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December 2011 Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

January 2, 2012

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started December with 263 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …269! So that balances out the good work I did last month, but the bigger news is that it puts me at -1 for the year! December was crazy busy – even more so than your average December – and I feel like a lot of reading got away from me. But hopefully now I’m back in the groove!

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

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

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
The Wish List by Eoin Colfer

Read but not owned
Morning Glories, Vol. 1: For a Better Future by Nick Spencer
Dead Boy Detectives by Ed Brubaker
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
My Dead Girlfriend, Vol. 1 by Eric Wight

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
Banewreaker by Jacqueline Carey
Lord John and the Hand of Devils by Diana Gabaldon
Switched by Amanda Hocking
Holes by Louis Sachar
Faithful Place by Tana French
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)
Impossible Things by Connie Willis The Sexual History of London: From Roman Londinium to the Swinging City–Lust, Vice, and Desire Across the Ages by Catharine Arnold
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe by Glynis Ridley Mistborn: The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
Mean and Lowly Things: Snakes, Science, and Survival in the Congo by Kate Jackson Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link
Planesrunner by Ian McDonald Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion by Scott Atran Welcome to Bordertown by Holly Black & Ellen Kushner
Every Living Thing: Man’s Obsessive Quest to Catalog Life, from Nanobacteria to New Monkeys by Rob Dunn  
Non-TBR Acquisitions (storage-space-related shame!)
Mosaic Knitting by Barbara G. Walker FARMfood by Daniel Orr
The Bread Baker’s Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread by Peter Reinhart  

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 2, 2012 7:24 am

    The Peter Reinhart book is totally worth the space. So is the Barbara Walker book. Okay, so are all the others. LOL.

    • January 3, 2012 10:51 am

      Beth – I’d gotten the Barbara Walker book out of the library before, but had to return it before I could make anything, so I had to have my own copy! The Peter Reinhart book was an “off-wish-list” Christmas surprise, but it looks excellent… I had to be yelled at to put it down and come have Christmas dessert with the rest of the family. :)

  2. January 13, 2012 7:51 am


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