In case you’re interested, here are the links to my previous TBR posts:
- Getting Personal #42: My First-Ever To Be Read List (TBR)
- Getting Personal #53: First TBR Recap
- Getting Personal #67: Second TBR Recap
- Getting Personal #75: Third TBR Recap
- Getting Personal #89: Fourth TBR Recap
- Getting Personal #100: Fifth TBR Recap
- Getting Personal #115: Sixth TBR Recap
- Getting Personal #122: My Take on “Down The TBR Hole”
Here’s what I’ve read since my last TBR update:
- Prez: A Story of Love, Margaret Garrison
- A Girl Named Rosa: The True Story of Rosa Parks, Denise Lewis Patrick
- A Girl Named Hillary: The True Story of Hillary Clinton, Rebecca Paley
- Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide, Patrice Banks
- The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling
Like I said in my first “Down The TBR Hole” post, I want to change up my TBR posts a little bit. Going forward, I will state my “Remove” list, and then state my “Keep” List.
As of May 5th, my updated TBR had 48 books.
Subtracting the five I read, that makes 43 books.
Removing from Laura Beth’s TBR:
- Bader, Bonnie, A Girl Named Helen: The True Story of Helen Keller (American Girl: A Girl Named)
- Calonita, Jen, Z On Location (American Girl: Z Yang, Book 2)
- Casanova, Mary, Menace at Mammoth Cave: A Kit Mystery
- Choi, Mary H.K., Emergency Contact
- Crowley, Cath, Words in Deep Blue
- Falligant, Erin, The Legend of the Shark Goddess: A Nanea Mystery
- Gaskell, Elizabeth, North and South
- Gilbert, Kelly Loy, Picture Us in the Light
- King, Stephen, 11/22/63
- Lyons, Kelly Starling, A Girl Named Misty: The True Story of Misty Copeland (American Girl: A Girl Named)
- McKinney, Ruth Ann, Reading Like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert
- Nijkamp, Marieke, Before I Let Go
- Prose, Francine, Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and For Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.)
- Ritter, Krysten, Bonfire
- Teagan, Erin, Luciana: Braving the Deep
- Teagan, Erin, Luciana: Out of This World
- Toobin, Jeffrey, American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst
- Tripp, Valerie, Turning Things Around: A Kit Classic Volume 2
- Tripp, Valerie, Full Speed Ahead: My Journey with Kit
- Yee, Lisa, Lea Dives In
- Yee, Lisa, Lea Leads the Way
- Yee, Lisa, and Kellen Hertz, Lea and Camila
Removal Rate: 22/43 = 51%
Keep & Re-Classify – Laura Beth’s Updated TBR
- Bader, Bonnie, and Connie Porter, The Underground Railroad (American Girl: Real Stories from My Time)
- Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker, The War I Finally Won
- Calonita, Jen, The Real Z (American Girl: Z Yang, Book 1)
- Carlson Berne, Emma, The Titanic (American Girl: Real Stories from My Time)
- Desmond, Matthew, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
- Ehrenreich, Barbara, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
- Green, John, Turtles All the Way Down
- Haddix, Margaret Peterson, Among The Hidden (Shadow Children #1)
- Hite, Sid, My Name is America: The Journal of Rufus Rowe, Witness to the Battle of Fredericksburg
- Lehr, Dick, Trell
- McNamara, Michelle, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
- Miranda, Megan, All The Missing Girls
- Murphy, Jim, My Name is America: The Journal of James Edmond Pease, A Civil War Union Soldier, Virginia, 1863
- Myers, Walter Dean, My Name is America: The Journal of Joshua Loper, A Black Cowboy
- Paley, Rebecca, The Boston Tea Party (American Girl: Real Stories from My Time)
- Shetterly, Margot Lee, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
- Skloot, Rebecca, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Swanson, Jennifer, Pearl Harbor (American Girl: Real Stories from My Time)
- Teagan, Erin, Luciana
- Toobin, Jeffrey, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson
- Tripp, Valerie, Read All About It: A Kit Classic Volume 1
Keep Rate: 21/43 = 49%
Adding To The TBR
I’ve decided to limit myself to adding no more than 10 books to my existing TBR every quarter. Hopefully, this will keep me in check, and also motivate me to add books that I really, truly want to read.
- Arnold, David, Mosquitoland
- Block, Lawrence, Small Town
- Fisher, Carrie, Wishful Drinking
- Hopkins, Ellen, Crank
- Reynolds, Jason, Long Way Down
- Summers, Courtney, All the Rage
So, my current total is 27 books. Much better than over 180 a while back!
Do you have a TBR?
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂
I have books I would love to read, don’t have an actual list, more memory of some. If I see them in the shops, bookstores or markets I will jump on them. At the moment I have a few books partly read on my dresser and others on the bookshelf as well as others in boxes down in the garage to go through (need a bigger bookshelf maybe one that wraps around a room) I am too scared to get a kindle or audio books as I will never make it to the top.
I’m in a similar boat. I don’t have a Kindle or audio books, either. I listened to several books on CD in high school and college, while driving, but now I listen to podcasts on my phone.
How good are podcasts!!! I link them from my phone through the audio system in the car. 😀
Nice! My car is a bit older, but my husband recently bought a Bluetooth FM transmitter for his car and phone. It’s really cool!
It definitely makes life a lot easier 🙂 But I share in your pain we didn’t always have the newest tech in cars. I still remember the days of making mix tapes for drives lol
Definitely! My mom’s Volvo station in the later 1990s had a six-CD changer in the trunk – It was awesome!
I think people load up on Kindle books, especially if they’re on offer, and don’t get round to reading them much of the time. My highly unscientific research suggests you’re more likely to read a physical paper book you purchased, even from the charity shop / thrift store.
I agree with you! I will always prefer physical books.
I like how you have not only all of the books you would like to read but also the links to those books 🙂 I will definetly check these out! Thanks so much!
I’m happy to help. I appreciate your compliment. You’re welcome!
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