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June 2018 Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

July 12, 2018

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started June with 205 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …204! June was a pretty good month, y’all! Not much clearance from the TBR pile, but some, and a fair bit of reading overall, enough to get me back on track for my yearly goals.

…anyways, let’s take a look at the breakdown:

Neutral books – Read, but don’t affect the TBR pile

Audiobooks
King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard (review coming soon)

Read But Not Owned (Books)
Simon vs. the Homo sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan (reviews coming soon)

Read But Not Owned (Graphic Novels)
Paper Girls, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan
Paper Girls, Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan
The Wicked & the Divine, Vol. 6: Imperial Phase II by Kieron Gillen
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke
(reviews coming soon)

E-books
Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange (review coming soon)

Re-Reads
Paper Girls, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
The Wicked & the Divine, Vol. 5: Imperial Phase I by Kieron Gillen

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
The Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker (review coming soon)

 
Added to my eTBR pile (non-storage-space-related shame!)
Circe by Madeline Miller What Unites Us by Dan Rather
Food: A Cultural Culinary History by Ken Albala – Cosmos by Carl Sagan
The Flowers of Vashnoi by Lois McMaster Bujold * Pursuant to the discussion on this post, I’ve decided to create an eTBR pile for e-books and audiobooks that I accept for review or for which I actually pay money. I’m not adding them into my total TBR numbers, but I have to fess up about them somewhere. Keeps me honest.
 

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May 2018 Wrap-Up: Books and Reading

June 1, 2018

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started May with 204 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …205! Not bad! It takes me a while to get back into a reading groove after a busy semester, especially with paper books, but overall May treated me pretty darn well!

…anyways, let’s take a look at the breakdown:

Neutral books – Read, but don’t affect the TBR pile

Audiobooks
The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall by Chris Dolley
O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King
Head On by John Scalzi (reviews coming soon)

Read But Not Owned (Books)
The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker
Valerian: The Complete Collection, Volume 1 by Pierre Christin (reviews coming soon)

E-books
The Power by Naomi Alderman (review coming soon)

Re-Reads
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Changes to the TBR pile

 
Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton  
 
Added to my eTBR pile (non-storage-space-related shame!)
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard Justice Hall by Laurie R. King
A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas * Pursuant to the discussion on this post, I’ve decided to create an eTBR pile for e-books and audiobooks that I accept for review or for which I actually pay money. I’m not adding them into my total TBR numbers, but I have to fess up about them somewhere. Keeps me honest.
 

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April 2018 Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

May 25, 2018

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started April with 204 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …204! It was a long semester, and April was a loooong month. But I survived! (And have spent most of May recuperating.)

…anyways, let’s take a look at the breakdown:

Neutral books – Read, but don’t affect the TBR pile

Audiobooks
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
I Know I Am But What Are You? by Samantha Bee (reviews coming soon)

Read But Not Owned (Books)
La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pullman (review coming soon)

Re-Reads
Persuasion by Jane Austen

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin

(Technically not part of my TBR count, so my numbers didn’t go down, but I did already own it, so it sort of half counts?)

 
 
Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)
Nothing this month! Good job me!
 
Non-TBR acquisitions (storage-space-related shame!)
Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation by Michael Keller  
 
Added to my eTBR pile (non-storage-space-related shame!)
Head On by John Scalzi The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall by Chris Dolley
* Pursuant to the discussion on this post, I’ve decided to create an eTBR pile for e-books and audiobooks that I accept for review or for which I actually pay money. I’m not adding them into my total TBR numbers, but I have to fess up about them somewhere. Keeps me honest.
 

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March 2018 Wrap-Up: Books and Reading

April 1, 2018

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started March with 205 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …204! March was a pretty good month, reading-wise, although only one of the books I read was off my TBR shelf. I got the chance to take a short vacation this month, so travel time always helps with the reading. Plus I’m in the middle of quite a lot of books (more than usual, anyways), so I should be able to knock out a fair few in April.

