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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 countย 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? ๐Ÿค”

chart depicting 50% read, 50% still on TBR

๐Ÿ“š EMOJI / FORMATTING KEY ๐Ÿ“š
โœ…ย read, DNFed, or in progress
๐Ÿ“– still on TBR
๐Ÿ’” removed from TBR without reading


โœ…ย Dead to the World
๐Ÿ“– If You See Her
โœ… We Have Always Lived in the Castle
๐Ÿ“– Dahlia Black
๐Ÿ“– Salvation Day
๐Ÿ“– How We Became Wicked
โœ… Changeling
โœ… 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

๐Ÿ“š EMOJI / FORMATTING KEY ๐Ÿ“š
โœ…ย read, DNFed, or in progress
๐Ÿ“– still on TBR
๐Ÿ’” removed from TBR without reading


โœ… In the Shadow of Spindrift House
๐Ÿ“– A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft
๐Ÿ“– We Live Inside Your Eyes
๐Ÿ“– How it Feels to Float
๐Ÿ“– Suffer Love
๐Ÿ“– We Contain Multitudes
๐Ÿ“– Quiver
โœ… The Work of Art (DNF, might give another try someday)
๐Ÿ“– The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep
๐Ÿ“– An Unconditional Freedom


๐Ÿ“– We Love Anderson Cooper
๐Ÿ“– The Widow of Pale Harbor
๐Ÿ“– Michigan vs. the Boys
๐Ÿ“– Real Queer America
๐Ÿ“– A Violet Fire
๐Ÿ’” The Map From Here to There
๐Ÿ’” You Owe Me a Murder
๐Ÿ’” The Sound of Drowning
โœ…ย Love in Focus, Vol. 1
โœ… Choking Back the Devil


๐Ÿ“– Becoming the Dark Prince
๐Ÿ“– Obsidian
๐Ÿ“– Team Phison
๐Ÿ“– Full Disclosure
๐Ÿ“– His Hideous Heart
๐Ÿ“– Remember Me
โœ…ย Unicorn Magic
โœ… Llewellyn’s Little Book of Empathy
โœ… The Mindful Place of Calm
โœ… Born Under a Good Sign


โœ…ย The Weaving Explorer
โœ… Digital Hand-Lettering and Modern Calligraphy
๐Ÿ“– Red Hood
๐Ÿ’” Every Other Weekend
๐Ÿ“– Violet
โœ…ย Cosmic Crystals
๐Ÿ“– Taaqtumi
๐Ÿ“– The Deep
๐Ÿ“– Echoes
โœ… Seven Deadly Shadows


๐Ÿ“– Salvaged
๐Ÿ“– Foul is Fair
โœ…ย Witchy
โœ… Mooncakes
โœ… Garden of Ravens
โœ… Rose, Vol. 1: Double Life
โœ… Mamma Mia! Vol. 1
โœ… Let’s Be Weird Together
โœ… Great Goddesses
โœ… A World Full of Spooky Stories
โœ… Wait, What?
โœ… 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? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Mine isn’t great in this checkpoint, but I’m hoping these stats will get progressively better โ€” 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!

โ€” destiny โ™ฅ

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  • Reply Meeghan reads July 28, 2020 at 8:41 am

    *gasp!* You took Map off your TBR?! Poor Paige and Max!!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries July 31, 2020 at 5:36 pm

      Ahaha awww! ๐Ÿ’” I think I’ve just reached the point where it’s so hard for me to be very interested in YA contemporary books. ๐Ÿ™ Maybe someday, though!!

  • Reply Sionna (Books in Her Eyes) July 31, 2020 at 9:01 am

    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 ^_^

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries July 31, 2020 at 5:39 pm

      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?! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ–ค

      • Reply Sionna (Books in Her Eyes) July 31, 2020 at 9:41 pm

        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 ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Annemieke August 4, 2020 at 5:37 am

    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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