Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The State of My Shelves - February 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
  • 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: 805
  • Current TBR: 796
  • Monthly Change:  -9 (-1.11%)
  • Total Change: +2 (+0.25%)
Incoming Books:
  • Purchases: 13
  • Book Club: 0
  • Gifts and Giveaways: 0
  • For Review - Solicited: 0
  • For Review - Unsolicited: 1
  • Missed: 1
Total: 15

Removed Books:
  • Read: 8 (7 count towards TBR)
  • DNF/DNR: 16
  • Duplicates: 0
Total: 23

The Nitty-Gritty:

Books Purchased:
I probably should stop reading my eBook "Deals of the Day" emails...

  • I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  • Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes
  • Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
  • Lift and Separate by Marilyn Simon Rothstein
  • Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge
  • Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney (Book of the Month Subscription Box)
  • (Fox & O'Hare #4) The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Godlberg (Send Me Swooning Subscription Box)
  • Everything For Her by Alexa Riley (Send Me Swooning Subscription Box)
  • The Fixer by Helenkay Dimon (Send Me Swooning Subscription Box)
  • Doc by Mary Doria Russell
  • The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan
  • Kindred by Octavia Butler

Book Club:

Gifts and Giveaways:


For Review - Solicited:

For Review - Unsolicited:

  • In the Lights of the Garden by Heather Burch

Books Read:

I've added DNR - Did Not Read - to this.  These are books, primarily print books, that I've pulled from my TBR as I don't think I'll ever read them.

  • The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt (DNF)
  • Breathing Room by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (DNR)
  • The Billionaire Wins the Game by Melody Anne (DNR)
  • The Billionaire's Dance by Melody Anne (DNR)
  • Sweetest Scoundrel by Elizabeth Hoyt (DNR)
  • The Spark by Kristine Barnett (DNR)
  • The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti (DNR)
  • Daughter of the Goddess Land by Sandra Saidak (DNR)
  • Romeow and Juliet by Kathi Daley (DNR)
  • Valley of Dreams by Lauraine Snelling (DNR)
  • A Dream to Follow by Lauraine Snelling (DNR)
  • Believing the Dream by Lauraine Snelling (DNR)
  • More than a Dream by Lauraine Snelling (DNR)
  • Dakota by Lauraine Snelling (DNR)
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (DNR)
  • Moranthology by Caitlin Moran (DNR)

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 March 8, 2017.

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