Challenge Update, September 2020

1 Oct

I picked my pace up again this month but I’ve run into another slow down: moving. Some days, I’m just so exhausted I can’t pick up a book before my eyes are shut! Thankfully, this won’t last long but it will go through October. You can look at my progress at any time on my challenge page. I’m also starting a monthly mailing list. You can sign up at the bottom of this post.

Books finished in September:

The Tory // T.J. London (4/5)
The Virgin Suicides // Jeffrey Eugenides (5/5)
In the Distance // Hernan Diaz (2/5)
Joy, Inc. // Richard Sheridan (4/5)

And all caught up on reviews! Man, does that feel good.

When Are You Reading? Challenge

10/12
Nothing new again. With only two spots to go, I’m feeling good about finishing but I need to start getting picky with my reads so I can be sure to finish it off.

Goodreads Challenge

48/55
Still eight books ahead! I’m feeling great about this now even after being a bit worried early on in the year. This should be easy to wrap up.

Cover image via Amazon

Book of the Month

It was easy this month to pick The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. This book swept me away and had me reading much later than I should have been. I loved the tension in it and how Eugenides used a collective narrator to follow the girls. The movie wasn’t too bad, either.

Added to my TBR

I’m still at 44 this month. I wondered where I’d average out and this might be it. We’ll see if I’m able to dip much below this. I added a lot of sequels this month!

  • The Traitor (Redcoats and Rebels #2) by T.J. London. The sequel to The Tory, I’m hoping to get my hands on this one soon and continue the story. Maybe it will even be on audio soon? One can only hope.
  • Troubled Blood (Cormoran Strike #5) by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling). I’m a bit torn on this one. I know JKR has some controversial opinions and from what I’ve heard, she expresses them in this book. My desire to know what happens to Robin is really balanced with the distaste I have for what JKR has done with this. I have it on the list for now, but I’ll see what I think when I have time to get around to it.
  • Malorie (Bird Box #2) by Josh Malerman. How did I not know there was a sequel?! I’m excited to learn more about Malorie and see more into Malerman’s universe. I hope this one doesn’t scare me as much!

How are your challenges going so far? I hope you’re off to a good start. If you love historical fiction, give some thought to my challenge for this year, it’s fun!

Until next time, write on.

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4 Responses to “Challenge Update, September 2020”

  1. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog October 2, 2020 at 8:57 AM #

    I’ve only got 2 books li#left for the When Are You Reading? Challenge as well, the first two categories which always seem to be the hardest to complete. 😂

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    • Sam October 2, 2020 at 9:25 AM #

      So true! I have to very purposefully pick books for those final periods. I even made them bigger a few years ago to make it easier and no such luck lol. Happy reading!

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  2. Rae Longest October 3, 2020 at 5:52 PM #

    If I try to stop and look at my challenges, I’ll get sooooo far behind I’ll never catch up. LOL Have finished the 20 in 20 challenge where I read books reviewed or recommended by blogging friends waaaay early. I am halfway through the “Celebrating Color” challenge, but it has no expiration date, so it’s ok if I go over into 2021. I have a desktop of things to slide over to image on the new editor for different posts, but no time to do the posts. Woe is me!

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    • Sam October 3, 2020 at 6:44 PM #

      Good luck finding the time! I know the feeling of having a lot to do. Happy reading!

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