Down the TBR Hole #36: Books 601-620

Lia fromΒ Lost in a Story’sΒ challenge “Down the TBR Hole” has helped me whittle down my massive virtual TBR, or at least get me thinking critically about what books I’m actually going to read. I’ve realized I’ve added a lot of books in 2012 and 2013 that I’ve never read and will probably never get around to reading!! There’s also a ton of books that I added in the moment that I’ve never even thought of since then.

“Down the TBR Hole” works like this: order your Goodreads “to be read” shelf with the oldest books first and remove the ones you’re no longer interested in reading. I’ve added in two of my own personal rules: if I have multiple books in a series I’ll only keep the next (or first) one I have to read, and I’ll remove complete works or collections (unless it’s a collection I already own).

Fun Camp by Gabe Durham
Date added: Jan 2, 2017

The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi
Date added: Jan 2, 2017

Art Girls are Easy by Julie Klausner
Date added: Jan 2, 2017

Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell
Date added: Jan 2, 2017

Can You Say Catastrophe? by Laurie Friedman
Date added: Jan 2, 2017
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November Reading Wrap Up: Books, Books, Books

Books Bought:

  • Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
  • Crossing Over (Camp Rolling Hills #2) by Stacy Davidowitz
  • The Last to See Me by M Dressler
  • Straying by Molly McCloskey (ARC)
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee
  • The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansky
  • Tumbleweeds by Leila Meachan
  • Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss
  • Wonder by RJ Palacio
  • An Unnecessary Woman by Rabin Alameddine
  • Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
  • Dreams from my Father by Barack Obama
  • Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  • Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • Call Me By Your Name by AndrΓ© Aciman
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  • Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  • Grit by Angela Duckworth
  • The Defining Decade by Meg Jay

Books Read:

  • Spinning by Tillie Walden
  • Crossing Over by Stacy Davidowitz

Ya girl was supposed to post this the first week of December, but as you can tell from the two lists above, my life is currently unbalanced so instead I’m posting on a Saturday!! (??).

November was one of the most hectic months I’ve had in a long while. I drove down to North Carolina for a weekend, my grandparents were visiting for four weeks, and as always, Thanksgiving and NaNoWriMo wiped me clean.

I’m not surprised–or disappointed–I only finished two books this month (one of which is a graphic novel and the other is a middle grade novel). I picked up a lot of books and just couldn’t settle down into one. I had a pile of half started books stacked up on my nightstand, I renewed my library books until I reached my renewal limit, and I could never concentrate long enough to read more than a few pages at once. It’s fitting that the only two books I finished this month were books I could finish in two or three sittings. Continue reading “November Reading Wrap Up: Books, Books, Books”