Category: TBR Update

Weekly Round-Up 6/4/2017

It has finally gotten hot in North Dakota this week. It was kind of a busy week. My son turned 17 on Wednesday, and on Friday we went on a college tour. I came back impressed by the school and with a blister on my toe as a souvenir. So let’s get into what’s been happening in my little library this week.

I finished reading 2 books and I acquired 3, which brings the total TBR to 283. Ok, but in my defense I came across a bargain book bin while out shopping and those books just looked so sad that I had to give a couple of them a good home. I was performing a public service. My NetGalley score briefly saw 70% and then dipped back to 69% after I was approved for one of their books. It’s Kathy Reichs new book, and she’s one of my favorite authors, and the universe would have been very unhappy with me if I didn’t request it. Ooh, I am full of excuses today!

I do want to say thank you to my followers. I’ve had a little flurry of activity the last couple of weeks and my count is up to 149. If you’re not following me yet, I hope you will so I can pass the 150 mark.

Finally, I posted a couple of new narrations this past week. I hope you guys are enjoying them because I’m having a lot of fun making them.

Coming Up

Monday you will see my review of “Elementary, She Read“. Elementary, She Read

Tuesday and Thursday I will have new Journeys Through Bookland narrations. And Friday will be my review of “Cruel Winter”. Cruel Winter

I hope you all have a good week and discover lots of good books.

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 4/23/2017

I can’t believe it’s already late April. My son and I have 25 school days left and I mowed the lawn for the first time this year yesterday. Here in North Dakota the temperature has approached 70 a couple of times but we’re still in the 50’s most of the time, and expecting a lot of rain this coming week. Yesterday was quite exciting. I took my soon-to-be 17 year old son out to buy his first suit. He put on that suit and looked like he was ready to take on the world. I’ll try to get a picture after I pick it up from the tailors. His first prom is in 3 weeks! Ok, enough of the doting mother routine. Let’s check on the status of my TBR.

I picked up 3 books from NetGalley this week and I finished reading 3 books. I also took 1 book off the list because I just wasn’t enjoying it and decided I’m not going to finish it. So that makes the grand total 274. Since I added 3 and only finished one, my NetGalley score dropped back to 70%.

Coming Up

I finished reading “A History of Courtship” this morning and my review should go up tomorrow. I am currently reading “Actual Malice” by Breton Peace and Gary Condit,

Actual Malice

After that will be “Dead Watch” by John Sandford.

Dead Watch

I hope you are all having a relaxing Sunday. I will check in with you again next week.

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 4/16/2017

Alright, let’s open up the TBR and see where we stand this week. First, I’ve done a lot of reading this week and posted 3 new reviews, 2 books and a short story. I also added 2 items to the TBR, 1 book and 1 short story. This activity has bumped the TBR back up to 275. In addition, I now have 6 books in transit, and 3 pending requests on NetGalley.

Speaking of NetGalley, my score remains at 71%, though it did pop up to 72% for a day or two after I finished The Fifth Petal.

Coming Up

I am currently reading “Everything You Want Me to Be” by Mindy Mejia. Hope to finish it yet today. Everything You Want Me to Be

After that, I will be reading “Actual Malice” by Breton Peace and Gary Condit.

Actual Malice

I don’t have to go to work until Wednesday this week, so hopefully I’ll get another 2 or 3 reviews in this week.

Finally, I’m excited that I’ve gotten several new followers in the last few weeks. After being at a standstill for almost a year it’s nice to see that number going up a little. Enjoy the rest of your Easter and may all your reading dreams come true.

Happy Reading!

Best of 2016 and TBR Update

TBR Update

I am ending the year with a total TBR of 277. This includes all unread books on my shelves and review copies I know are on their way. Of this total 99 are books I acquired in 2016, 82 were acquired in 2015, and the remaining 98 I acquired in 2014 or earlier. I didn’t keep track of the total I acquired in 2016 so this post will be my baseline. On the plus side I read 113 books in 2016, and increase of 12 books from 2015.

Moving on to…

The Best Books I Read in 2016

Organized by genre with my favorite book of the year at the end.

Best Thriller:

Daddy Dearest

Best First-Time Author:


Best Paranormal:

Ink and Bone

Best Fantasy:

Visions of Zarua Book Cover

Best Non-Fiction:

Sky Rivals

Best Cozy Mystery:

Madness of Mercury

Best Literary Fiction:


Enchanted Islands

Best Book of the Year!!


Have a Happy New Year everybody!

Happy Reading!!