Mount TBR Checkpoint 3

Mount TBR 2015This year is just flying by and it’s time for the third quarterly checkpoint for Bev’s Mount TBR 2015 Challenge. I’m answering three of Bev’s questions:

1. Tell us how many miles you’ve made it up your mountain (# of books read).  

I have read 29 books, way behind the number of books I need to read to reach my target for this year. The full list is on my TBR Challenge page. In terms of how many mountains I’ve scaled this means that I am on the slopes of Mt Vancouver and I have 19 books left to read to reach my target of Mt Ararat (48 books) by the end of the year. Will I make it – maybe not?

2. Pair up two of your reads using whatever connection you want to make. Written by the same author? Same genre? Same color cover? Both have a main character named Clarissa? Tell us the books and what makes them a pair.
The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins and The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. What makes them a pair is obvious in the titles – they’re both about secrets. But it is more than that, although they are by very different authors, written in very different times, they are both excellent mysteries, the secrets are tantalisingly and slowly revealed, both have complicated plots, with many twists and turns, both have convincingly ‘real’ characters and both explore social and moral issues. And I thoroughly enjoyed both of them.
Choose 1-4 titles from your stacks and using a word from the title, do an image search. Post the first all-eyes-friendly picture associated with that word.
Spilling the Beans by Clarissa Dickson Wright
Turn of the Tide by Margaret Skea
Turn of the tide

8 thoughts on “Mount TBR Checkpoint 3

  1. Good luck with the 19 books!
    I liked your two lots of answers, especially the image one. That second pic of The Turn of the Tide is lovely.


  2. I don’t know that particular Wilkie but if it is a good mystery then I must seek it out. He’s one of my favourite authors.


  3. I’ve not got as far along as I want to either, with my TBR list, Margaret. I’m convinced there will never be enough time to read everything I want to read. You’ve got an interesting comparison there between the Collins and the Morton – two authors I’d not have thought of as comparable, but you make a terrific case for it.


  4. That’s good going, Margaret! 19 is a fair number but who knows, maybe you’ll do it 🙂 Beyond the word ‘secret’, that comparison is good. Adding the Morton to my TBR as a result of your note on the characters!


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