Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The State of My Shelves - November 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:

A little progress, which is welcome after last month!  I'm at least back to where I started.

  • Beginning TBR: 794 (June 30, 2016)
  • Last Month's TBR: 795 (September 30, 2016)
  • Current TBR: 794 (October 31, 2016)
  • Monthly Change: -1 book (0.13%)
  • Total Change: Even (0%)
Incoming Books:
  • Purchases: 3 (2 purchases, 1 subscription box)
  • Book Club: 0
  • Gifts and Giveaways: 3
  • For Review - Solicited: 1
  • For Review - Unsolicited: 0
  • Missed: 1 (Actually, I don't know about this...but the math wasn't working, so I had to have missed a book somewhere)
Total: 8

Removed Books:
  • Read: 9
  • DNF: 0
  • Duplicates: 0
Total: 9

The Nitty-Gritty:

Books Purchased:
The Look of Love (The Sullivans #1) by Bella Andre (Free kindle book)
Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner (Pre-order from Amazon)
The Mothers by Brit Bennett (Book of the Month Subscription Box)

Book Club:

Gifts and Giveaway:

Bedazzled by Madison Michael (Goodreads Giveaway)
Christmas Day in the Office by Matt Dunn (Goodreads Giveaway)
Mercury by Margot Livesey (Goodreads Giveaway)

For Review - Solicited:
I'll Take You There by Wally Lamb

For Review - Unsolicited:

Books Read:
Fractured by Catherine McKenzie
The Bitch is Back: Older, Wiser, and (Getting) Happier edited by Cathi Hanauer
The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
The Survivor's Guide to Family Happiness by Maddie Dawson
Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing by Jennifer Weiner
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (Review 11/3)
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Review 11/8)
Six Stories by J.D. Salinger (no review)
Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes (Review 11/10)

None this month

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

The next update post will go up on December 7, 2016.

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