Category: TBR Update

Weekly Round-Up 8/20/2017

Well, this week didn’t go as planned. The process of getting ready to go back to school just seemed to take over my week and I didn’t get nearly as much reading done as I had hoped, nor did I do as many narrations as I wanted to. So, I start work again tomorrow and it will probably take me a couple of weeks to figure out what I can realistically accomplish each week. I apologize if you all have been missing me this week. Let’s check my status.

TBR – I did not add any books this week. But in the interests of full disclosure, I have at least 3 requests in at NetGalley. I finished 2 books this week and the current total is 274.

NetGalley Score – Currently sitting at 82% but if those requests come thru, I’m doomed.

Goodreads – I am still on track but barely…

Coming Up – So this is what’s coming but I’m making no guarantees as to when at this point. Review of “The Fact of a Body” by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, hopefully up tomorrow. The Fact of a Body I am currently reading “A Perfect Obsession” by Heather Graham. A Perfect Obsession So that’s it for today guys. Assuming I survive my first week back I check back in with you next week.

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up

Weekly Round-Up

Well, as you can see in the image I have achieved the coveted 80% badge on NetGalley. Now, let’s see how long I can keep it!

I am now only 2 weeks away from going back to work. I hope I can keep the momentum going here on the blog but I have a feeling some things are going to slip. I got a little behind on my narration schedule this week, partly because I had contractors in my house for 2 days, and partly because my dad bought me a new mic for my birthday and I’m waiting for it to arrive, hopefully tomorrow.

Now on to the good stuff…

TBR – this week I acquired 3 books: 2 ebooks and an audiobook. I finished 2 books, leaving me with a TBR of 276.

Goodreads – this challenge is really a challenge this year. Midweek, I was actually caught up and on track, but by Saturday I was 1 book behind again.

Coming up – Tomorrow you will get my review of “Emma in the Night” by Wendy Walker. Emma in the Night I’m listening to “The Muse” by Jessie Burton. The Muse Hopefully on Friday, you’ll get my review of “The Silent Corner” by Dean Koontz. The Silent Corner I will try to get a couple more narrations up also depending on what day my new mic arrives.

I hope you all have a great week! Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 7/30/2017

Welcome friends to another peek into the inner workings at Alinefromabook.

TBR – The week started at 274 and is now at 274. I added 2 books this week and finished 2 books, so no change.

NetGalley score – this number jumped from 76% to 78% – so close to the coveted 80%!

Goodreads challenge – I am now just 1 book behind schedule. Slowly getting caught up.

3 weeks till I go back to work. It’s been pretty quiet here at my place this past week. But I have a birthday coming this week so that might stir up a little excitement. Here’s what’s coming on the blog:

Monday – review of Gambrelli and the Prosecutor Gambrelli and the Prosecutor

Tuesday – Narration of The Fir Tree

Wednesday – Audiobook review of Hillbilly Elegy Hillbilly Elegy

Thursday – Narration of How the Wolf Was Bound

Friday – Review of Ross Poldark Ross Poldark

That’s it for now. Have a great week.

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 7/16/2017

Another Sunday has arrived and that means it’s time to check in with the TBR. So this week I finished one book and I DNFRd one book. I also acquired one book, which leaves the TBR at 276. My NetGalley score moved up a notch to 76%. I continue to be behind by 2 books on my Goodreads challenge. I was so hoping to get ahead over the summer, but I’ve been reading a lot of long books so I’m not moving through the list as quickly as I had hoped.

Coming Up – I am currently reading “In A Different Key” by John Donvan & Caren Zucker. This book traces the history of Autism in the U.S. If you’ve been following me for a while you know I like books about the brain and mental illness and this one I’m really enjoying because the way it’s written it almost reads like a novel. In A Different Key

And another psychology book coming up is “On Edge” by Andrea Peterson. This is the author’s story of her struggle with anxiety. On Edge I’ve also got 3 more narrations in the works for this week.

So that’s it for today. We are having a heat wave this week in North Dakota and I will be spending most of my time indoors and hopefully that will mean lots of reading time. Have a good week everybody!

Happy Reading and Listening!

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!!