Bites
January 4, 2012
The year comes to an end and it’s time to take a look at what my TBR pile looks like to start fresh. Now, I’ve weeded a lot of books out. I’ve come to realize that my reading tastes have a tendency of changing subtly over time so it’d help me out a bit if I weeded through my TBR pile every six months or so to see if I actually still want to read what’s sitting there. Turns out I was able to hack away quite a bit. And while I was at it, I organized everything through Goodreads, that marvelous website. So now I have the whole of my TBR pile there. No more manual counting for me! Hooray! So let’s have at it.
The original TBR pile as so noted this time last year –
And the NetGalley list –

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. TRICKSTER’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

This will be the last time I use that image and this list as my starting point. For the next year, I move onto my current image and digital list which you can find below. But first, the final countdown. Not really. But you know what I mean. I finished up November with 262 books in my pile. For December? According to my awesome new counter on Goodreads? 197! Talk about weeding out! My local library is going to love me. And I feel a few pounds lighter.


Take a look at that. It’s all trimmed down. No longer a slew of piles all spread out everywhere, with a huge gap in the middle. I love streamlining. ARCs to the far left, the miscellaneous in the middle and my love of cheese in the far right two piles.

And the digital copies (from NetGalley unless otherwise stated) –

DREAMING ANASTASIA by Joy Preble (free copy from BN)
THE BUTTERFLY CLUES by Kate Ellison
DROWNING INSTINCT by Ilsa J. Bick
MESMERIZE by Artist Arthur
ESCAPING TITANIC by Marybeth Lorbiecki
TITANIC by Philip Wilkinson
TIME VOYAGE by Steve Brezenoff

THE LIBERATION OF MAX MCTRUE by Kim Culbertson (from the author)
Holy crap! That’s less than 10 from NetGalley! And none of them are out yet! I’m ahead of the game! I’m ahead! Now if I could just say the same thing about my ARC pile . . .

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