Reading Challenge

Beat the Backlist Challenge Update


Another month gone, and I’m still woefully behind in Novel Knight’s BTB Challenge, although I did manage to tick off three titles from my backlist this month:

  • Way Down Dark and Dark Made Dawn by J. P. Smythe which I enjoyed but didn’t get chance to review
  • The Mandibles: A Family, 2029 – 2047 – which I started, but wasn’t really enjoying so I gave up on it ☹ (it had great potential, but there was so much focus on the economics that I just couldn’t get into it)

TBR Watch

I was doing really well this month, and I only bought two books – History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund and Exit West by Mohsin Hamid following the Booker Prize longlist announcement.

But I received two books to review, and three other books arrived:

  • Out of Bounds by Val McDermid from Susan at Books from Dusk Till Dawn
  • The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker from Zuky at Book Bum
  • House of Fiction by Phyllis Richardson – a book I backed through Unbound which explores the houses that inspired various works of fiction

So, my TBR hasn’t gone down quite as much as I’d hoped, but it has gone down!

TBR 1 Aug 17

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