Reading Review: May 2022

Welcome to my Monthly Reading Review.
This post is my attempt to keep track of how I’m doing with my reading challenges and resolutions.

BOOKS I’VE READ

DeathontheNile DeathComesastheEnd MurderbytheSeaside

Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot #17) by Agatha Christie

Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie

Murder by the Seaside by Cecily Gayford

Total Loaned Books Read This Month:  2
Total Own Books Read This Month:  1
Overall Total Books Read This Month:  3

Total Loaned Books Read 2022:  7
Total Own Books Read 2022:  5
Overall Total Books Read 2022:  12

MY READ OF THE MONTH

DeathontheNile

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. I had such a good time reading this, and I cannot believe I waited so long to finally pick it up. I loved the exotic location, the little mysteries surrounding so many of the characters, and the characters themselves. Even knowing the outcome I would be tempted to read this again.

BEAT THE BACKLIST

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My total for this challenge is currently 10 books read.  So far I’ve read:

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
Buried (DC Jack Warr #1) by Lynda La Plante
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower #4.5) by Stephen King
Murder is Easy (Superintendent Battle #4) by Agatha Christie
Foundryside (The Founders Trilogy #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett
The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Room in the Attic by Louise Douglas
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot #17) by Agatha Christie
Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie

Beat The Backlist Bingo Progress

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This year Bingo is back with a great collection of prompts.  While my main focus is the 24-prompt card I may choose a few from the 52-prompt list as well (both cards can be viewed here).
I recently posted updated versions of each of the cards for my progress from January to March, which can be viewed over at my Challenge Check-In post.
Here is a collection of covers that fulfill a prompt on either of the cards featured:

OnceandFutureWitches NothingButBlackenedTeeth Buried
WindThroughtheKeyhole MurderisEasy Foundryside
BeautifulOnes RoomintheAttic DeathontheNile
DeathComesastheEnd

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – A book about siblings
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw – Novella
Buried (DC Jack Warr #1) by Lynda La Plante – One word title
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower #4.5) by Stephen King – Your favourite trope on the page
Murder is Easy (Superintendent Battle #4) by Agatha Christie – Murder, mystery – or both!
Foundryside (The Founders Trilogy #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett – New-to-you author
The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Discovered via social media
The Room in the Attic by Louise Douglas – Indie or self published
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot #17) by Agatha Christie – You watched the show or movie first
Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie – Forgotten on your shelf or eReader

PICTURE PROMPT BOOK BINGO

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You can find out more about the Picture Prompts Book Bingo over at Bookforager. I have progress to report again this month. I’ve added one more book to this card (which I’ll update at my next Challenge Check-In). I have managed to fill five of the picture prompts so far with:

Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
Foundryside (The Founders Trilogy #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
The Room in the Attic by Louise Douglas
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot #17) by Agatha Christie

You can view a recent update of my progress on this bingo card over at my Challenge Check-In post.

Challenge Check-In

January to March 2022

GOODREADS

I’ve read 12 books so far this year.

GOALS

  • I read another book that I already own, Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie.
  • I also read another Agatha Christie book. She’s one of the authors I wanted to read more of this year so I’m not doing too badly with that and I hope to fit in at least one more some time soon.
  • I added two books to my Beat the Backlist challenge this month and found a bingo category for each of them.
  • I added one more book to the Bookforager Picture Prompt Bingo card.
  • I’m continuing my monthly update posts to record my reading and any challenge progress I’ve made.

So concludes May’s Reading Review. See you again next month.

7 thoughts on “Reading Review: May 2022

    • pagesandtea says:

      Thanks. I’m enjoying Beat the Backlist and it’s good encouragement to finally try and reduce my TBR list a litte bit, although for every book I read I probably add at least another one to the list.

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