Reading Review: September 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

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Witch by Finbar Hawkins

The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter #1) by Chris Carter

The Night Whispers (Slayton Thrillers #2) by Caroline Mitchell

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:  12
Total Own Books Read 2022:  10
Overall Total Books Read 2022:  22

MY READ OF THE MONTH

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Last month’s Read of the Month was a book from the Robert Hunter series and this month it’s another book from the same series. The Crucifix Killer is the first book in the series and I enjoyed it just as much as the other two I’ve read so far. I’m surprised I’ve not come across the series before now, but at least that means there are plenty of books still to pick up. I’m also surprised how much I’m enjoying something so gruesome because this book definitely has its moments, but I still found it hard to put down.

BEAT THE BACKLIST

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My total for this challenge is currently 19 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
The Hollows by Mark Edwards
The Midnight Man by Caroline Mitchell
Billy Summers by Stephen King
An Evil Mind (Robert Hunter #6) by Chris Carter
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers
The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard
Hunting Evil (Robert Hunter #10) by Chris Carter
Witch by Finbar Hawkins
The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter #1) by Chris Carter

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, April to June, and July to September, which can be viewed over at my Challenge Check-In posts.
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   Hollows MidnightMan
BillySummers EvilMind AngryPlanet
NothingMan HuntingEvil Witch
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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
The Hollows by Mark Edwards – a book set in the season you read it in
The Midnight Man by Caroline Mitchell – title is an alliteration
Billy Summers by Stephen King – superheroes/villains OR character in disguise
An Evil Mind (Robert Hunter #6) by Chris Carter – a book in a genre you never/rarely read
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers – set in space OR on/in the ocean
The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard – a book about books
Hunting Evil (Robert Hunter #10) by Chris Carter – everyone has read it but you
Witch by Finbar Hawkins – Debut novel
The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter #1) by Chris Carter – First in a series you’ve been putting off

PICTURE PROMPT BOOK BINGO

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You can find out more about the Picture Prompts Book Bingo over at Bookforager. Unfortunately I have no progress to report on this card for this month but I have recently posted an updated version of my progress so far over at my latest Challenge Check-In post. I have managed to fill 10 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
The Hollows by Mark Edwards
An Evil Mind (Robert Hunter #6) by Chris Carter
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers
The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard
Hunting Evil (Robert Hunter #10) by Chris Carter

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

April to June 2022

July to September 2022

GOODREADS

I’ve read 22 books so far this year so I‘ve managed to meet the target of 20 books I originally set for myself. Now it’s a matter of how many more I’ll be able to add over the next few months.

GOALS

  • I’m still progressing through a number of books from my backlist, although this month I added in a more recent title as well.
  • I’ve made a good start on #RIPXVII and am already thinking about books I’d like to read next month.
  • I added books to my Beat the Backlist challenge this month and updated my bingo card.
  • I posted a new Challenge Check-In, with the latest versions of the bingo cards for each challenge I’m attempting this year.
  • I’m continuing my monthly update posts to record my reading and any challenge progress I’ve made.

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

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