July 2019 Haul/TBR Checkpoint

July 27, 2020

It’s time for another haul/TBR checkpoint post! In these posts, every month, I look at the haul and TBR posts from that same month one year prior and see how many of those books I actually read since then. It’s just a fun way to show some stats and hold myself accountable since I want to start doing a better job of reading my new books soon after hauling them!

Side note: I will not be counting library loans or Kindle freebies in these stats. I also do not count rereads in the TBR checkpoints.

TBR checkpoint

I was including “leftover from last month” books from my TBR lists, but it’s making the TBR section really long and causing duplicates, so I think I’ll just start picking the books from my actual TBR for that month? Thoughts? ?

chart depicting 50% read, 50% still on TBR

✅ read, DNFed, or in progress
? still on TBR
? removed from TBR without reading

✅ Dead to the World
? If You See Her
✅ We Have Always Lived in the Castle
? Dahlia Black
? Salvation Day
? How We Became Wicked
The Work of Art (DNF, might give another try someday)

haul checkpoint

chart depicting 42.3% read, 50% still on TBR, 7.7% removed from TBR

The last one was supposed to be the “last big haul” before an ARC ban, huh? … lol

✅ read, DNFed, or in progress
? still on TBR
? removed from TBR without reading

In the Shadow of Spindrift House
? A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft
? We Live Inside Your Eyes
? How it Feels to Float
? Suffer Love
? We Contain Multitudes
? Quiver
The Work of Art (DNF, might give another try someday)
? The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep
? An Unconditional Freedom

? We Love Anderson Cooper
? The Widow of Pale Harbor
? Michigan vs. the Boys
? Real Queer America
? A Violet Fire
? The Map From Here to There
? You Owe Me a Murder
? The Sound of Drowning
✅ Love in Focus, Vol. 1
✅ Choking Back the Devil

? Becoming the Dark Prince
? Obsidian
? Team Phison
? Full Disclosure
? His Hideous Heart
? Remember Me
✅ Unicorn Magic
✅ Llewellyn’s Little Book of Empathy
✅ The Mindful Place of Calm
✅ Born Under a Good Sign

✅ The Weaving Explorer
✅ Digital Hand-Lettering and Modern Calligraphy
? Red Hood
? Every Other Weekend
? Violet
✅ Cosmic Crystals
? Taaqtumi
? The Deep
? Echoes
✅ Seven Deadly Shadows

? Salvaged
? Foul is Fair
✅ Witchy
✅ Mooncakes
✅ Garden of Ravens
✅ Rose, Vol. 1: Double Life
✅ Mamma Mia! Vol. 1
✅ Let’s Be Weird Together
✅ Great Goddesses
✅ A World Full of Spooky Stories
✅ Wait, What?
✅ The Escape Manual for Introverts

So, do you ever look back on your old TBRs and hauls to check your progress? Is it usually better or worse than mine? ? Mine isn’t great in this checkpoint, but I’m hoping these stats will get progressively better — partially because I haul less books than I used to in the average month, and partially because I’m trying to get better about actually reading things shortly after hauling them!


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Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

    1. I have started looking back at my Monthly TBRs and even some of my TBR Lows & Highs. It has been interesting to see what I was so excited to read, but still haven’t gotten to. There was even a month where I had read all the books! That was an exciting moment haha. It is always fun to look back~ I feel like my blog is like a journal that way ^_^

      1. I love looking back on Highs & Lows posts! It makes me miss doing them because I feel like it was easier for me to remember to read things shortly after adding them to my TBR when I was doing those posts. I might have to pick them back up again soon, or at least do a monthly TBR additions highlight post. And that’s awesome that you had a 100% success month!!! What does that even feel like?! ??

        1. A 100% month feels shocking and quite unbelievable. I don’t think it will want again for at least a year haha — seems to take me that long to get through a “months” TBR ! 😉

    1. Oh Seven Deadly Shadows. I really want to read that one. I think that you are doing fairly great with reading all the books you haul. In October I’m going to be looking at my birthday hauls haha.

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