The Tottering TBR // Episode 21

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…

Ohho, it is Wednesday, and you are probably thinking (because I know you live for my blog posts), “I thought Sarah was posting her Tottering TBR episodes on Wednesdays?  She’s almost out of time!”  Normally, I like to blog in the morning, but I actually made two airport runs yesterday – my dad and two of my brothers have been in Washington state for a couple of weeks, but for complicated reasons weren’t able to all fly back together.  So I got Dad around suppertime, and then picked up my brothers a little after midnight.  Since it’s about an hour drive, what with one thing and another I didn’t get to bed until around 2am, which is significantly past my normal 9pm bedtime!!  So, long story short, this morning I was sleeping instead of blogging!!  :-D

But I have a few minutes before my husband gets home, so I will see how far I can get!

Current Reads:

  • Infinity Rises by S. Harrison – this is the second book of a trilogy that is a little trippy but intriguing.
  • Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley – I didn’t think I was going to like this book, but it’s actually kind of interesting.
  • The Riddle of the Double Ring by Margaret Sutton – this is the 10th Judy Bolton book, and I’m going to take a little break after this one.  While these are pleasant reads, they are also a little same-y after a while.
  • The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham – this book isn’t creepy, exactly, but somehow does make me uneasy.

Added to the General TBR:

This has actually been a pretty quiet week for additions, with only one added – Watching You by Lisa Jewel, inspired by a review by Cleopatra.  I was almost POSITIVE that that book was already on my TBR, so it’s very possible that there have been some other recent reviews that made me think I had already added it…

Off the General TBR:

Unfortunately, nothing came off this week – most of my reviews were for books I own!

Total for the General TBR:  847 (up one!)


Added to the Personal TBR:

I ended up purchasing a secondhand copy of a Grace Livingston Hill book that has four stories in it, plus got two free Kindle books, so I sadly added six!  Where is my self-control?!

Off the Personal TBR:

I did, however, get a few titles off as well.  I reviewed Scotty by Frances Pitt (which I have owned FOREVER), as well as The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit.  I also reviewed Georgette Heyer’s Frederica, but it was technically a reread.  My other two reviews, The Midnight Kittens (Dodie Smith) and Fairest (Gail Carson Levine) weren’t actually on any of my lists.  (Crazy, right?!)

Luckily I was also able to eliminate a couple of Kindle books that were DNFs – Everblue (Brenda Pandos) and Love’s Funny That Way (Pamela Burford).  Everblue was honestly just pretty boring, and the Burford book was all sex and no story.  :-/

Total for the Personal TBR:  689 (up two)


Series TBR / Mystery Series TBR / Nonfiction TBR:

No change for any of these.


Grand Total for the Week:  Much better than last week!  Seven added and four off, so only a net gain of three, which is a pretty good week for me!  :-D