…anyways, let’s take a look at the breakdown:

Neutral books – Read, but don’t affect the TBR pile

Audiobooks
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill* (review coming soon)

E-books
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller * (review coming soon)

Read But Not Owned (Books)
As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman
The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
Wires and Nerve, Vol. 1 by Marissa Meyer
Wires and Nerve, Vol. 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer (reviews coming soon)



Re-Reads
Lock In by John Scalzi

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
Longbourn by Jo Baker (review coming soon)

 
Added to my eTBR pile (non-storage-space-related shame!)
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan
I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee The Power by Naomi Alderman
* Pursuant to the discussion on this post, I’ve decided to create an eTBR pile for e-books and audiobooks that I accept for review or for which I actually pay money. I’m not adding them into my total TBR numbers, but I have to fess up about them somewhere. Keeps me honest.
 

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February 2018 Wrap-Up: Books and Reading

March 1, 2018

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started February with 208 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …205! I’m pretty happy with this month; I didn’t spend quite as much time as I’d wanted reading print (non-graphic-novel) books, but I got through a few, and any month that decreases the TBR pile is a good month.

…anyways, let’s take a look at the breakdown:

Neutral books – Read, but don’t affect the TBR pile

Audiobooks
Ha’Penny by Jo Walton
Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart (reviews coming soon)

Read But Not Owned (Books)
The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks
French Milk by Lucy Knisley (reviews coming soon)

Re-Reads
Rat Queens, Vol. 3: Demons by Kurtis J. Wiebe (review coming soon)
Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry
My Life in France by Julia Child
Rat Queens, Vol. 4: High Fantasies by Kurtis J. Wiebe (reviews coming soon)

 

Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)
Nothing this month!

 
Non-TBR acquisitions (storage-space-related shame!)
Nothing this month either!
 
Added to my eTBR pile (non-storage-space-related shame!)
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo * Pursuant to the discussion on this post, I’ve decided to create an eTBR pile for e-books and audiobooks that I accept for review or for which I actually pay money. I’m not adding them into my total TBR numbers, but I have to fess up about them somewhere. Keeps me honest.
 

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January 2018 Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

February 26, 2018

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started January with 209 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …208! Not too shabby! I managed to read more than I usually do at the start of a new semester, and I’ve been very good about not acquiring new books, so that’s something.

…anyways, let’s take a look at the breakdown:

Neutral books – Read, but don’t affect the TBR pile

Audiobooks
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein (reviews coming soon)

E-Books
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay (reviews coming soon)

Re-Reads
Saga, Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan (review coming soon)
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan

 

Added and then read (um… huzzah?)
Saga, Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan

 
 
Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)
Nothing this month, hooray!  
 
Added to my eTBR pile (non-storage-space-related shame!)
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill The Fold by Peter Clines
Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baron Orczy
* Pursuant to the discussion on this post, I’ve decided to create an eTBR pile for e-books and audiobooks that I accept for review or for which I actually pay money. I’m not adding them into my total TBR numbers, but I have to fess up about them somewhere. Keeps me honest.
 

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December 2017 Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

January 1, 2018

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started December with 210 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …209! The holidays are always hectic but I managed to get a fair bit read anyways. Didn’t get any books for Christmas other than a cookbook, though, although that’s probably for the best. I did acquire a fair number of ebooks and audiobooks, though. I can’t be good all the time!

…anyways, let’s take a look at the breakdown:

Neutral books – Read, but don’t affect the TBR pile

Audiobooks
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley (reviews coming soon)

Read But Not Owned (Books)
The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
– Locke & Key: Small World by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez (reviews coming soon)

E-Books
– A Court of Thorns and Roses
by Sarah J. Maas (review coming soon)

Re-Reads
Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
Locke & Key, Vol. 3: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
Locke & Key, Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
Locke & Key, Vol. 5: Clockworks by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
Locke & Key, Vol. 6: Alpha and Omega by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

   

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
Landline by Rainbow Rowell (review coming soon)

 
 
Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)
Miraculously, nothing this month!  
 
Non-TBR acquisitions (storage-space-related shame!)
The City Tavern Cookbook: Recipes from the Birthplace of American Cuisine by Walter Staib  
 
Added to my eTBR pile (non-storage-space-related shame!)
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch our Nation Into Space by Margot Lee Shetterly
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Uprooted by Naomi Novik * Pursuant to the discussion on this post, I’ve decided to create an eTBR pile for e-books and audiobooks that I accept for review or for which I actually pay money. I’m not adding them into my total TBR numbers, but I have to fess up about them somewhere. Keeps me honest.
 

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