It’s time for the first quarterly check-in post for Mount TBR. Last year I read 25 of my TBR books, so for this year I was determined to read more and rashly stated I was aiming to climb Mt Ararat – that is to read 48 books from my own bookshelves.
I have made a very slow start with just 4 books completed, so not very far up the mountain at all. They are:
- The Case of the Curious Bride by Erle Stanley Gardner
- The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
- Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie (Poirot)
- Small Kindnesses by Fiona Robyn (no review)
The book that has been on Mt TBR the longest is The Lacuna
by Barbara Kingsolver. Sadly, although The Lacuna
is well written and well researched I felt there was something missing, the personal elements that brought the story to life for me were few and far between; I couldn’t feel involved and just wanted it to end. I persevered because it has had such good reviews and recommendations, but it dragged for me. It’s a long book too!
I wasn’t too impressed with the other books, either, but the stand-out exception was Agatha Christie’s Cat Among the Pigeons, a Poirot mystery, which I thoroughly enjoyed and it was well worth the wait to read it.