Saturday, September 16, 2017


This post was inspired by Julia Ryan's post that she shared this past Sunday. One of the things she asks in it is, why don't we have Bible TBRs?

To be perfectly honest with you, I had never thought about this before. I had never thought to make a Bible TBR. Why don't we? You see all these posts where bloggers share their list of books that they want to read this summer, fall, etc.

We get really excited to share our TBRs with everyone, but we never share which books of the Bible we're reading, or want to read. Personally, I would love to know what books of the Bible you are reading as well. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that sharing your TBR is a bad thing. But I do have a question for you: do you get just as excited to read your Bible?

Let me be the first to admit that I don't feel that I've been reading my Bible as much as I should recently. And that bothers me. I want to change that, which is why I made a Bible TBR for myself.

These are the books of the Bible that I want to read between now and the end of this year:

Yes, I know it's only six, but I also want to read books that I feel God wants me to read. At the end of the year, I'll do a post in which I'll give you the list of all the books of the Bible that I read.

Julia also gives a challenge. To find out what it is, go read her post. I challenge you to take her challenge. I can't accept the challenge right now due to other things I've already committed to, but I plan on doing it just as soon as I can.

God gave us the Bible, a book that should be opened every day, not only when we go to church.

What about you? Do you have a Bible TBR? If not, are you going to make one? Are you going to take Julia's challenge?


  1. Bible TBR?? THAT'S SUCH A GOOD IDEA. HOW HAVE I NOT THOUGHT OF THIS BEFORE NOW? *hugs you fiercely* Wow. Bible TBR is so cool, but also a little hard for me because I don't just sit down and read a whole book of the bible very often. I like doing topic studies where I search the whole bible. But I do appreciate the value in reading a whole book and taking it for what it is. I actually just did a very deep read for a test (called the bible bowl) of Mark, Philippians, and Colossians. I am now quite familiar with those books :) And we have an audio recording of the Old and New Testaments, and I've started listening to the New Testament straight through on the way to work.

    Thank you for sharing your TBR! One book I've really been wanting to read is Lamentations. Maybe I'll create a schedule to do that! <3

    1. I know, right?! It's such a great idea, and I'm sooo glad that Julia did a post about it. I don't know if I've ever done a topic study. I almost never read a whole book of the Bible in one sitting. I usually just read a couple chapters a day. I'm glad that you're able to listen to recordings on your way to work. :D

      You're welcome! Oh, you should! :D Thank you so much for reading. :)

  2. Wow, this is a really good idea! It's so true too, how we throw around all these books we're excited to read, but neglect to bring up the most important Book of all. Thanks for sharing Karyssa!

    1. I thought so too! :D Yeah, I had never really noticed it until I read Julia's post. We should definitely bring up the Bible more often. You're welcome! And thank you for reading! :)

  3. I haven't really ever thought about this either. I needed this!! :)

  4. This was a wonderful post, Karyssa. Thanks for giving me something to ponder.. ;)