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August 2014 Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

September 1, 2014

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started August with 240 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …240! This month feels like it kicked my butt, y’all, especially in terms of the numbers of actual, physical, non-graphical books that I read. No matter how prepared for the start of the school year I think I am, it’s always a rush of preparation right before (two weeks before, this year), and the start of the semester just always kicks my butt. I have managed to tear through a bunch of audiobooks, but I just haven’t had the time or the mental energy to settle down and actually read non-textbook books all that much. Here’s hoping September calms down at least a little and I can get some real reading done!

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

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

Audiobooks
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers
Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi

Read But Not Owned (Books)
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Read But Not Owned (Graphic Novels)
Rust, Vol. 3: Death of the Rocket Boy by Royden Lepp
Ex Machina, Vol. 2: Tag by Brian K. Vaughan
Fairest, Vol. 3: Return of the Maharaja by Sean E. Williams
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs
The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects by Mike Mignola


Re-Reads
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold
Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

 
 
Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)
Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
 
Non-TBR acquisitions (storage-space-related shame!)
Cinder by Marissa Meyer  
 

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