Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update
I started August with 240 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …240! This month feels like it kicked my butt, y’all, especially in terms of the numbers of actual, physical, non-graphical books that I read. No matter how prepared for the start of the school year I think I am, it’s always a rush of preparation right before (two weeks before, this year), and the start of the semester just always kicks my butt. I have managed to tear through a bunch of audiobooks, but I just haven’t had the time or the mental energy to settle down and actually read non-textbook books all that much. Here’s hoping September calms down at least a little and I can get some real reading done!
…anyways, let’s take a look at the breakdown:
Neutral books – Read, but don’t affect the TBR pile
Read But Not Owned (Books)
Read But Not Owned (Graphic Novels)
Changes to the TBR pile
Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
|Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)|
|- Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz||- The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo|
|Non-TBR acquisitions (storage-space-related shame!)|
|- Cinder by Marissa Meyer|
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Graphic Novel Twofer: Fairest, Vol. 3: Return of the Maharaja / Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Length: 144 pages
Started/Finished: 16 August 2014
Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? I’m always on the hook for new Fables or Fables-adjacent books.
Read By: Erin Moon
Length: 14h 11m (549 pages)
Genre: Historical Fiction
Started: 24 July 2014
Finished: 08 August 2014
Where did it come from? Downloaded from YA Sync Audiobooks last summer.
Why do I have it? Well, free audiobook, but I am also totally on board with historical teenage assassins.
How can you protect
your duchess when you’re not sure
who the traitors are?
65. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (2013)
Length: 784 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 15 July 2014
Finished: 04 August 2014 (it didn’t actually take me three weeks of reading; I started it right before I went on vacation, and no way was I hauling this hardback around in my carry-on).
Where did it come from? Christmas gift from a friend.
Why do I have it? He thought I’d like it.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 02 January 2014.
A stolen painting
isn’t enough to buy one
a trouble-free life.
Length: 224 pages
Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Started/Finished: 02 August 2014
Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it? Next one in the series.
Length: 390 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Started: 26 July 2014
Finished: 28 July 2014
Why do I have it? I saw it all over the place when it came out (and I have no idea why I didn’t read it at the time. Fairy tale retellings! Young adult sci-fi! What whas I waiting for.) But I finally got on the stick because Marissa Meyer was doing an event in my town!
Where did it come from? Originally downloaded the Kindle version, but then I bought a copy at the signing. Can’t get an e-book signed!
Saying “Ah, screw it!”
has a whole different meaning
when you’re a cyborg.
Length: 210 pages
Genre: Fantasy, Humor
Started: 20 July 2014
Finished: 26 July 2014
Where did it come from? Downloaded from Amazon.
Why do I have it? Many years ago, a friend tried to get me started on reading Pratchett with the early Discworld books (The Light Fantastic, specifically). I didn’t particularly love it, but then I came across Pratchett’s YA books and loved them… so I thought it was about time for me to give early Discworld another try.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 17 September 2013.
tourists might be a job for
a better wizard.