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The Tottering TBR // Episode XIX

A weekly(ish) 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…

This week felt strangely ‘normal’ – nothing weird or exciting happened – and it was fabulous!  I went to work, I cleaned house and worked in the garden, we grilled out a few times, and I visited with my family most of the day on Thursday.  I’ve still been doing quite a lot of reading, but while I’ve kept up the volume of reading, I don’t really feel like I’ve read anything really good. There haven’t been any books in quite a long while that have given me a genuine thrill.  I really felt like that was emphasized by the July Rearview I published this week – it was difficult to choose which book I liked the least, because there were quite a few I didn’t like, but picking out a favorite was difficult because there weren’t really any books in July that I loved – and I reviewed twenty books!

The pattern is continuing into August.  I’ve already published a post of minireviews just from the last two days of July and the first week of this month, because it feels like everything I’m reading isn’t really bad or really awesome – just kind of meh.  Hopefully I’ll stumble into a read that mixes that up soon…

Added to the General TBR:

Only two additions this week (maybe triggered by my jaded attitude towards reading right now haha).  Stephanie said that even though she wasn’t sure at first about What To Say Next, she ended up really enjoying it.  Fictionophile reminisced about an old favorite during Throwback Thursday – she originally reviewed Three Graves Full back in 2012 and still remembers it as a 5* read.

Off the General TBR:

I didn’t actually read/review anything from the General TBR this week, but I did remove three titles while reserving my  next three books from the library – sometimes I add books and then, later, when I am rereading the synopsis and such, I change my mind about even bothering haha

Total for the General TBR:  791 (down one!)


Added to the Personal TBR:

Free Kindle books continue to beguile me/ruin my life – I added five this week!

Off the Personal TBR:

Luckily, I did get a few titles checked off this week, too.  I read and reviewed A Dark Lurewhich was a pretty meh free Kindle book from a while back, and also a childhood favorite – The Cat Sitter Mystery by Carol Adorjan.  As an aside, rereading that book made me wonder if Adorjan had written anything else – and of course she had!  One of the books looked like it might be a sequel to The Cat Sitter Mystery, so I found a cheap secondhand copy on eBay, and it’s on its way!  I also read and reviewed a biography of Amelia Earhart that has been on the shelf for a while.

Total for the Personal TBR:  595 (up two)


Total for the Series TBR:  No change this week – steady at 222.


Total for the Mystery Series TBR:  No change this week – holding steady at 103.


Added to the Nonfiction TBR:

Reading Amelia Earhart’s biography inspired me to find some of the books that she herself wrote.  I added her personal account of the flight across the Atlantic, 20 Hrs., 40 Min., to the list.

Off the Nonfiction TBR:  

Even though I did review a nonfiction book this week, it came off the Personal tab rather than this one, so none off.

Total for the Nonfiction TBR:  80 (up one).


Grand Total for the Week:  Eight on and six off, so up a net of two – not bad!  :-D

2 thoughts on “The Tottering TBR // Episode XIX

  1. I hope you find a great book soon! Lately it seems every other book is one that’s not very good. The book I finished yesterday wasn’t great, but I’m really enjoying the book I’m reading now. And I hope you get to read What to Say Next soon!

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