Reading Resolutions 2020

Welcome to my 2020 Reading Resolutions post.

It’s become something of a little tradition on my blog to set out a few general reading hopes and goals for the coming year. Nothing too rigid, my Resolutions are general ideas and reminders about reading events and books I’d like to read soon.

As always I will participate in the Goodreads Challenge, setting myself a fairly low target. I enjoy keeping track of my reads and this challenge allows me to do that.
Beat the Backlist will also be making another appearance, to encourage me to stop neglecting books that have been on my TBR list for a while but never made it to the top.

General Goals

  • My own books. I want to try and give attention to books I already own by reading at least one of my own books, either e-book or real book, per month.
  • Participate in reading events and readathons and update my blog regularly throughout. In particular I’m looking out for Bout of Books and Reader’s Imbibing Peril. I’d also like to find more readathon events to participate in.
  • Read a variety of genres, but continue indulging my love of Fantasy/Dystopia/Post Apocalypse stories.
  • Particular authors…

    Read at least one book by Agatha Christie, perhaps Death on the Nile.
    Read at least one Discworld book by Terry Pratchett.
    Read another book from the Charlie Parker series by John Connolly.
    Read at least one backlist title by Stephen King. I already have copies of Different Seasons, Christine and Misery.

  • Read some Sci-Fi as I haven’t read much at all in this genre. Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill and the Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers may be my starting point.
  • Try an audio book. Specifically, try one audio book per month, assuming I enjoy my first experience. I might start with The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman.
  • Continue my monthly update posts to record my reading and any challenge progress.

Reading Challenges:

The Beat the Backlist Challenge

Goodreads

I want to read 20 books during the year

Possible Books to Read:

Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill
The Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman
The Colour of Magic or Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
Every Dead Thing by John Connolly
Different Seasons, Christine or Misery by Stephen King

I also have a further list of potential reads for the year which I’ve included in my Beat the Backlist sign up post.

Beat The Backlist 2020

Overview

A new year, a new TBR pile, and a new set of readers tackling their backlist!

Welcome to Beat the Backlist (the 2020 edition)! This reading challenge is dedicated to helping you knock those backlist books off your ever-growing to-read list.  Head over to Novelknight for full details.

Any genre, any format, any length.
Any book published in 2019 or earlier is fair game.
Re-reads count. And you don’t have to own the book!

Guidelines

The book must have been published in 2019 or earlier to count. It can be in any format (including an ARC/eARC) as long as the release date is 2019 or earlier (i.e. 2020 releases are not allowed).

You have to start and finish the book in 2020 to count it. Any books started in 2019 and finished in 2020 do not count. Any books started in 2020 and finished in 2021 also do not count.

The challenge runs from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

BEAT THE BACKLIST BINGO

It’s back! Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo was something I attempted last year, and I fancy having another go. It’s an added element to the challenge. There are two bingo cards available, you can find both over at Novelknight. One card features 24 general prompts. The second features 80 prompts total for readers wanting an EPIC challenge!

Potential Reads

2020 marks my fourth time participating in Beat the Backlist. As I did last year, I’ll set an initial target of 10 books to read, but hopefully will be able to manage more. My TBR pile is HUGE so there’s no shortage of books to choose from! Here is just a short selection of potential reads for this challenge…

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Dracul by J. D. Barker and Dacre Stoker
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
Tomorrow by Damian Dibben
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Different Seasons by Stephen King
The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes

There are so many more books I could have mentioned above, so I look forward to seeing how many books I manage to read for Beat the Backlist.


Monthly Progress

January

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Six by Luca Veste

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Poirot #20) by Agatha Christie

Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi

February

The Poison Song (The Winnowing Flame #3) by Jen Williams

The Colour of Magic (Discworld #1) by Terry Pratchett

March

Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker

The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg

April

A Different Kind of Evil (Agatha Christie #2) by Andrew Wilson

May

 

Beat The Backlist Bingo

Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo was something I attempted last year, and I fancy having another go. It’s an added element to the challenge.  I’m going for the card with  24 general prompts.  Let’s see how I progress:

           

               

Borrowed it for the cover – The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. I wanted to read this from the moment I first heard about it, but I’m using it for this category because I never got tired of looking at the cover. I also think this may be a contender for the category of a top 10 read of the year.

Released in the 2010’s – The Six by Luca Veste

Written before 2010 – Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Poirot #20) by Agatha Christie

Wish you had read it sooner – Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi

Book you never finished before – The Colour of Magic (Discworld #1) by Terry Pratchett

One word title – Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker

Genre you never/rarely read – The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg

 

 

Reading Review: December 2019

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

Angel Mage by Garth Nix

Total Library Books Read This Month: 1
Total Own Books Read This Month: 0
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 1

Total Library Books Read 2019: 27
Total Own Books Read 2019: 3
Overall Total Books Read 2019: 30

MY READ OF THE MONTH

I only read one book this month,  Angel Mage by Garth Nix.

