Thursday, August 15, 2013

2013 TBR Checkpoint #8

Adam from Roof Beam Reader is once again checking up on us to see how we're doing on our TBR Pile books so far this year.  So far, I've read eleven books from the main list plus one of my alternates. Technically, I suppose that means I've managed to read my twelve....but I always make an effort to read all the books on the original list plus both alternates, so I'm definitely not done yet.
The big news this month is that I've FINALLY finished The Age of Innocence.  I was beginning to think that wasn't going to happen.  After all, I started the thing back in May.  Victory at last!

Here's my list with links to the books I've completed:
1. Death at Crane's Court by Eilis Dillon (1987) [read 5/23/13]
2. A Private History of Awe by Scott Sanders (2006) [read 4/27/13]
3. Break Any Woman Down by Dana Johnson (2001) [read 6/17/13]
4. Poems & Prose by Christina Rosetti (1998--this edition)
5. Black Widow by Patrick Quentin (1952) [read 4/3/13]
6. A Perfect Red by Amy Butler Greenfield (2005) [read 3/22/13]
7. The Web Between the Worlds by Charles Sheffield (1979) [read 1/21/13]
8. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (2006--this edition) [read 8/6/13]
9. Slippage by Harlan Ellison (1997) [read 1/19/13]
10. Aaron's Serpent by Emily Thorn (1962) [read 2/22/13]
11. The Hollow Chest by Alice Tilton [aka Phoebe Atwood Taylor] (1988--this edition) [read 7/12/13]
12. The World's Best 100 Short Stories III: Mystery by Grant Overton, ed. (1927) [read 2/24/13]

A Bullet in the Ballet by Caryl Brahms & S. J. Simon (1984)
The Mummy Case Mystery by Dermot Morrah (1988)  [read 7/3/13]



Roof Beam Reader said...

Wow, great job! You're 2 ahead of me. And you're right, you're technically done! And it's only August! Glad to hear that you're going all the way, though -good luck!

JaneGS said...

I'm impressed--you are a dedicated TBR tackler! I really enjoyed Age of Innocence, and I think it's the kind of book that is best when read slowly. The writing is so beautiful that I think you miss the impact of it if the novel is raced through. It's on my reread list for sometime in the next couple of years.

Bev Hankins said...

JaneGS: Having started back in May on Age of Innocence, I don't think I raced through. :-)