Friday, August 31, 2012

August 2012 Wrap-Up

Here's a summary of my book-related activity for August 2012. This month there was a Review Copy Cleanup Challenge, which is why I mostly read NetGalleys. I was quite successful in catching up on my review copies this month, and just in general! This month is the first month since starting Operation: TBR Reduction that I actually succeeded in reducing my TBR pile, despite the fact that I somehow wound up acquiring a bunch of new books! So I'm extremely happy about that. Here's to the next few months being just as awesome, so I can finish all my challenges. :)

Books I read (linked to the reviews)

Bandwidth by Angus Morrison (NetGalley - did not finish)
The Encounter (Animorphs #3) by K.A. Applegate (TBR pile)
A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager (NetGalley)
A Tale of Two Daddies by Vanita Oelschlager (NetGalley)
What I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor (NetGalley)
Spying Eyes (Sabrina the Teenage Witch #14) by Nancy Holder (TBR pile)
Lucretia and the Kroons by Victor LaValle (NetGalley)
Talisman of El by Alecia Stone (NetGalley - did not finish)
The Enchanted Truth by Kym Petrie (NetGalley)
Quarantine by John Smolens (NetGalley)
You are Microscopic (Choose Your Own Adventure #130) by Edward Packard (TBR pile)
The Infects by Sean Beaudoin (NetGalley)
Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice (reread [but this time in audio!])
Anthology I: The Other Side by Hamidah Gul (review copy - did not finish)
Dream Magic: Awakenings by Dawn Harshaw (review copy)
The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll (TBR pile) (not quite done yet, but I'm well on my way!)

Books I bought

Hunger by
Jackie Morse Kessler
James and the Giant
Peach by Roald Dahl
The Maze Runner
by James Dashner

The Howler (The Nightmare
Room #7) by R.L. Stine
Dr. Horrible and Other Horrible
Stories by Zack Whedon
Smoke and Mirrors
by Neil Gaiman

Horrors of the Haunted
Museum by R.L. Stine
The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma

Books I've been approved for on NetGalley

Lucretia and the Kroons
by Victor LaValle
Talisman of El by Alecia Stone
The Devil in Silver
by Victor LaValle
The Enchanted Truth by Kym Petrie
OMG Queer: Short Stories
by Queer Youth
The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Other e-books I received for review

Dream Magic: Awakenings
by Dawn Harshaw
Anthology 1: The Other Side
by Hamidah Gul

Books that magically appeared in my mailbox!

Twelve Months by
Steven Manchester

Ten Girls to Watch
by Charity Shumway
The Map of the Sky
by Félix J. Palma

Progress on challenges

The Encounter was my August book for the Read Your OWN Library! Challenge.

Spying Eyes was my August Random Read.

I completed the following letters for the 2012 A-Z Book Challenge: D, E, L, and Y

I read 4 books for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge.

I read 1 book for the 2012 Anne Rice Challenge. You can still sign up!

Operation: TBR Reduction: I added 19 books to my to read list and removed 20 (the number of books I read plus the 4 I got rid of), so my pile decreased by 1 this month! (OMG finally!)


  1. Congratulations on finishing so many books this month! I only managed to read 7 books for the Review Copy Cleanup Challenge, and read 3 others that weren't on my list. Sometimes a book just calls my name and I can't resist. :)

    Love your Operation: TBR Reduction! What a great idea!

    1. Thanks! I was just determined to get through as many of those NetGalleys as possible! I still have a few left, but I'm definitely happy with my progress.