Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The State of My Shelves - December 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:

Another month of a (slight) TBR growth.  Sigh!  But, as I explain, some of my books were "off list," so not all of my reading show in the numbers.

  • Beginning TBR: 794 (June 30, 2016)
  • Last Month's TBR: 794 (October 31, 2016)
  • Current TBR: 795 (November 30, 2016)
  • Monthly Change: -1 book (0.13%)
  • Total Change: -1 book (0.13%)
Incoming Books:
  • Purchases: 
  • Book Club: 0
  • Gifts and Giveaways: 2
  • For Review - Solicited: 0
  • For Review - Unsolicited: 0
  • Missed:??? So, I made a correction here last month because the numbers were off by one...and now things are off by two!  So, please just accept that, this month, things don't quite add up.  I'm hoping by NOT correcting it now, it will correct itself next month.
Total: 4

Removed Books:
  • Read: 7 (however, 2 books were not in my TBR to begin with--one was from the library and one was an audio book.  So, this number--in terms of the TBR--is 5)
  • DNF: 0
  • Duplicates: 0
Total: 5

The Nitty-Gritty:

Books Purchased:
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Served Hot (Portland Heat #1) by Annabeth Albert

Book Club:

Gifts and Giveaway:

Summer Secrets by Jennifer Levine (Goodreads Giveaway)
The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt (Goodreads Giveaway)

For Review - Solicited:

For Review - Unsolicited:

Books Read:
How Not to Fall by Emily Foster  (Library book, no review.  Affiliate link)
The Miracle Girl by Andrew Roe (No review.  Affiliate link)
The Making of Us by Lisa Jewell (Review 1/10/17.  Affiliate link)
I'll Take You There by Wally Lamb
A Change of Heart by Sonali Dev (Review 1/12/17.  Affiliate link)
Served Hot (Portland Heat) by Annabeth Albert (No review.  Affiliate link)
Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner (Audiobook) (Review 1/26/17.  Affiliate link)

None this month

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The next update post will go up on January 4, 2017.

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