Sunday, January 31, 2016

#ReadMyOwnDamnBooks - January

I thought it would help me stay on course with reading my own books this year if I wrote up a summary post each month. Also, Andi has provided a nice monthly link post so we're obviously on the same page!

As a reminder, my goal is 80 books for the year from my own shelves, whether they're new books from the TBR or rereads (which I don't do enough of these days). I have a house full of books that are dying to be read!


Bryant & May Off the Rails by Christopher Fowler
The Prestige by Christopher Priest
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne (reread)
Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear
The Book Without Words by Avi
Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale
Wish Her Safe at Home by Stephen Benatar

Monthly Total: 7
Yearly Total: 7

80 is about 7 a month so I'm right on track and finding some great reads that have been sitting on my shelves for far too long. I moved forward in two series, managed a non-fiction, and pulled a couple of random TBR books that called to me. I'm definitely going to be writing a post on The Prestige and how it compares to the movie (which I watched again ... bad idea). I also have lots of thoughts about Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace. I've been thinking a lot lately about how women have been treated through time. I have also been sighing a lot lately.

What did you read from your own shelves this month?

Off to a good start,


  1. Only 2 for me this month -- epic fail. Between ILLs that arrived, book group, and audio books, it's been a slow reading month for me.

    1. I don't think I'll make 7 in February because I just started a 500+ page classic. Still, I'm going to have to read some of those this year if I'm clearing my shelves so I just need to chill. :)

  2. I had 4 from my own shelves - 3 were chapter books, but they still count. I have a bit of a library backlog that I'm trying to work through, but I have successfully NOT checked any more out, so that's a win in my world!

    1. They definitely do! I am going to read some of Z's graphic novels and those will count because they're in my house and I haven't read them.
      And not checking out new books is HARD so good job!

  3. Kristen, that's amazing! I am so impressed. I read one of my own damn books (AND immediately got rid of it! which I'm even prouder of!), and am reading a second one. But seven is super great.

    1. I'm getting rid of a couple too which is nice. I'm glad I read them and now I'll be glad to have the space for new books later!

  4. Yay for reading your own books. Good luck on keeping that up!

    1. Thank you! I spent the money on them so I might as well actually use them as something other than decor, right?!