Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The State of My Shelves - October 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:

This was NOT a good month for the TBR, and my reading slump did NOT help!

  • Beginning TBR: 794 (June 30, 2016)
  • Last Month's TBR: 785 (August 31, 2016) 
  • Current TBR: 795 (September 30, 2016)
  • Monthly Change: +10 books, (-1.2 %)
  • Total Change: +11 books  (-1.4%)
Incoming Books:
  • Purchases: 2 (1 Pre-Orders, 1 Subscription)
  • Book Club: 1
  • Gifts and Giveaways: 6
  • For Review - Solicited: 0
  • For Review - Unsolicited: 1
  • Missed: 3
Total: 13

Removed Books:
  • Read: 3
  • DNF: 0
  • Duplicates: 0
Total: 3

The Nitty-Gritty:

Books Purchased:
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue (Book of the Month Subscription Box)
A Change of Heart by Sonali Dev (Pre-order)

Book Club:
One book received for my postal book club

For Review - Solicited:

For Review - Unsolicited:
Say Goodbye For Now by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Books Read:
The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan
Somebody Like You (Sugar Shack #3) by Candis Terry (no review)
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

None this month

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 November 2, 2016.

West Metro Mommy Reads

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