Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The State of My Shelves - September 2016 #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks

The State of My Shelves is a monthly check in where I report on my progress on tackling my immense TBR.  I've opened this up to other bloggers as a meme.  To participate, just do a post documenting your progress, link up below, and include the button for this meme (HTML is at the bottom of this post). My post will go up on the first Wednesday of the month (unless the 1st is on a Wednesday, in which case it will be up on the 8th) and the link-up will be open all month long.

How books come into my TBR:

  • Purchases (Pre-orders, subscription boxes, impulse buys)
  • Book Club (Books purchased for my in-person book club and books that come in for my postal book groups)
  • Gifts and Giveaways
  • For Review - Solicited (I have an agreement with the author/published/publicist to review these books)
  • For Review - Unsolicited (These just appear on my doorstep.)
  • Missed (Purely clerical--for some reason, I find a book that I already own that didn't make it into my spreadsheet)

How books leave my TBR:

  • Read
  • DNF
  • Duplicates (Purely clerical--I find books in the spreadsheet that were accidentally listed twice)
The Monthly Update:

Notes for this month:
  • No special notes for this month....
Now, onto the...

  • Beginning TBR: 794 (June 30, 2016)
  • Last Month's TBR: 788 (July 31, 2016) 
  • Current TBR: 785 (July 31, 2016)
  • Monthly Change: -3 books, 0.4%
  • Total Change: -9 books, 1.13%
Incoming Books:
  • Purchases: 3 (2 Pre-Orders, 1 Subscription)
  • Book Club: 0
  • Gifts and Giveaways: 0
  • For Review - Solicited: 3
  • For Review - Unsolicited: 2
  • Missed: 0
Total: 8

Removed Books:
  • Read: 10
  • DNF: 1
  • Duplicates: 0
Total: 11

The Nitty-Gritty:

Books Purchased:
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, et. al. (Pre-order)
Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist (Pre-Order)
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood (Book of the Month Subscription Box)

Book Club:
None this month

For Review - Solicited:
The Bitch is Back by Cathi Hanauer (ed). (Review 10/13)
The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan (Review 9/15)
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (Review 9/29)

For Review - Unsolicited:
The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis (Review 9/8)
The Survivor's Guide to Family Happiness by Maddie Dawson

Books Read:
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K Rowling, et, al. (no review)
The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
The Law of Attraction by N.M. Silber
Any Given Christmas by Candis Terry (review 11/22)
The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan (review 9/13)
The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys (no review)
Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis (review 9/6)
The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis (review 9/8)

It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Philips.  SEP is now officially on my "do not read" list, now that this is the 3rd (out of 3!) books of hers that I've tried and had to DNF.  I know she's incredibly popular, but she just doesn't work for me.

To Join the meme:
Simply link include the button in your update post and the URL below.

The next update post will go up on October 5, 2016.

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