November 2015 Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews
Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update
I started October with 253 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …226! It’s been a pretty good month, reading wise; I finished several books (many of them at a quick can’t-sleep-till-I-finish pace), but then got bogged down this past week between hosting for the holidays and a book that I wasn’t really into enough to want to make time for it (and eventually wound up DNFing it). Still, I also finally took in one of the boxes of books that I’ve been meaning to donate since early October… another big box still to go! I’ll get those TBR numbers back down one way or another! I was terrible about reviewing this month, and by now my backlog is pretty damn daunting, so this month I might be writing mini-reviews for the books that I finished months ago, just as a way to get myself caught up, or at least closer to it.
…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!)
Other removals from the TBR pile (um… huzzah?)
I also got rid of a bunch of TBR books that I couldn’t remember why I picked them up in the first place. I’m not going to list all of them here, but there were 26 of them. Good job me!
|Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)|
|– Slade House by David Mitchell||– The Monuments Men: Allied Heros, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel|
|– The Diviners by Libba Bray||Non-TBR acquisitions (storage-space-related shame!)
– Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
|Added to my eTBR pile (non-storage-space-related shame!)|
|– Penric’s Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold||– The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen|
|– Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews||* Pursuant to the discussion on this post, I’ve decided to create an eTBR pile for e-books and audiobooks that I accept for review or 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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