BEAT THE BACKLIST

My total for this challenge is currently 11 books read.   So far I’ve read:

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (Poirot #35) by Agatha Christie
The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
Taken at the Flood (Poirot #28) by Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Poirot #4) by Agatha Christie
The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
Shiang (Empire of Salt #2) by C. V. Iggulden
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

This year I’m having a go a something a little different – Beat the Backlist Bingo. I have no idea how many of these boxes I’ll manage to tick but it’s a little extra to add to my challenge.

  

 

Book with under 1000 Ratings on GoodReads – 830 for The Stranger Diaries at time of Completion.

Part of a trilogy – The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

New-to-me Author – Kate Mascarenhas with The Psychology of Time Travel

Cover with your Favourite Colour – Taken at the Flood (Poirot #28) by Agatha Christie

Title is a Name – In this case, the title contains the name – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Poirot #4) by Agatha Christie

Over 400 pages – The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly is 496 pages

Book to movie/show – Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Cover art redesign – A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

One word title – Shiang (Empire of Salt #2) by C. V. Iggulden

On your TBR for 2+ years – The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

GOODREADS

This year I’ve read 30 books.

GOALS

  • I’ve managed to keep up with my reviews and post quite promptly this month.

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

Reading Review: November 2019

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

           

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Bone China by Laura Purcell

Full Throttle by Joe Hill

Total Library Books Read This Month: 3
Total Own Books Read This Month: 0
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 3

Total Library Books Read 2019: 26
Total Own Books Read 2019: 3
Overall Total Books Read 2019: 29

MY READ OF THE MONTH

     

It’s a hard choice this month and I can’t really choose between Bone China by Laura Purcell and Full Throttle by Joe Hill so I’m going to have to choose them both.

BEAT THE BACKLIST

My total for this challenge is currently 11 books read.   So far I’ve read:

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (Poirot #35) by Agatha Christie
The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
Taken at the Flood (Poirot #28) by Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Poirot #4) by Agatha Christie
The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
Shiang (Empire of Salt #2) by C. V. Iggulden
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

This year I’m having a go a something a little different – Beat the Backlist Bingo. I have no idea how many of these boxes I’ll manage to tick but it’s a little extra to add to my challenge.

  

 

Book with under 1000 Ratings on GoodReads – 830 for The Stranger Diaries at time of Completion.

Part of a trilogy – The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

New-to-me Author – Kate Mascarenhas with The Psychology of Time Travel

Cover with your Favourite Colour – Taken at the Flood (Poirot #28) by Agatha Christie

Title is a Name – In this case, the title contains the name – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Poirot #4) by Agatha Christie

Over 400 pages – The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly is 496 pages

Book to movie/show – Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Cover art redesign – A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

One word title – Shiang (Empire of Salt #2) by C. V. Iggulden

On your TBR for 2+ years – The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

GOODREADS

So far this year I’ve read 29 books.

GOALS

  • I’ve managed to keep up with my reviews and post quite promptly this month.

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

Reading Review: October 2019

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

     

The Institute by Stephen King

A Little Hatred (The Age of Madness #1) by Joe Abercrombie

Total Library Books Read This Month: 2
Total Own Books Read This Month: 0
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 2

Total Library Books Read 2019: 23
Total Own Books Read 2019: 3
Overall Total Books Read 2019: 26

MY READ OF THE MONTH

Tough choice because I enjoyed both the books I finished this month. I’m going to say The Institute by Stephen King.

BEAT THE BACKLIST

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

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (Poirot #35) by Agatha Christie
The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
Taken at the Flood (Poirot #28) by Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Poirot #4) by Agatha Christie
The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
Shiang (Empire of Salt #2) by C. V. Iggulden

This year I’m having a go a something a little different – Beat the Backlist Bingo. I have no idea how many of these boxes I’ll manage to tick but it’s a little extra to add to my challenge.

  

 

Book with under 1000 Ratings on GoodReads – 830 for The Stranger Diaries at time of Completion.

Part of a trilogy – The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

New-to-me Author – Kate Mascarenhas with The Psychology of Time Travel

Cover with your Favourite Colour – Taken at the Flood (Poirot #28) by Agatha Christie

Title is a Name – In this case, the title contains the name – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Poirot #4) by Agatha Christie

Over 400 pages – The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly is 496 pages

Book to movie/show – Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Cover art redesign – A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

One word title – Shiang (Empire of Salt #2) by C. V. Iggulden

GOODREADS

So far this year I’ve read 26 books.

