Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The State of My Shelves - April 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:

I took some time this month to really go through my TBR and get rid of books (print and electronic) that I know I'll never read.  As a result, my DNF/DNR list is huge (and I won't be listing it all here).  Unfortunately, my Purchase Number isn't exactly tiny, so it didn't make quite the dent I thought it would!

  • Beginning TBR: 794 (June 30, 2016)
  • Last Month's TBR: 789 (March 31, 2017)
  • Current TBR: 764
  • Monthly Change: -25 (3.2%)
  • Total Change:  -30 (3.8%)
Incoming Books:
  • Purchases: 15
  • Book Club: 1
  • Gifts and Giveaways: 1
  • For Review - Solicited: 1
  • For Review - Unsolicited: 0
  • Missed: 0
Total: 18

Removed Books:
  • Read: 8
  • DNF: 34
  • Duplicates: 1
Total: 43

The Nitty-Gritty:

Book Club:
I received 1 book for my postal book club, which I won't list here so that it will be a surprise for the next person to receive it

Gifts and Giveaway:
White Gold by Caitlin O'Connell

For Review - Solicited:
Miss You by Kate Eberlen

For Review - Unsolicited:

As I said, there were 34 of these--and all of them were DNR's (Did Not Reads).  I'm guessing that, from here on out, there will be fewer of these each 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 May 3, 2017.

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