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August 2017 Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

September 13, 2017

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started August with 214 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …209! August was a beast of a month (bought and moved into a new house, traveled for fieldwork, and prepped and started a new semester), and I read very little. In fact, I read exactly two paper books; everything else was audio. But in the process of moving, I did at least manage to get rid of a few TBR books that I was unexcited about reading.

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

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

Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay
Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
The Bishop’s Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison (reviews coming soon)

Read But Not Owned (Books)
The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan (review coming soon)

Going Bovine by Libba Bray
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

Changes to the TBR pile

Other removals from the TBR pile (um… huzzah?)
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
The Snowman by Jo Nesbø
The Desert Spear by Peter V. Brett
The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett
The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick
Pendragon’s Banner by Helen Hollick
Shadow of the King by Helen Hollick

Added to my TBR pile (all-around shame!)
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen Flynn
Non-TBR acquisitions (storage-space-related shame!)
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins  
Added to my eTBR pile (non-storage-space-related shame!)
Rogues ed. by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
* 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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