GOALS

  • Participated in Readers Imbibing Peril throughout September and October.

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

Reading Review: September 2019

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

           

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

Shiang (Empire of Salt #2) by C. F. Iggulden

The Sword Saint (Empire of Salt #3) by C. F. Iggulden

Total Library Books Read This Month: 3
Total Own Books Read This Month: 0
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 3

Total Library Books Read 2019: 21
Total Own Books Read 2019: 3
Overall Total Books Read 2019: 24

MY READ OF THE MONTH

     

It’s a tie between the Empire of Salt books this month I think. Reading them so close together makes it difficult to choose between the two!

BEAT THE BACKLIST

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

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (Poirot #35) by Agatha Christie
The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
Taken at the Flood (Poirot #28) by Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Poirot #4) by Agatha Christie
The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
Shiang (Empire of Salt #2) by C. V. Iggulden

This year I’m having a go a something a little different – Beat the Backlist Bingo. I have no idea how many of these boxes I’ll manage to tick but it’s a little extra to add to my challenge.

  

 

Book with under 1000 Ratings on GoodReads – 830 for The Stranger Diaries at time of Completion.

Part of a trilogy – The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

New-to-me Author – Kate Mascarenhas with The Psychology of Time Travel

Cover with your Favourite Colour – Taken at the Flood (Poirot #28) by Agatha Christie

Title is a Name – In this case, the title contains the name – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Poirot #4) by Agatha Christie

Over 400 pages – The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly is 496 pages

Book to movie/show – Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Cover art redesign – A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

One word title – Shiang (Empire of Salt #2) by C. V. Iggulden

GOODREADS

So far this year I’ve read 24 books.

GOALS

  • I added two more titles to my Backlist challenge.
  • Signed up for the ongoing Readers Imbibing Peril and have made progress with the Peril on the Screen part.

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

Readers Imbibing Peril XIV – #RIPXIV

The days are growing cooler and the nights are beginning to draw in, which can mean only one thing – Autumn is on its way! I love this time of year, so what better way to mark the changing seasons than by participating in a suitably eerie Readathon? Two whole months of reading to enjoy. Want to know more about RIPXIV? Here you go…

Welcome to the FOURTEENTH year of Readers Imbibing Peril, or RIP, as it is affectionately called. The challenge runs from 1st September to 31st October. You can find full info by visiting the Readers Imbibing Peril blog.

The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:

Mystery
Suspense
Thriller
Dark Fantasy
Gothic
Horror
Supernatural

The goals are simple.

1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.

Multiple perils await you. You can participate in just one, or participate in them all. Check out the Readers Imbibing Peril  blog and pick your particular peril.

As a starting point I’ll aim for…

Peril the Second:

Read two books of any length that you believe fit within the challenge categories.

Peril on the Screen:

This is for those of us who like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious gothic fare during this time of year. It may be something on the small screen or large. It might be a television show, like Dark Shadows, or your favorite film.

Hopefully by the end of the event I’ll have managed…

Peril the First:

Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (our very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be Stephen King or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Shirley Jackson or Tananarive Due…or anyone in between.

A Potential TBR List

I don’t have a definite reading/viewing plan at the moment, but glancing through my TBR pile/list, a few books have caught my attention, so I may read a selection from the following:

Halloween Party by Agatha Christie
Bone China by Laura Purcell
The Institute by Stephen King
Melmoth by Sarah Perry
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker
Something by Shirley Jackson
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Feed by Nick Clark Windo
While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt

Progress


I’m really looking forward to one of my favourite reading events during my favourite season. Are you tempted to join in with #RIPXIV?

Reading Review: August 2019

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

     

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

Total Library Books Read This Month: 2
Total Own Books Read This Month: 0
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 2

Total Library Books Read 2019: 18
Total Own Books Read 2019: 3
Overall Total Books Read 2019: 21

MY READ OF THE MONTH

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. It was such a different read, and has led to me wanting to read more by both these authors.

BEAT THE BACKLIST

My total for this challenge is currently 8 books read. I’ve really fallen behind on this challenge at the moment, but I’d like to try and add at least a few more to this total. So far I’ve read:

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (Poirot #35) by Agatha Christie
The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
Taken at the Flood (Poirot #28) by Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Poirot #4) by Agatha Christie
The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

This year I’m having a go a something a little different – Beat the Backlist Bingo. I have no idea how many of these boxes I’ll manage to tick but it’s a little extra to add to my challenge.

  

Book with under 1000 Ratings on GoodReads – 830 for The Stranger Diaries at time of Completion.

