Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The State of My Shelves - March 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/DNF (Did Not Finish or Did Not 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.

Stats:
  • Beginning TBR: 794 (June 30, 2016)
  • Last Month's TBR: 796 (January 31, 2017)
  • Current TBR: 789 (February 28, 201)
  • Monthly Change: -7 (0.88%)
  • Total Change: -5 (0.63%)
Incoming Books:
  • Purchases: 8
  • Book Club: 0
  • Gifts and Giveaways: 1
  • For Review - Solicited: 4
  • For Review - Unsolicited: 0
  • Missed: 0
Total: 13

Removed Books:
  • Read: 7 (6 count towards TBR)
  • DNF/DNR: 14
  • Duplicates: 0
Total: 21 (20 towards TBR)

The Nitty-Gritty:

Books Purchased:

  • The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker (Book of the Month Box)
  • The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson (Book of the Month Box)
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
  • Pretty Face by Lucy Parker
  • A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
  • Dr. Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins (Send Me Swooning Box)
  • Perfect for You by Candis Terry
Book Club:
  • None this month
Gifts and Giveaway:
  • Never Again So Close by Claudia Serrano (Goodreads Giveaway)
For Review - Solicited:
  • Finding Our Forever by Brenda Novak
  • I Found You by Lisa Jewell
  • The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
  • The Half Wives by Stacia Pelletier (this one isn't quite true--I did get an eBook, but there are some technical difficulties with it.  I'm now waiting for the print copy to come in)
For Review - Unsolicited:
  • None this Month
Books Read:
  • All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood (no review)
  • From Scratch (Blue Plate #1) by Rachel Goodman (no review)
  • Finding Our Forever by Brenda Novak (review 3/23/2017)
  • The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
  • All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
  • Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher (no review; audiobook and does not count towards TBR)
  • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (no review)
DNF:
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.

  • Asking For It by Louise O'Neill (DNF)
  • Eventide by Cindy Martinusen (DNR)
  • Roses by Leila Meacham (DNR)
  • The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (DNR)
  • Gossamer Ghost by Laura Childs (DNR)
  • A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore (DNR)
  • Inscription by H.H. Miller (DNR)
  • Staggerford by Jon Hassler (DNR)
  • A Billionaire Between the Sheets by Katie Lane (DNR)
  • White Collar Girl by Renee Rosen (DNR)
  • Alibis by Andre Aciman (DNR)
  • Grounded by Neta Jackson (DNR)
  • The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory (DNR)
  • Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks (DNR)


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The next update post will go up on April 5, 2017.



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