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Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2011 Books and Reviews

July 1, 2011

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started June with 276 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …277! Only a plus one! Not too shabby, considering two of the three chunksters that took up most of my reading time this month weren’t TBR residents. I am wicked behind on my reviews, but hopefully I can spend at least part of the long weekend catching up.

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

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

A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold
Winterfair Gifts by Lois McMaster Bujold
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Read but not owned
The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel
The Unwritten Vol. 3: Dead Man’s Knock
by Mike Carey & Peter Gross
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
Heaven’s Needle by Liane Merciel
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
Magyk by Angie Sage
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma
Acquired and then Read (semi-huzzah!)
The Borgia Betrayal by Sara Poole
Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
Added to my TBR pile (shame!)
Godslayer by Jacqueline Carey (Even though I haven’t read Banewreaker yet, I’m still going to call this one Clare’s fault.) Illyria by Elizabeth Hand (Ana’s fault)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Faithful Place by Tana French
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
Non-TBR Acquisitions
A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. July 1, 2011 7:33 am

    I will gladly take the blame for anyone reading The Sundering. It’s absolutely stunning.

    • July 1, 2011 10:32 am

      Omni – It’s been calling my name pretty loudly recently. I’ve loved the few short stories of Carey’s that I’ve read, and between you and Memory singing her praises… Plus, now I have have both books of The Sundering on hand, unlike the Kushiel series, where I only have the first one and will have to add the rest to my TBR pile before I can clear them back off my TBR pile. :)

      • July 3, 2011 8:00 am

        Seconded! I really did enjoy ‘The Sundering’. So tragic.

        I’ve only ever read the first of the Kushiel series: I think it actually works quite well as a stand-alone.

  2. July 1, 2011 4:01 pm

    Faithful Place was excellent as always, even if it didn’t go the way I wanted it to.

    • July 11, 2011 12:21 pm

      Carrie – In the Woods definitely didn’t go the way I wanted it to, and I loved it anyways. :)

  3. July 1, 2011 8:41 pm

    Enjoy Faithful Place. It is one of my favorites of the year so far!

    • July 11, 2011 12:22 pm

      lola – Awesome… now I just need to find some time to read it! I have so many books that I want to be reading right now, all at once! :)

  4. July 1, 2011 9:01 pm

    I think adding only plus one to your whole TBR pile is not too bad!

  5. July 4, 2011 2:06 am

    I added 13 books to my TBR pile. Probably more, I just don’t count the ones that I got for free…

    • July 11, 2011 12:23 pm

      Sharry – Oh, man, if I were counting free ebook downloads, my numbers would be just AWFUL.

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