It’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