Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The State of My Shelves - May 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: 764 (March 31, 2017)
  • Current TBR: 758 
  • Monthly Change: -6 (-0.8%)
  • Total Change: -36 (4.5%)
Incoming Books:
  • Purchases: 10
  • Book Club: 1
  • Gifts and Giveaways: 0
  • For Review - Solicited: 0
  • For Review - Unsolicited: 0
  • Missed: 2
Total: 13

Removed Books:
  • Read: 9
  • DNF/DNR: 10
  • Duplicates: 0
Total: 19

The Nitty-Gritty:

Book Club:
I received on book for my postal book group, which I won't post here so that my fellow members will be surprised when it gets to them!

Gifts and Giveaway:

For Review - Solicited:

For Review - Unsolicited:

I ended up DNR'ing 8 books, simply because I CAN'T LOG INTO MY KOBO ACCOUNT!!  Ugh!  I'm not going to list them all here, because it is possible (er, probably) that I'll end up buying them again....

However, I did DNF 2 books.  One of which I had to because I needed to send it on to the next person in my postal book group,  The other was a fluff romance that for me.

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 June 7, 2017.

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