We’re another month into 2018 (seriously, where does the time go?!) and so it’s time to catch up on my progress in my Mount TBR Challenge.
I initially signed up for Pike’s Peak, which I’m delighted to say that I have already completed!
The books from my backlist that I read this month included:
- Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood – a wonderful retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest
- Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor – I found this novel a little difficult to get into, and I didn’t get around to reviewing it. Whilst it wasn’t entirely to my tastes, it does successfully portray the lives of those living with substance addiction
- Skitter by Ezekiel Boone – in preparation for the third instalment next March!
- I, Robot by Isaac Asimov – not what I expected, but I really enjoyed this collection of linked stories chart the development of robots and AI
- Zero K by Don Delillo – DNF
- Devotion by Ros Barber – another book that I didn’t get around to reviewing, but this looks at a society in which religious fundamentalism is considered a form of mental illness
- Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters – an absolutely brilliant portrayal of how the world might look if slavery had been allowed to continue
- The 7th Function of Language by Laurent Binet – review to follow
So, I’ve now read 16 books from my backlist, which, from a challenge perspective, means that I’ve completed Pike’s Peak, and I’m currently a third of the way up Mount Blanc:
I was doing really well at reducing my TBR, and then I went to the Orenda Books Roadshow on 27th February. This was an absolutely wonderful evening, and whilst I did manage to show some self-restraint (I only bought three books!!!), it did mean that my TBR didn’t go down as much this month:
- Total: 56
- Backlist: 36
- ARCs: 11
- New: 9