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May 2019 Haul/TBR Checkpoint

July 13, 2020

From last week’s announcement:

If you’ve been following my blog for a while (at least since last April), you may remember my haul & TBR “roundup” posts, where once every 3-6 months, I’d take a look back at old TBR and haul posts and figure up the stats for how many of those books I had read since the original posts. I had a lot of fun doing these, so I’m not sure why I stopped, but I was recently inspired by Misty to pick up the series again โ€” and this time, I’m changing each post to focus on just one month’s haul and TBR at a time!

I think I’d like each checkpoint post (previously named “roundup”, but I like this idea of a progress check-in term better) to tackle the posts from exactly a year prior, so I’ll be doing these once a week or so until I get caught up, and then they’ll just come once monthly. I hope you all like seeing these updates as much as I like writing them! ๐Ÿ’–

Side note: I will not be counting library loans or Kindle freebies in these stats.


TBR checkpoint

My May 2019 TBR was actually aย Moody May announcement, so I didn’t have much of a TBR โ€” just one “try a chapter” challenge winner and my leftover reads from April. Hey, the percentage breakdown on this one is pretty decent!

chart depicting 80% read, 20% 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


๐Ÿ“– The Death of Mrs. Westaway
โœ…ย Sorcery of Thornsย 
โœ… Dead Until Dark
โœ… Godsgrave
โœ… In Darkness, Delight
โœ… New Orleans Rushย (DNF)
๐Ÿ“– The Name of the Wind
โœ…ย The Right Swipe
โœ… Decluttering at the Speed of Life
โœ… The Foxhole Court (DNF)


haul checkpoint

chart depicting 3.5% removed from TBR, 26.3% read, 70.2% still on TBR

Another huge haul in May 2019, though thankfully, most of it was from the library, and those don’t count. ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ˜… That said, I’m a little taken aback by just how low that “read” percentage is. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

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 Aurora Rising
๐Ÿ“– The House Witch
๐Ÿ“– All My Colors
๐Ÿ“– The Whisper Man
๐Ÿ“– The Missing Season
๐Ÿ“– Empire of Silence
๐Ÿ“– The Ten Thousand Doors of January
โœ… The Girl in Red
๐Ÿ“– A Reflection of Shadows
โœ…ย Regression, Vol. 1


๐Ÿ“– The Slave
๐Ÿ“– Mister Tender’s Girl
โœ…ย Seven Slightly Sadistic Stories
๐Ÿ“– Lost in Me
๐Ÿ“– Angel Mage
๐Ÿ“– Well Met
โœ…ย The Resurrectionists
๐Ÿ“– Full Throttle
๐Ÿ“– 29 Seconds
โœ… In the Shadow of Spindrift House


โœ… The Town That Feared Duskย 
๐Ÿ“– Terminal
๐Ÿ“– A Lush and Seething Hell
โœ… Reading Quirks
๐Ÿ“– Sabbath
โœ… Elfen Lied Omnibus, Vol. 1
๐Ÿ“– The Whisper Network
โœ… [Dis]Connected, Vol. 2ย (DNF)
๐Ÿ“– The Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 11
๐Ÿ“– The Dead Girls Club


โœ…ย Imaginary Friend (DNF)
๐Ÿ“– The Water Dancer
โœ…ย Get a Life, Chloe Brown
๐Ÿ“– Twice in a Blue Moon
๐Ÿ“– Crown of Oblivion
๐Ÿ“– The Survival List
๐Ÿ“– Kingdom of Souls
๐Ÿ“– The Never Tilting World
๐Ÿ“– Beyond the Black Door
โœ… Minecraft, Vol. 1


โœ…ย Stage Dreams
๐Ÿ“– The Voice in My Head
๐Ÿ“– The Storm Crow
๐Ÿ“– The Merciful Crow
๐Ÿ“– The Infinite Noise
๐Ÿ“– Who Put This Song On?
๐Ÿ“– Scars Like Wings
๐Ÿ“– Gravemaidens
๐Ÿ’” The Tenth Girl
๐Ÿ’” Loki: Where Mischief Lies


๐Ÿ“– Going Off Script
โœ…ย Cassandra Steps Out
๐Ÿ“– The Grace Year
๐Ÿ“– Into the Crooked Place
๐Ÿ“– The Beautiful
๐Ÿ“– Unpregnant
๐Ÿ“– Guest: A Changeling Tale


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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12 Comments

  • Reply devouringbooks2017 July 13, 2020 at 11:00 am

    This is a really good idea! There are some really great books that you didnt read though. Specifically Name of the Wind, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, The Merciful Crow and The Grace Year. All of those books were 5 star reads for me!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries July 19, 2020 at 7:19 pm

      Thank you! All of those sound SO good – I especially want to pick up Name of the Wind and The Ten Thousand Doors of January ASAP, but really, all of them! I need more hours in a day. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m glad you loved them!

      • Reply devouringbooks2017 July 29, 2020 at 9:47 pm

        Name of the Wind and The Ten Thousand Doors of January were both freaking incredible and became all time favorites of mine! Hope you enjoy!!

  • Reply evelynreads1 July 13, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Love these posts! Still so many amazing books one your TBR ๐Ÿ™‚

    (www.evelynreads.com)

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries July 19, 2020 at 7:19 pm

      Thank you! Oh my gosh, right? ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s exciting when you can look at your TBR and just know you have all of these amazing experiences ahead of you. โ™ฅ

  • Reply Sarah July 13, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    i’m suuuper excited for when you finally get around to Full Throttle — i think it was one of my favorite books last year! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries July 19, 2020 at 7:20 pm

      I think I’m going to have to put that one on my fall TBR because I genuinely can NOT believe I haven’t read it yet, especially after hearing you rave about it!!

  • Reply CJR The Brit July 13, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    I’d honestly be scared to look at mine!!!

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