tastes in just about everything so she turns to me for books, TV and films.

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        1. Ooh, you and your mum should try out Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios if you haven’t already. It’s a fantastic and very dark contemporary with a lot of deeper meaning and themes, it’s one of the best books I’ve read this year!
          I’ve heard Girl Made of Stars is good in the same way as well.

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          1. I’ve actually got Bad Romance from the library waiting to be read πŸ˜‚ it’s the next actual novel I’m gonna read actually and I literally just finished Girl Made of Stars last night! πŸ˜‚ have you got secret access to my library account or something??? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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