Mount TBR Checkpoint 3

It’s time for the third quarterly checkpoint for  Bev’s Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2017 now that we only have 3 months of the year left to complete the challenge.

I’ve not been doing too well with this challenge, mainly because I keep reading new books and library books! I’ve read 20 of the books I owned prior to January 1 this year, which takes me near the top of Mont Blanc (24 books). I hope to get back to reading my TBRS soon!

Bev has asked asked some questions … I’m answering these:

 Who has been your favorite character so far? And tell us why, if you like.

My favourite character is one of the main characters in  Winifred Holtby’s South Riding., Mrs Beddows. She was the first woman alderman of the district, a strong older woman (age 72), a generous, warm-hearted, compassionate and charitable woman, dedicated to fighting poverty and wanting the best for the South Riding and its people.


Pair up two of your reads. But this time we’re going for opposites. One book with a male protagonist and one with a female protagonist. One book with “Good” in the title and one with “Evil.”

Colin Dexter’s The Dead of Jericho is set in a city – Jericho is an area of Oxford – with a male detective – Inspector Morse, whereas A Death in the Dales by Frances Brody is set in and around Langcliffe, a village in the countryside of the Yorkshire Dales, with a female sleuth, Kate Shackleton.

2 thoughts on “Mount TBR Checkpoint 3

  1. I know just what you mean, Margaret, about having to balance reading from the TBR with the new books that keep calling one’s attention. They do mine, too. I like your choice of character you’ve liked best; she sounds interesting.

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  2. Margot, this year I’ve been more drawn to reading new books than the ones I’ve owned for a while – I think it’s time I got back to them! But I’m glad I’m not the only one who has difficulty striking a balance. 🙂


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