Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The State of My Shelves - January 2017 #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 an ugly month for the TBR.  I did read a lot of books, but I had far more coming in.  Folks, this is just how Decembers are going to be.  A big chunk of the books coming in were for my 2017 book club--I normally buy my books for the club for the year in December.  So, we just need to get used to it. (oh, and there might have been some awesome kindle sales....)

  • Beginning TBR: 794 (June 30, 2016)
  • Last Month's TBR: 795 (November 30, 2016)
  • Current TBR: 805 (December 31, 2016)
  • Monthly Change: +10 (+12.6%)
  • Total Change: +11 (+13.9%)
Incoming Books:
  • Purchases: 14
  • Postal Book Club: 0
  • Gifts and Giveaways: 3
  • For Review - Solicited: 4
  • For Review - Unsolicited: 1
  • Missed: 2
Total: 24

Removed Books:
  • Read: 10 (only 9 count toward the TBR)
  • DNF:  5 (only 4 count toward the TBR)
  • Duplicates: 0
Total: 15 (13 that count towards the TBR)

The Nitty-Gritty:

Books Purchased:
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
Baked Fresh by Annabeth Albert
Delivered Fast by Annabeth Albert
Knit Tight by Annabeth Albert
Wrapped Together by Annabeth Albert
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Book Club)
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Subscription Box)
One Snowy Night by Jill Shalvis
The Girls by Emma Cline (Book Club)
Rebel of the Sands by Soneela Nankani
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Days by Salman Rushdie (Book Club)
The Children Act by Ian McEwan (Book Club)
The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller (Book Club)
Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance (Book Club)

Postal Book Club:

Gifts and Giveaway:

Can't Stop Loving You by Miranda Liasson
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
Everything Love Is by Claire King

For Review - Solicited:
The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff
The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
The Runaway Midwife by Patricia Harman

For Review - Unsolicited:
Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Books Read:
Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich (review 1/24/2017)
Baked Fresh by Annabeth Albert (no review)
Delivered Fast by Annabeth Albert (no review)
Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies  by Chris Kluwe (review 1/20/2017; Audiobook--did not count towards TBR)
Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star 
One Snow Night by Jill Shalvis (no review)
Can't Stop Loving You by Miranda Liasson (review 1/17/2017)
Swim by Jennifer Weiner (no review)
Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson (review 1/24/2017)
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy (review 1/26/2017)

Need You For Keeps by Marina Adair
Summer in Napa by Marina Adair
Autumn in the Vineyard by Marina Adair
Be Mine Forever by Marina Adair
From the Moment We Met by Marina Adair
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald (a Serial selection and not counted toward the TBR)

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 February 8, 2017.

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