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.

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.

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

Reading Review: June 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 Woman in the Woods by John Connolly

The Furies by Katie Lowe

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: 14
Total Own Books Read 2019: 3
Overall Total Books Read 2019: 17

MY READ OF THE MONTH

The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly. This was my introduction to the Charlie Parker series. I’m very late to the series but I’m glad I found it through this book. I didn’t feel lost by making this my starting point, and it did set me up for the next book in the series, A Book of Bones.

BEAT THE BACKLIST

My total for this challenge is currently 7 books read. I’ve really fallen behind on this challenge at the moment after receiving an influx in brand new library books, 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 17 books.

GOALS

  • I’m keeping up with my monthly update posts to keep track of my reading.

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

Reading Review: May 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 Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Poirot #4) by Agatha Christie

A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher

Total Library Books Read This Month: 1
Total Own Books Read This Month: 1
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 2

Total Library Books Read 2019: 12
Total Own Books Read 2019: 3
Overall Total Books Read 2019: 15

MY READ OF THE MONTH

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher has to be my choice for this month. What a great read. I loved every page and was sorry to reach the end, even though I found it tough to tear myself away from reading just one more chapter. Definitely one to consider if you’re in search of something good to read.

BEAT THE BACKLIST

My total for this challenge is currently 6 books read. I’ve really fallen behind on this challenge at the moment after receiving an influx in brand new library books, 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

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

GOODREADS

So far this year I’ve read 15 books.

GOALS

  • I participated in Bout of Books. I always enjoy a good read-a-thon.
  • I’m keeping up with my monthly update posts to keep track of my reading.

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