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September Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

October 1, 2009

I do not belive that October is here already… but then I say that every month, don’t I? Blog-wise, I spent a lot of September catching up with my August backlog of reviews, but I did manage to get quite a lot of new reading done as well.

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started August with 244 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* … 246!

Not too shabby! Let’s take a look at the breakdown:

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

The Minority Report and Other Stories by Philip K. Dick
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke


Read but not owned
Fables, Vol. 12: The Dark Ages by Bill Willingham
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
What We Eat When We Eat Alone: Stories and 100 Recipes by Deborah Madison

Ghosts I Have Been by Richard Peck


Changes to the TBR pile


Cleared from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing by Robert Wolff
Tomato Rhapsody: A Fable of Love, Lust & Forbidden Fruit by Adam Schell


Added to, then promptly cleared from my TBR pile (um… huzzah?)
Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris


Other removals from my TBR pile (meh?)
Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie got taken off the list after finishing the first book in the series.

Added to my TBR pile (shame!)
Lady of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
Ship Fever: Stories by Andrea Barrett
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris

Other Non-TBR Book Acquisitions
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Quick and Cozy Afghans by Anne Van Wagner Childs


15 Comments leave one →
  1. October 1, 2009 8:54 am

    Not bad at all! Especially considering that many of your TBR pile additions are the Charlaine Harris books, which are (I’ve been given to understand) fairly quick easy reads.

    I sensibly do not count my TBR pile and can never feel shame about it. :P

  2. October 1, 2009 11:16 am

    I agree with Jenny, you’re not doing too badly! The Sookie Stackhouse books are such quick reads that you’ll be able to knock them out in no time.

  3. October 1, 2009 12:56 pm

    You’ve got some major Charlaine Harris reading coming up! I think the addition of only 2 books to the pile is pretty good, personally.

  4. October 1, 2009 5:15 pm

    Jenny, Meghan, and Jen – The Charlaine Harris books are super-quick; if I count them as half of a normal book each, then I broke even! ;)

  5. October 1, 2009 11:10 pm

    I love to see how your TBR pile “moves” every month!
    I *have* to start reading the Charlaine Harris books… I’ve been wanting to do so for some time, in fact, but… they’re at the complete bottom of my TBR pile, and I’m too lazy to get to it!

    • October 5, 2009 9:17 am

      kay – Yes, but once you do manage to dig them out, the first one is a fast read, and then I bet you’ll be hooked. :)

  6. October 2, 2009 7:48 am

    Seem like a great month! Hope you love the next Sookie book as much as I do (I’ve read all of them twice! Dead to the World is my fav though)

    • October 5, 2009 9:18 am

      Ladytink – You’re not the first person I’ve heard who has said #4 is their favorite… and I’m a big Eric fan, so I’m really looking forward to it!

  7. Shanra permalink
    October 2, 2009 9:04 am

    That sounds like a pretty darned good month! (I jumped from around 200 to 215 – but about half that are coursebooks.)

    Maybe if I adopted your tendency to add the TBR totals to my wrap-up posts I’d do better at it…

  8. October 2, 2009 11:56 pm

    I hope you enjoy Lady of Avalon. I have read all the older books in that series and really loved them. One day I read the two most recent ones… and then I think there is another book coming out this year! There is always the fact the author is dead and still rather prolific to consider.

    • October 5, 2009 9:20 am

      Kailana – I read Mists of Avalon… gosh, six years ago now, and absolutely loved it, and I’ve read The Forest House and really enjoyed that too, so recently I’ve been thinking about re-reading them in the course of reading the whole series. Do you think I should go chronologically by publication order, or within the course of the story?

  9. October 4, 2009 6:52 pm

    Goodness. Speechless am I (almost). All that book inning and outing. I suppose that’s happening here, too, but I’m just not keeping track.

    • October 5, 2009 9:21 am

      Nancy – I’m sure it’s happening to all of us… I just find that the monthly accounting helps keep me honest. :)

  10. October 13, 2009 1:18 pm

    Great month! I’m honestly too scared to count the books on my shelves.

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