Round-Up 6/23/2019

It’s been several months since I did one of these and I’m curious as to how things have changed since the last Weekly Roundup in Sept. So let’s dive in and find out what the numbers look like 9 months later.

TBR – On 9/30/18 I had 219 books on the TBR. Today I have … 197. Well done, me! I’m sure it’s because I haven’t been acquiring very many books in the last 9 months. I wonder how long it will stay under 200?

Goodreads Challenge – In 2018 I fell short of my goal, so for 2019 I lowered the goal to 80. I am currently 3 books ahead of schedule on this goal but it doesn’t feel like much of a victory since I lowered the goal.

NetGalley Score – In September my score was 86%. Today is at 85%. Not a big change but not the direction I want to go either.

John Connolly Challenge – This is a big victory. I have finished all the books in the series that are available to me. The most recent book is not yet available in the U.S. I requested it through NetGalley but so far have not been approved.

Coming Up – I’m trying to decide what series to challenge myself with next. I’m considering the V.I. Warshawski series from Sara Paretsky, or the Longmire series by Craig Johnson. Or maybe I should try an author I’ve never read before, like Ann Cleeves. If you have an opinion, please leave a comment below. Or maybe you’d like to suggest a completely different challenge. All input is welcome. I’m currently reading “The Liar in the Library” by Simon Brett The Liar in the Libraryand then I think I might pick up “The Wedding Guest” by Jonathan Kellerman.

That’s it for books. We’ve had some gray, rainy days here this past week so no joy there, and no jackrabbits. But my trees and grass are looking really good this year. My husband and I got to spend a couple of days away in Duluth, MN which is really beautiful. A smaller city but a very vibrant one and the weather was beautiful for our stay. I hope everyone is having a great summer!

Happy Reading!

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One thought on “Round-Up 6/23/2019

  1. Under 200??? You better stock up in case of sudden emergencies! Have you read Sharon Bolton’s Lacey Flint series? I think you might enjoy them – they’re more action-y and less procedural-y than most of the crime I read. Or Jane Casey’s Maeve Kerrigan series? Excellent plotting and very likeable lead characters. I also love Reginald Hill’s Dalziel and Pascoe series but – and I could be totally wrong here – I’m not totally sure they’re your kind of thing…

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