Monday, February 29, 2016

#ReadMyOwnDamnBooks - February

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.


John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock
Edward Scissorhands: Parts Unknown by Kate Leth and Drew Rausch
The Case of the Love Commandos by Tarquin Hall
Fire by Kristin Cashore
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (reread)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (reread)
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl (reread)
Sky Coyote by Kage Baker

Monthly Total: 8
Yearly Total: 15

I was worried because a couple of these were longer (John Halifax - 581 pages, Fire - 461 pages, and Thirteenth Tale - 406 pages) but I snuck in the Roald Dahl rereads and made my goal. Fire reminded me how much I liked Graceling too and so I will hopefully get to Bitterblue by this summer. I've also noticed as I look through my TBR for each new read that there might be a few more books that I am just not interested in anymore and can probably cull.

Next month, I'm going to be doing a bunch of DWJ rereads so that will be the bulk of my progress toward this. It won't really help me with the TBR but I'll be happy and that's what matters most!

What did you read from your own shelves this month?



  1. I can't believe I only finished three from my own shelves this month, and one was a reread! In my defense (to myself, because, really, who else would care?) I had three book group books and one on audio, and I'm in the midst of another Victorian doorstopper. I should have chosen another short book to cross off the list!

    1. Yeah, three rereads seemed like a little bit of cheating to me too but I did define at the beginning that it was TBR or rereads. I got hung up on a Victorian doorstopper too. ;)

  2. I read six from my own shelves this month and two that I bought this year, which is already an improvement because too often I buy new books, and they sit on my shelves for months or years before being read. I'd say my goal is to buy no new books in March, but I know I'll have to buy at least one for my book group (it's out of the library). :)

    1. One of these was one I bought this year as well but, like you, they frequently just get added to the stack and I don't get to them for years so it felt good to read it so soon!

  3. How'd you feel about Sky Coyote, then? Still into the series? Are you excited for Mendoza in Hollywood? Because if I may say so, that one's good and then The Graveyard Game is where the plot starts to really REALLY thicken.

    1. I didn't love it but it's because I don't love Joseph. I really liked it and I was stoked when it name-dropped my Great-Great Grandpa Mulholland. ;) I'm excited to go forward because I'm starting to REALLY need to know what the end game is!

  4. Nice work! It looks like you're doing a great job of staying on track with your goal.

    I went on a romance reading binge which helped clear a few of my own books off Mt TBR.

    1. I'm going back and forth between quick reads to clear off the TBR and longer ones that have sat there for a long time because I always put them off. Eventually I'll get through them all!