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May 2012 Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

June 1, 2012

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started May with 260 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …257! Holy cow, y’all, I managed to squeeze a lot of reading in this month, even though it feels like I spent most of my time crazy-busy with other things. And even though a lot of it wasn’t books from the TBR pile, I think a -3 is still perfectly respectable.

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

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

The Broken Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
The Calling by Kelley Armstrong

Read but not owned
Timeless by Gail Carriger
Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Whatever You Do, Don’t Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide by Peter Allison*

Shards of Honor and Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Fire Watch by Connie Willis
The Unseen by Katherine Webb

Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)
The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin

Fannie’s Last Supper: Re-creating One Amazing Meal from Fannie Farmer’s 1896 Cookbook by Christopher Kimball

Added to my eTBR pile (non-storage-space-related shame!)
The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe * Pursuant to the discussion on this post, I’ve decided to create an eTBR pile for e-books 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.
Non-TBR acquisitions (storage-space-related shame!)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 1, 2012 11:35 am

    I need to be more organized about my TBR pile… I have no idea how many unread books I have any more. A lot of my books are in storage, but I could count what I have here…

    • June 15, 2012 5:57 pm

      Kailana – I only started counting once I entered all my books into LibraryThing and tagged my unread ones!

  2. melaniesbookshelf permalink
    June 2, 2012 11:35 pm

    Love your system. My TBR system is whatever is stacked on the floor/top of the bookshelf = to be read, and everything shelved properly = read. As far as I go with organizing!!

    • June 15, 2012 5:58 pm

      Melanie – That’s pretty good… I might keep count but my physical books are not not that organized. :)

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