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November 2016 Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

December 4, 2016

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started November with 211 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …212! November was supposed to be a month for me to catch up on my reading. And it’s not that I didn’t read anything, but most of what I read was the news and political commentary post-election, and then I really wanted the familiar comforts of old favorites. So… yeah. November was a wash for me. Here’s hoping for December!

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

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

Read But Not Owned (Books)
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye (review coming soon)

Re-Reads
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (review coming soon)

Changes to the TBR pile

 
Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath  
 
Added to my eTBR pile (non-storage-space-related shame!)
Yes Please by Amy Poehler * 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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October 2016 Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

November 1, 2016

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started October with 202 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …211! Well, October was a wash. I didn’t read much, didn’t listen to much, and was just busy and crazy and crazy busy all month. (Did get to the library booksale, though, obviously!) But it’s over now, and I spent last night laying on my couch reading, and it was delightful. Hopefully I’ll get to more of that, and maybe a few of my (WAY) overdue reviews during November!

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

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

Audiobooks
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes (review coming soon)

Read But Not Owned (Graphic Novels)
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year by Ramsey Beyer (reviews coming soon)

Re-Reads
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
The Bookman’s Tale by Charles C. Lovett (review coming soon)

 
 
Non-TBR acquisitions (storage-space-related shame!)
The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
BtVS, Season 8, Vol. 3: Wolves at the Gate by Drew Goddard Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
Fables, Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover by Bill Willingham Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
 
Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry (not pictured)
Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin The Just City by Jo Walton
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston
Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Ninth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Tenth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
 
Added to my eTBR pile (non-storage-space-related shame!)
Prince Lestat by Anne Rice * 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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September 2016 Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

October 2, 2016

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started September with 202 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …202! Although the books I read from my TBR pile are much shorter than the ones I added to the TBR pile to replace them. Oh well! I did a decent amount of reading in September, even if I’ve been totally ignoring this blog. More reading that is going to get done in October, at any rate. This month is going to be rough, I can tell already.

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

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

Audiobooks
Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman
The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury (reviews coming soon)

Read But Not Owned (Books)
Imprudence by Gail Carriger (review coming soon)

Read But Not Owned (Graphic Novels)
Serenity, Vol. 4: Leaves on the Wind by Zack Whedon
Fairy Tale Comics by Chris Duffy (reviews coming soon)

Re-Reads
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Rat Queens, Vol. 3: Demons by Kurtis J. Wiebe (reviews coming soon)

 
 
Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)
Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair by Emma Tarlo The Sellout by Paul Beatty
 
Added to my eTBR pile (non-storage-space-related shame!)
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
* 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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August 2016 Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

September 2, 2016

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started August with 202 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …202! August was a busy month, trying to get things up and running for the start of the new semester, but I managed to get a decent amount of reading (even if no reviewing) done.

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

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

Audiobooks
The Moor by Laurie R. King (review coming soon)

Read But Not Owned (Graphic Novels)
Saga, Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Sex Criminals Vol. 3: Three the Hard Way by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky
(reviews coming soon)

Re-Reads
Winter’s Heart by Robert Jordan (review coming soon)
Austenland by Shannon Hale
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories by Stephanie Perkins
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (reviews coming soon)

 

Added and then read (um… huzzah?)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne (review coming soon)

 

Other removals from the TBR pile (um… huzzah?)
The Virtu by Sarah Monette (I tried, I really did, but I was just not into it, so it’s a DNF. Didn’t even get far enough to write a DNF review.)

 
 
Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)
The Bookman’s Tale by Charles Lovett Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs  
 
Non-TBR acquisitions (storage-space-related shame!)
Cress by Marissa Meyer Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
1001 Recipes by Martha Day  
 
Added to my eTBR pile (non-storage-space-related shame!)
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
* 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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July 2016 Monthly Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

August 2, 2016

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started July with 201 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …202! Not too shabby… not too shabby at all! I haven’t caught up with reviews like I wanted to, but I’m chiselling away at it (even as I’m reading and adding more to the pile, oh well.)

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

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

Audiobooks
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Farthing by Jo Walton
Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins (reviews coming soon)

Read But Not Owned (Graphic Novels)
Girl Genius Omnibus: Agatha Awakens by Phil & Kaja Foglio
Undeleted Scenes by Jeffrey Brown
Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan
(reviews coming soon)

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Remembrance by Meg Cabot (reviews coming soon)

 

Added and then read (um… huzzah?)
Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook by Theresa Carle-Sanders
How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend:The Classic Training Manual for Dog Owners, Revised & Updated Edition by The Monks of New Skete (reviews coming soon)

 
 
Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehsi Coates We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Rat Queens, Vol. 3: Demons by Kurtis J. Wiebe  
 
Non-TBR acquisitions (storage-space-related shame!)
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman American Gods by Neil Gaiman
 
Added to my eTBR pile (non-storage-space-related shame!)
Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman
* 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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Laurie R. King – A Letter of Mary

July 29, 2016

King, Laurie R. - A Letter of Mary - 40025. A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King (1996)
Mary Russell, Book 3

Read my review of book:
1. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
2. A Monstrous Regiment of Women

Read By: Jenny Sterlin
Length: 10h 32min (355 pages)

Genre: Mystery, Historical Fiction

Started: 15 June 2016
Finished: 21 June 2016

Where did it come from? Audible.
Why do I have it? I really enjoyed the first two books in the series.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 02 April 2016.

A letter from the
time of Christ may change the world…
or lead to murder.

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Lois McMaster Bujold – The Spirit Ring

July 27, 2016

Bujold, Lois McMaster - The Spirit Ring - 40017. The Spirit Ring by Lois McMaster Bujold (1992)

Read By: Jessica Almasy
Length: 12h 27min (384 pages)

Genre: Fantasy / Historical Fantasy

Started: 22 April 2016
Finished: 14 May 2016

Where did it come from? Audible.
Why do I have it? Lois McMaster Bujold is one of my favorite authors, and this is (to my knowledge) her only standalone, and the only of her books I haven’t read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 02 April 2016.

Magic and metal
can combine for evil when
there’s a ghost involved.

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