The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 08/04/13


Here We Are & There We Go by Jill Dobbe

Zinsky the Obscure by Ilan Mochari

Pilgrim’s Wilderness by Tom Kizzia


The Returned by Jason Mott

The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti

Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall

Currently Reading:

Necessary Errors by Caleb Crain


The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

Pastrix by Nadia Bolz-Weber

Bookish/Bloggish Business:

Conquer those stacks!

I’ve been working on clearing my shelves for a little while now. But now I’m OFFICIALLY clearing my shelves by joining in Conquering the Book Stacks hosted by Tamara at Traveling with T:

What does this mean? Basically, for the month of August- we aren’t buying new books. We are going to shine a spotlight on our book shelves and start crossing books of the TBR List.

This also means that my self-imposed library ban will be staying in place. I will not be bringing new books into my house in August. I have enough review books to keep me busy for the foreseeable future.

If you’d like to see the list of books I read in July you can do so here. I read a ton in July…it was too damn hot to do anything else.

Hooray for August, let’s make it a good one!

Lastly, you’ll definitely want to enter my latest giveaway. Unless you don’t want to win a $50 gift card to Amazon that is.

52 thoughts on “The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 08/04/13

  1. Good week! I definitely like the idea of Conquering the Stacks, though in my case it will have to be virtual stacks (ebooks) as I will be traveling all month. I've already put a moratorium on getting more any books in August unless they're already on my TBR list and just haven't come out yet. I checked out Pastrix on Goodreads, and it sounds fascinating! I'll look forward to your review.Have a great week! Here's my Sunday Post.


  2. I was thinking that the Conquering Your Bookshelves thingie sounded like a fantastic plan and then I realized I already have a small stack of books sitting here that I bought August 2nd so I've already failed at the task! ::Sigh:: Good luck to you though!


  3. Good luck with the book challenge! Every month I say to myself I will not be buying books and every month I fail. I think I'm just going to roll with it now. I'll get round to reading them all…eventually. Have a lovely week 🙂


  4. Good luck with the TBR challenge! It's so hard to read books you own when you can read those any time. I mostly get distracted by library books with those darn due dates… they always seem to come so fast!


  5. Conquering the Stacks is a genius idea (although not a smart one for me right now, since I'm moving. I kind of have to live off of library books for the moment).I hope August is just as awesome for you as July was!


  6. You've inspired me! My TBR list is OUT OF CONTROL! So, I just suspended all my requested books at the library until 9/1. I don't normally buy books, but I may still have some coming in with giveaways, but other than that…I'll spend this month tackling my TBR shelves as well!


  7. Fabulous! Good job with reading so much, I'll have to catch up on all of your reviews that I missed while road tripping. And fabulous giveaway of course. Also love the idea of reading your own books for August. I was thinking of maybe doing a classics month or even a classics 2 weeks, where all I read for 2 weeks or a month are classics from my club list. -Rebecca @ Love at First Book


  8. I read the bit about Conquering the Stacks and thought, \”That doesn't apply to me because I don't buy books.\” After reading your comment, Lark, I remembered all those free e-books on my iPad! I have about 90 unread books in my Kindle app. I also have 330 books on my Goodreads TBR list, all of which are available at my local library. Perhaps I should do more reading and less adding in August myself!


  9. I definitely did want to enter your giveaway! :DI love those new Penguin novels you've got there [Necessary Errors, The Wicked Girls], mmm they know how to design a good cover!I've got The Returned and Whistling Past the Graveyard on my Kindle too. When when when??!Have a great week Jennifer!


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