July 2015 Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews
Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update
I started July with 255 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …255! I didn’t make a dent in the TBR pile, but I didn’t do any damage to it either, AND I’ve pulled a big stack of books (~70!) from the TBR pile that I think I’m ready to admit that I’m not going to get to… I just haven’t pulled the trigger and gotten rid of them yet. Reading-wise, July was pretty great, especially compared to earlier this year! The first part of July was busy, but the past few weeks have involved vacation, sitting on the beach (and reading), sitting on my couch (and reading), cooking (and reading), and trying to catch up on my massive, massive review backlog. (It’s down from 22 books to 15, and I’m through May and into June!) The next few weeks before school starts again should also be relatively free, so I’ve got to cram as much reading (and reviewing!) in as I can before the craziness of September starts.
…anyways, let’s take a look at the breakdown:
Neutral books – Read, but don’t affect the TBR pile
Changes to the TBR pile
Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
|Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)|
|– Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring by Alexander Rose||– The Tide Watchers by Lisa Chaplin|
|– Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund||– The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins|
|Added to my eTBR pile* (non-storage-space-related shame!)|
|– The Iron King by Julie Kagawa||– Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran|
* Pursuant to the discussion on this post, I’ve decided to create an eTBR pile for e-books and a TBL pile for audiobooks 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.
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