Part of a trilogy – The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

New-to-me Author – Kate Mascarenhas with The Psychology of Time Travel

Cover with your Favourite Colour – Taken at the Flood (Poirot #28) by Agatha Christie

Title is a Name – In this case, the title contains the name – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Poirot #4) by Agatha Christie

Over 400 pages – The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly is 496 pages

Book to movie/show – Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

GOODREADS

So far this year I’ve read 21 books. I met my Goodreads challenge target of 20 books!

GOALS

  • Added to my Backlist challenge.
  • Discovered a new-to-me author this month in Terry Pratchett. I’d like to read more of his novels but am undecided as to whether I should start at the beginning and go in order, or whether I can pick at random and go for a story that appeals.
  • Participated in the Bout of Books read-a-thon.

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

Bout of Books 26 (August 2019) Goals and Daily Progress Updates

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 26 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team


It’s time for a week of read-a-thon-ing! I’m looking forward to the latest Bout of Books as I’ve hopefully chosen some good books and I enjoy the daily reading updates on my blog.

As always I’ll be using this blog for updates during the read-a-thon.

Time Devoted to Reading

Hopefully at least half an hour each day, but ideally more…

My Goals

  • To finish one book and start another.
  • To keep track of my reading progress via daily updates
  • To visit other blogs and comment regularly

Books to Read

  • Shiang by C. F. Iggulden
  • The Sword Saint by C. F. Iggulden
  • A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

Updates

Monday

It’s Bout of Books time! Hopefully I’ll manage to make a good start so there’ll be something to mention in the way of progress tomorrow.

Tuesday (Monday’s Progress)

So, how was your first day of the read-a-thon?
I started Shiang and managed to read the first 50 pages. It’s a while since I read the first book in the series, Darien, but so far I’m really enjoying this one. I can’t believe it took so long for me to pick this up, and I already have the following book, The Sword Saint, just waiting for my reading attention.

Number of pages I’ve read today:  50
Total number of pages I’ve read:  50

Wednesday (Tuesday’s progress)

More progress on Shiang. I’m enjoying this book so far. If I do manage to finish it during this Bout of Books I’ll probably move straight on to the next in the series.

Number of pages I’ve read today:  65
Total number of pages I’ve read:  115

Thursday (Wednesday’s progress)

No reading progress to report today.

Number of pages I’ve read today:  0
Total number of pages I’ve read:  115

Friday (Thursday’s progress)

After a day of no reading I made better progress. I’ve finished A Head Full of Ghosts. I’ll probably post more on this book once Bout of Books is over.
For now, it’s back to reading Shiang.

Number of pages I’ve read today:  75
Total number of pages I’ve read:  190

Saturday (Friday’s progress)

Another day with no reading. Not good.

Number of pages I’ve read today:  0
Total number of pages I’ve read:  190

Sunday (Saturday’s progress)

Another 50 pages read. Not sure whether I’ll finish my latest read before the read-a-thon ends but I’ll have a go.

Number of pages I’ve read today:  50
Total number of pages I’ve read:  240

Monday (Sunday’s progress and final thoughts)

Final Summary posted HERE.

 

Reading Review: July 2019

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

     

A Book of Bones by John Connolly

Twisted by Steve Cavanagh

Total Library Books Read This Month: 2
Total Own Books Read This Month: 0
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 2

Total Library Books Read 2019: 16
Total Own Books Read 2019: 3
Overall Total Books Read 2019: 19

MY READ OF THE MONTH

I think this month it has to be Twisted by Steve Cavanagh. I found it really hard to put this book down, and every time I thought I’d worked out who/what/why, the story went off in another direction that I’d never thought of.

BEAT THE BACKLIST

My total for this challenge is currently 7 books read. I’ve really fallen behind on this challenge at the moment, but I’d like to try and add at least a few more to this total. So far I’ve read:

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (Poirot #35) by Agatha Christie
The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
Taken at the Flood (Poirot #28) by Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Poirot #4) by Agatha Christie
The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly

This year I’m having a go a something a little different – Beat the Backlist Bingo. I have no idea how many of these boxes I’ll manage to tick but it’s a little extra to add to my challenge.

  

Book with under 1000 Ratings on GoodReads – 830 for The Stranger Diaries at time of Completion.

Part of a trilogy – The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

New-to-me Author – Kate Mascarenhas with The Psychology of Time Travel

Cover with your Favourite Colour – Taken at the Flood (Poirot #28) by Agatha Christie

Title is a Name – In this case, the title contains the name – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Poirot #4) by Agatha Christie

Over 400 pages – The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly is 496 pages

GOODREADS

So far this year I’ve read 19 books.

GOALS

  • Discovered a new-to-me author this month in Steven Cavanagh.
  • I’ve posted my reviews quite promptly throughout the month, even though there haven’t been many as I’m reading quite slowly lately.
  • I’m keeping up with my monthly update posts to keep track of my reading.

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