Friday, April 1, 2016

#ReadMyOwnDamnBooks - March and Spring Reading

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.


Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett (reread)
The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones (reread)
Archer's Goon by Diana Wynne Jones (reread)
Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones (reread)
American Gods by Neil Gaiman (reread)
House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones (reread)

Monthly Total: 6
Yearly Total: 21

So, I didn't actually read any books off of my TBR unless you count the fact that this was my first time reading the Author's Preferred Edition copy of American Gods that I've owned for a while and the copy of Equal Rites is one that I bought for the read-along. Both were books I had read before though so I just counted them as rereads. But, luckily, part of reading my own damn books is allowing myself rereads and so I did great on that front this month.

I should have a lot of time this spring to get to books on my TBR, especially with Z's spring break starting in a week and a half. I tend to reshuffle the books onto the top shelf of my TBR bookshelf that I'm currently the most interested in. Here's what that shelf currently looks like:

I'm actually planning on a whole reread of the Girl Who ... series, probably on 24-Hour Read-a-Thon day (April 23), and hopefully get to these last two books. And I might reread the other Miss Peregrine books before I read Library of Souls. It's been a while and I don't really remember what all has happened.

There are a few random books in here, including a reread of Ready Player One. I listened the first time so I'm curious how it is in print. Two of these are starts to series (Rivers of London and The Chatelet Apprentice) so I may or may not get to those unless I'm ready.

And here I have a couple of mysteries, continuing series books, and other random books. I'm definitely looking forward to some of these! A few of them will also count for the Once Upon a Time X event (which is actually why you see so much fantasy here). I love spring reading!

What books do you have your eye on to read in April?

Making plans for reading,


  1. Rereads! I'm always happy about rereads. :)

    1. Me too. I love picking up some of these books I'm hoarding and using them again. :)

  2. Rereads are also wonderful, though, even if they don't get you closer to your goals! This April so far, I have read a marvelous middle grade novel about foster care, a short book of nonfiction about AIDS in Africa, and a YA novel about the aftermath of a war, and they have all been smashing. Now I am reading Loretta Chase's latest. I don't know what else I'll be reading this month, but it's off to a promising start!

  3. Diving into a series for the Readathon sounds so fun, especially if you're rereading some books you know you love.

    1. Totally! I can't wait to immerse myself in the story all day long. :)