Mount TBR Challenge Update – May 2018

A little later than usual, but here is my progress in this year’s Mount TBR Challenge!

Challenge Update

You guys aren’t going to believe this, but I read 11 books from my backlist in April!  Admittedly this was helped significantly by a holiday and Dewey’s Readathon, but I’m really pleased with this!

I read:

  • The Child by Fiona Barton – unfortunately, I didn’t get around to reviewing this one, which is a shame as I think I liked it more than The Widow!
  • The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey – very enjoyable prequel to The Girl with all the Gifts.  I didn’t like it quite as much, but it was very good
  • Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King – an interesting and original story looking at what might happen if women were to disappear from the worl
  • The Girls by Emma Cline – very interesting look at cult mentality and what inspires such devotion in the followers of cult leaders
  • Jade City by Fonda Lee – unfortunately, this one just wasn’t for me – I’ve never been all that keen on urban fantasy, so this was very much a case of the book not being right for me!
  • Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff – I wondered how he was going to follow up Nevernight, and the answer is: brilliantly!  I absolutely LOVED Godsgrave!
  • Origin by Dan Brown – a little predictable, but still enjoyable if you’ve enjoyed the other Robert Langdon novels
  • The History of Bees by Maja Lunde – an absolutely brilliant novel with three very different narratives
  • Into the Water by Paula Hawkins – I liked this, but I didn’t like it as much as The Girl on the Train
  • The Death House by Sarah Pinborough – I liked this, but I had questions at the end of the novel – that said, I was hooked throughout
  • Bonfire by Krysten Ritter – I really enjoyed this small town thriller

Mount TBR May 18

So, Mount Blanc proved to be less challenging than I thought, and I’m now well on my way to the summit of Mt. Vancouver!

TBR Watch

  • Total: 46
  • Backlist: 20
  • ARCs: 10
  • New: 16

Whilst I’m pleased to have got down to 46 unread books, it won’t last, as I’ll be visiting the Hay Festival later this month, and I always come back with a ton of new books!

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16 thoughts on “Mount TBR Challenge Update – May 2018

    1. Ha ha! I’ve taken it a bit more seriously this year – it’s tough though! I also really want to read all the new books! 😂

  1. Well done!! I am woefully behind with my Mount TBR challenge. Not sure if I’ll be able to catch up but I’ll give it a good go! Good for you though. 👍🏻🤗

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