Mount TBR Check Point#1

Mount TBR 2016It’s time for the first quarterly check-in post for Bev’s Mount TBR Reading Challenge and she has asked the following questions:

How many miles have you made it up your mountain (# of books read)? I’ve read 15 books, so have made it to the top of Pike’s Peak (12 books) and am part way up Mont Blanc. My target is Mt Ararat (48 books) but at this rate of reading maybe I could make it to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro (60 books) by the end of the year.

Post a picture of your favourite cover so far. Mine is the cover of A Month in the Country by J L Carr, the 2000 edition published by Penguin Books.

Who has been your favourite character so far? Miss Dunstable in Doctor Thorne, the wealthy heiress Frank’s relatives are insisting he must marry. She is down-to-earth, with a great sense of humour and intelligence. she knows that she is being courted for her money and having realised that Frank is in love with Mary Thorne, she encourages him to stay loyal to her.

Have any of the books surprised you? If so, in what way? The book that surprised me was Lustrum by Robert Harris, the second in his Cicero Trilogy, because it was even better than the first book. I think it’s historical fiction at its best.

Title Scrabble: Spell a word using the first letter of the first word in the titles of some/all of the books you have read so far. Feel free to consider ‘A’, ‘An’, or ‘The’as the first word if it helps you with your word hunt.

My word is Waists:

  • Wycliffe and the Tangled Web by W J Burley
  • A Month in the Country by J L Carr
  • In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward
  • Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie
  • The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle by Kirsty Wark
  • SPQR: a History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

6 thoughts on “Mount TBR Check Point#1

  1. You’re doing really well! And yes, that Penguin cover is really lovely. And well done on finding a six letter word… I’ve only managed five… mainly because out of ten books I only had one vowel to work with. LOL


    1. Thanks, Cath. I was lucky as I had two vowels, but I got really pleased (silly I know) when I thought I had three and could make the word ‘wagtails’. Then I realised that a book I thought began with the word ‘A’ actually began with ‘The’! ‘Wagtails’ would have been good – eight letters!


  2. You’ve made such excellent progress, Margaret! I’m really impressed! I don’t blame you one bit for choosing the cover you did; it’s gorgeous!


  3. I have only just now discovered your book blog, via Cath at readwarbler. I’m enjoying the vast variety of books you read.
    I love Geraldine Brooks’s books, and People of the Book was my favorite of all. I’ve been waiting to read my copy of The Secret Chord, which came out late last year. Happy reading!
    Judith (Reader in the Wilderness)


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