Monday, March 7, 2011

February TBR Pile Update

So how did my February fare? Let's take a look back at the year's starting line first -

The physical TBR pile -



And my digital copy list from NetGalley -

1. Crazy by Han Nolan
2. Alison's Wonderland by Alison Tyler
3. Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton
4. The Secret of Ka by Christopher Pike
5. Annexed by Sharon Dogar
6. Demon Hunts by CE Murphy
7. Eight for Eternity by Mary Reed and Eric Mayer
8. Lovely by Kris Starr
9. Captive Spirit by Liz Fichera
10. Ghost Shadow by Heather Graham
11. The World Above the Sky by Kent Stetson
12. Tricker's Girl by Hilari Bell
13. Roman Games by Bruce MacBain
14. F**k it by John C. Parkin
15. Views from the Loft by The Loft Literary Center
16. My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent
17. The Hypnotist by MJ Rose
18. Spy Glass by Maria V. Snyder
19. Past Midnight by Mara Purnhagen
20. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
21. Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner
22. Losing Romeo by AJ Byrd
23. The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey
24. The Sevenfold Spell by Tia Nevitt
25. The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks
26. Those That Wake by Jesse Karp
27. The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
28. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
29. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
30. Grilled Cheese Please! by Laura Werlin
31. Savannah Grey by Cliff McNish
32. The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird
33. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
34. Mystify by Artist Arthur
35. Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby
36. Everything I Was by Corrine Demas
37. What Can't Wait by Ashley Hope Perez
38. One Hundred Candles by Mara Purnhagen
39. My Favorite Band Does Not Exist by Robert T. Jeschonek

How much did I take off the top in February? The tangible pile -


Despite that seventh growth off to the side, if I squint just right, it looks like my piles might have gotten a little smaller. That's thanks in large part to some crafty reorganizing. I had a few books in my ARC pile that weren't actually ARCs. Plus I weeded out the series books in the rest of my TBR pile that I hadn't read the first book to. Doesn't make much sense to read a further book in a series without reading the first. Those books are off to the left out of frame. That pile it about the size of the seventh one on the right.

And the digital copies, mostly from NetGalley?

1. Alison's Wonderland by Alison Tyler
2. Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton
3. The Secret of Ka by Christopher Pike
4. Annexed by Sharon Dogar
5. Demon Hunts by CE Murphy
6. Eight for Eternity by Mary Reed and Eric Mayer
7. Lovely by Kris Starr
8. Captive Spirit by Liz Fichera
9. Ghost Shadow by Heather Graham
10. The World Above the Sky by Kent Stetson
11. Tricker's Girl by Hilari Bell
12. Roman Games by Bruce MacBain
13. F**k it by John C. Parkin
14. Views from the Loft by The Loft Literary Center
15. Past Midnight by Mara Purnhagen
16. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
17. Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner
18. Losing Romeo by AJ Byrd
19. The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey
20. The Sevenfold Spell by Tia Nevitt
21. The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks
22. Those That Wake by Jesse Karp
23. The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
24. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
25. Grilled Cheese Please! by Laura Werlin
26. Savannah Grey by Cliff McNish
27. The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird
28. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
29. Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby
30. Everything I Was by Corrine Demas
31. What Can't Wait by Ashley Hope Perez
32. One Hundred Candles by Mara Purnhagen
33. My Favorite Band Does Not Exist by Robert T. Jeschonek
34. This Girl is Different by JJ Johnson
35. #01 I Love Him to Pieces by Evonne Tsang
36. Fail Harder by failblog.org community
37. In the Arms of Stone Angels by Jordan Dane
38. Stay by Deb Caletti (S&S Galley Grab)
39. Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble (free copy form BN)
40. The Paradise Prophecy by Robert Brown
41. Bumped by Megan McCafferty

Up two on the digital side but there's a smidge off my actual reading pile. That's something if not anything. Must. Work. Harder.

10 comments:

Diana Dang said...

Oh lord! And I thought I had a lot! xD Then again I haven't been with the current YA blogosphere like I was last year due to school so luckily my pile isn't going up like mad anymore.

Jessi E. (The Elliott Review) said...

Progress has been made, it looks like... I need to get moving on mine!

Chel said...

Oh, wow! I think I'm gonna need that many books for summer vacation since I'll be staying at my house. Alone. With nothing to do and few books for company.

The Procrastinator's Corner

Jessica said...

Wow and I thought my TBR pile was big. Are you using an ereader? I had to decline reviewing a book I got from netgalley as reading on the computer here at work was a bitch. I don't want to kill my eyes and I was looking forward to it but I just had to say no. From now on I plan on making sure all netgalley requests are for relatively short books.

Donna said...

Jessica, yeah I use one. I used to read them on my laptop which was nominally cumbersome but still doable. At least I was able to sit on my bed and read. When I killed that dead, I didn't actually need to replace it because I had a desktop. So it was either sit in front of a desktop and read or get myself an eReader. The latter was much less painful and worth it, in my opinion. I've only read galleys on it but I like it. I use a Sony eReader Touch. The only downside to it is there's a glare on the screen so reading can get a little annoying. Other than that, no complaints.

Jennifer (An Abundance of Books) said...

I find this very encouraging. I think I'll reorganize some of my books so that the TBR is less scattered. Maybe visually seeing them (the physical books at least) migrate off the TBR shelf will help me along.

Razib Ahmed said...

I feel inspired by your TVR list. I cannot find enough time to read some books. Seeing your TBR list, I feel now motivated.

Wilde.Dash said...

Um, wow. Yeah, you've totally blown my book piles out of the water. I think looking at that every day might drive me crazy...

Anyhow, dig the graphics. Really charming blog set up.

Mad Scientist said...

Good Job at chomping down some rather fine books.

Between you and I, I think the TBR pile never shrinks... it has permanat miracle grow on it. Because mine is ever growing. It does tower over me.

Mad Scientist
http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

Sabrina said...

And I thought my 80 books are a lot :)

Organizing the TBR piles is a great idea, I think I will organize them by genres.

I have only bought one new book this week and hope to go on without buying more books than I read.

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