Saturday, March 30, 2013

Mount TBR Reading Challenge: Quarterly Summary

This quarter I have read 15 books that count toward the Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013. Since my goal is 36 books, I am doing pretty well. The books I have read in January, February, March:
  1. The Man Who Liked to Look at Himself by  K. C. Constantine
  2. Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
  3. Archie Meets Nero Wolfe by Robert Goldsborough
  4. The Case of the Angry Actress by E. V. Cunningham
  5. The Smoke by Tony Broadbent
  6. The Last Houseparty by Peter Dickinson
  7. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
  8. The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer
  9. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  10. More Book Lust by Nancy Pearl
  11. Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt
  12. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
  13. Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen
  14. Nearest Exit by Olen Steinhauer
  15. A Stone of the Heart by John Brady

The book I have had the longest in this group is Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley. Several of these books have been in my TBR stacks and boxes for close to seven years, but according to the ID in my cataloging system, this one was around before those. Just don't have the date of purchase for it.

I wish I had read this book sooner. My TBR pile still has other books by this author, and I hope to get to them soon.

My favorite book cover in this set of books is the one for The Case of the Angry Actress by E. V. Cunningham. I love old paperback covers. This is not a vintage mystery, but still quite a nice cover, in my opinion.

From my review:

I enjoyed this book most for the setting in Southern California in the 1960's. The book was published in 1967. I lived in Southern California in the 70's and I remember the smog and how different it seemed from my home state of Alabama.


Bev Hankins said...

That is a nice cover on the Cunningham book! Thanks for checking in.

Anonymous said...

Tracy - You are indeed doing very well with this challenge. I wish I could come even close to getting through my own Mount TBR...

TracyK said...

I am doing well, but the problem is, I keep buying more books. I was trying to cut back, but I am losing the battle.

Sarah said...

Some good books on the list Tracy and I've enjoyed reading the reviews. Keep going....

TracyK said...

Thanks, Sarah. Last year I wanted to read only from my TBR piles. I have given up on that, of course, but at least I am still plugging away at it.

Tracey said...

Hi Tracy (great name)! Just dropping by from Mount TBR Challenge. You're doing exceptionally well, how many books do you have on your physical TBR list at home? I'm jealous, that's for sure :-)

TracyK said...

Tracey, we do have lovely names, don't we? Thanks for dropping by. I have hundreds of TBR books on my bookshelves and in boxes. I have most of them cataloged, but no actual count. Maybe 500 - 600. Too many, for sure.