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The Tottering TBR // Episode XI

A weekly post wherein I pretend to lament the fact that I have so many books on my TBR… but in fact am secretly rubbing my hands together with delight that there are so many amazing books left to be discovered…

I’m back!  The Tottering TBR hasn’t been so much of a weekly post these last few weeks because I haven’t been much of a blogger these last few weeks, either!  But that’s all water under the bridge, and I am really feeling like getting back in the groove.

As to be expected, the TBR has grown astoundingly since I last updated you all – it’s been three weeks, after all!  Strangely, I haven’t been checking books off the list in the same proportion…  hmmmmm…

Added to the General TBR:

Okay, so I personally feel that sixteen books in three weeks isn’t too bad – that’s only five(ish) books a week, right??  There have been some really great reviews out there, so I definitely blame all of you!  :-D

Off the General TBR:

51hxd4eaesl-_sx329_bo1204203200_The Travelers is my only reviewed book, although there are a couple more on the stack.  I have to confess that I have also been reading lots of comforting fluff, most of which isn’t on any of my lists at all.  One would think that with almost 900 books on the list, I could find one of those to read!  Ah well, such is life.

However, I also realized that I had three separate books on the list by the same author – and all three of them actually belong together in a series!  So I was able to knock three off the General TBR and kick them over as one entry to the Series TBR, which somehow gave me the illusion of actually accomplishing something…

I also read and reviewed both Volumes One and Two of The Magician’s Workshop, neither of which were on a list at all!

Total for the General TBR:  Well, for those of us who can do math, you’ll see that I had a net gain of twelve, which means I’m up to 881!


Added to the Personal TBR:

Free Kindle books are still slaughtering my attempt to keep this tab under control – I added thirteen titles!

Off the Personal TBR:

51zdbg9-lal-_sx258_bo1204203200_However, I did make a smidge of progress at this end, having read and reviewed both Terms & Conditions and The New Way Things Work.

Total for the Personal TBR:  605 (up eleven!)


Added to the Series TBR:

The only addition here was kicking those books over from the General TBR – so Melanie Dickerson’s Hagenhiem series is now on this list.  I actually did read one of the books from this series quite a long time ago and kind of didn’t like it a whole lot, so there is a really good chance that if I ever get around to reading this series, I won’t actually end up reading it.  My original review even says that I wouldn’t read it again…  but the premises for her other books do sound intriguing…  even though I’m pretty sure they’ll end up being terrible… ah well.

Off the Series TBR:

No progress here.  I’m in between series since I abandoned one and had to wait for the first book for my next series to come in the library.  I should be starting Thorn Jack very soon, though.

Total for the Series TBR:  147 (up only one!)


Total for the Mystery Series TBR:  Nothing added or removed from this series (although I did review the next book in the Joseph O’Laughlin series, Shatterwhich was fabulous), so we are holding steady at 71.


Added to the Nonfiction TBR:

Three titles here, two of which are due to fabulous reviews:

  • FictionFan reviewed Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.  Besides sounding like a really intriguing look at a pivotal point in history, I’m anticipating determining whether or not President Wilson really was as useless as FF seems to think he was.  ;-)
  • Lady Fancifull waxed eloquent in her review of The January Man by Christopher Somerville.  As someone who loves to be outdoors for any and all reasons, this book really does sound lovely.

Off the Nonfiction TBR:

Nothing here, as the two nonfiction titles that I read were actually listed on the Personal list (the Nonfiction list is only nonfiction titles that I don’t personally own, you see!)

Total for the Nonfiction TBR:  61 (up three)


Grand Totals for the Last Three Weeks:  Up 33 and down 6 for a grand total of up 27, which means only an average of 9 per week…  I believe that I am showing amazing restraint!

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