TBR Acrostic: Poetry

I read 41 books in March and my TBR . . . went up by 7, from 265 titles on March 1st to 272 titles on April 1st. That’s not too bad!

I featured ten titles on last month’s acrostic and I read four of them (My Policeman; One Boy, No Water; All the Young Men; Thirsty Mermaids), DNF one of them, and have two others checked out from the library so hopefully I’ll be getting to them shortly!

For this month’s acrostic, I’ve picked POETRY, since April is National Poetry Month. I do have some poetry and novels-in-verse on my TBR, but of course none that fit into the acrostic so this POETRY acrostic consists of six prose titles. That strikes me as rather fitting for the way this year is going, actually.

So, what’s on the list?

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TBR Acrostic: Motivation

I read 40 books in February and my TBR . . . went up by 3, from 262 titles on February 1st to 265 titles on March 1st. That’s not bad! It’s practically staying level.

I featured seven titles on last month’s acrostic and I read three of them (Sasha Masha, Nonbinary Genders, Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen!), DNF another, and have another on hold at the library. That means I did something with five of the seven titles, which is a very high percentage for me!

For this month’s acrostic, I’ve picked MOTIVATION, which has been in short supply for me lately. I am having the hardest time getting anything done, which makes sense given the state of everything, but is frustrating nevertheless.

So, what’s on the list?

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TBR Acrostic: Snowing

I read 63 books in January and my TBR . . . went down by 7, from 269 titles on January 1st to 262 titles on February 1st. A small reduction, but a reduction nevertheless! A good way to start off the reading year.

I featured seven titles on last month’s acrostic and I read two of them (Being Toffee, True Trans Bike Rebel) in January and I read another one of them (The Empress of Xytae) today, which I’m going to count, especially since I posted last month’s acrostic so late.

As for this month, I’ve picked SNOWING as the acrostic since that’s what’s been happening for the past, oh, 28 hours or so. I am super unenthused about shoveling tomorrow, but I did get a paid snow day today and the power stayed on, so I can’t complain that much.

So, what’s on the list?

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TBR Acrostic: Belated

I read 52 books in December and my TBR…went up by 32, from 237 titles on December 1st to 269 titles on January 1st. So much for the downward trend! And despite reading a grand total of 603 books in 2020, my January 2021 TBR has 52 more books than my January 2020 one.

At least I know I’ll never run out of things to read!

I featured eight titles on last month’s acrostic and I read three of them (Sharks in the Time of Saviors, Rise of Heroes, Transcendent 2) in December, as well as another (The Enigma Game) in the time that’s elapsed since I’ve gotten around to putting this post up.

And since I’m only remembering to do this post halfway through the month, I’ve picked BELATED as my acrostic for January!

So, what’s on the list?

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TBR Acrostic: Serenity

I read 49 books in November and my TBR…went down (!) by 14, from 251 titles on November 1st to 237 titles on December 1st. The second consecutive month with a decrease! Although I think that’s more due to the fact I’ve been adding fewer titles than usual… Some months I’ve added upwards of 50 books to the list, and this month I added a mere 26.

Anyway! Last month’s acrostic featured nine titles and I read nearly half of them, aka four (Ignite the Stars, Beetle & the Hollowbones, Apple: Skin to the Core, and The Time of Green Magic); I also DNF’d one, which ended up being a bit more academic than I was expecting/able to focus on, and have another one on hold. So not bad at all really.

For this month’s acrostic, I chose SERENITY because that’s something everyone could use right now, especially with the stress of the holiday season ratcheting up. For me personally, December is the absolute least relaxing month of the year in general, and this year has raised my baseline stress levels a lot, which isn’t exactly helping.

So, what’s on the list?

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TBR Acrostic: Hibernate

I read 57 books in October and my TBR…went down (!) by 19 (!), from 270 titles on October 1st to 251 titles on November 1st. I was so surprised by that decrease I actually did the math twice to make sure I hadn’t skipped something!

Last month’s TBR post was all about books with asexual-spectrum MCs for the Ace Race readathon. I listed eight books and read a whopping two of them (Elatsoe, Ace) but I also read a couple other books with ace characters! (Life Underwater, No Parking).

For this month’s acrostic, I chose HIBERNATE because, well… that is all I want to do right now. I am incredibly stressed about the U.S. election tomorrow, covid cases are on the rise in my area, and the clock change means it is dark so early and I hate it!

What’s on the list?

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October TBR: The Ace Race

I read 35 books in September and my TBR…went up by 20, from 250 titles on September 1st to 270 titles on October 1st. To think, a few short months ago I almost had it under 200…

I highlighted nine titles on last month’s acrostic, a grand total of two of which I actually read in September (Nessie Quest and The Turnaway Study).

This month I’m not doing an acrostic, but instead focusing on books on my TBR that work for The Ace Race, a readathon that runs for the entire month of October and focuses on books with asexual protagonists!

What’s on the list?

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TBR Acrostic: Be Counted

I read 49 books in August and my TBR…went up by 30, from 220 titles on August 1st to 250 titles on September 1st. Where do all these books keep coming from! It’s a mystery!

I didn’t do a TBR post in August, but I had 14 books in my July post…a whopping four of which I managed to read in the intervening two months (Beyond the Gender Binary, gods with a little g, All the Gay Saints, Revealing Selves).

This month’s acrostic was inspired by the U.S. Census. The census count is used for hugely important things, like determining how many representatives states get in the House, drawing up legislative districts, and distributing government funding for social services like Medicaid and Head Start. Since the U.S. Census is closing at the end of September, that means if you’re in the U.S. and haven’t submitted your census response yet, this is your last chance to be counted.

What’s on the list?

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July TBR: Transathon

I read 51 books in June and my TBR… went up by 9, from 220 titles on June 1st to 229 on July 1st.

I highlighted twelve titles on my June acrostic, and I read a grand total of three of them: ReverieOut of the Shadows, and Sweet Tea.

This month, my TBR is not in acrostic form. Instead, it’s centered around a readathon I’m very interested in: Transathon, which is all about reading books by and/or about trans and nonbinary people!

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll probably have noticed that I’m terrible at reading the titles I highlight in the same month I highlight them. Nevertheless…here is a selection of the books on my TBR that fit the Transathon theme!

What’s on the list?

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TBR Acrostic: Pride = Protest

I read 46 books in May and my TBR… went up by 5, from 215 titles on May 1st to 220 on June 1st.

I highlighted a mere six titles on my May acrostic, and I read just two of them – but I very much liked those two! (Anti/Hero and Every Penguin in the World).

For June, I wanted to go with a Pride-themed acrostic and given current events and the justified protests springing up across the U.S. I thought it was important to highlight the history of Pride: not as a celebration, but as a protest. Stonewall was a riot, and it was neither the first nor the last. Rebellion leads to rights.

Pride is a protest.

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