Mid July Check In!

We’re halfway through the month now, and hopefully halfway through our tbr piles! But let’s be honest… that ain’t the case! So lets see what I’ve managed to read so far.

First up was Lady Susan by Jane Austen, a collection of letters which chronicle Lady Susan’s intent to settle herself down in life and rid herself of her daughter whilst landing a high placement. She’s not a very likeable woman. I enjoyed these, although I felt the ending was rather rushed.

Next was my few short stories from Armageddon Outta Here by Derek Landy which I’m reading the short stories in chronological order. So that I don’t spoil anyone I won’t go into details, but as always these were really fun.

Then we have The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis which I forgot to put on my July tbr to fulfil the prompt for the Buzzwordathon “Last”. This is a reread for me, but it also brought quite a few things to light. I hadn’t read these since childhood so there were definitely issues with racism, sexism, and the portrayal of religion.

I’m making my way through Labyrinth by Kate Mosse and should finish this before the end of the month if all goes to plan! I’m making my way slowly through this so that I don’t freak myself out by trying to read all 700 pages at once.

And lastly is War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, as always me and Olivia are making our way through the book. There have been some time jumps in these later chapters which I have found interesting, as well as the way that Tolstoy chooses to portray events.

Left on my tbr pile are:

Death Bringer by Derek Landy, Checkmate by Malorie Blackman, The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown by Vaseem Khan, Pompeii by Mary Beard, Prodigy by Marie Lu, Persuasion by Jane Austen, and The End of the World by Derek Landy.

That is a BIG tbr left for the second half of the month. I should be fine for the Skulduggery and for Persuasion as it’s split into a few chapters a day. I’m not sure about the rest though so wish me luck!!

How much do you have left on your tbr so far this month?

Mid Month Check In!

How is it the middle of June already?!?! I have no idea, but, I do know how I’m doing with my reading!!

My tbr has both shrunk… and grown! Left on my tbr for the month (see the original here) are:

Mortal Coil by Derek Landy: I’ve started on this one and I’m intending to read 100 pages each day until it’s done! I’m actually buddy reading this with Bekka from the Comic Book Sanctuary and it’s so much fun!

Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan: I’m a bit nervous to read another thriller this month but fingers crossed that I’ll enjoy it! It’s next up when I’ve finished Mortal Coil (or if I want to read more after my 100 pages for each day)

Apocalypse Kings by Derek Landy: the last book on my original tbr and it’s just a little novella so I can read this in one sitting, and I did so earlier this year!

And finally, I’ve added The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris after Kashay from Shay with the Hobbies said that she wanted me to read it so that we could discuss it! So I couldn’t resist getting an ebook and adding it onto my tbr! It’ll be the first ebook I’ve read in a little while so I’m hoping it’s good!!

How are you doing with your June tbr? I hope you’re making good progress and enjoying what you’re reading!!