15. #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale - this is a keeper. Now reading: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens High Spirits: A Collection of Ghost Stories by Robertson Davies
Put on the Armour of Light is a historical mystery set in my home, Winnipeg, in 1899. First book from this author, Catherine Macdonald, but I really hope she is planning on more: http://www.librarything.com/---/147042276
I believe that gets me to 8 out of 11 books from my TBR pile.
Clown Service was okay but since it was promoted to me as being like the Ben Aaronovitch Rivers of London series I had high expectations and it didn't live up to that: http://www.librarything.com/---/139060520
Another book off the TBR pile so only two more to go which will be The Chess Men by Peter May and Hide and Seek by Ian Rankin. Since I usually gobble up books from both those writers I have high hopes of finishing both of them before the end of the month.
Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle I have given up on making goal and earning an elf; however, I want to read at least 60 books total for 2017 - 5 short of my original goal. Reading: The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore When You Get There by Rebecca Stead
OK, I did it!! Reached the target. Yeah, and in plenty of time for a New Year.
Unregistered : #5 : Kate Grenville; The Secret River #4 : Cecelia Ahern; Lyrebird #3 : Rhys Bowen; Her Royal Spyness (Again, I intend to register this and send out) #2 : Peter Ackroyd; The Limehouse Golem (This I intend to register and RABCK) #1 : Julia Williams; Coming Home for Christmas
Registered : #5 : Rose Tremain; Trespass #4 : Philip Glenister; Things ain't what they used to be #3 : Henning Mankell; The Dogs of Riga #2 : Maggie O'Farrell; Instructions for a Heatwave #1 : Erin Hart; Haunted Ground
Book Club : #3 : Virginia Ironside; No, I don't want to join a Bookclub! #2 : Christos Tsiolkas; The Slap #1 : (Edited as forgot details.) Daniel Mason; A Far Country
Totals : 5 of 5 tbr any date, 5 of 5 unregistered and 3 of 3 Book Club (5/5/3)
Sharp-eyed readers will notice that my last book, although by the author that I said it would be, is not the book I posted in my last update. I mistakenly took Tooth & Nail off the bookshelf (#3 in the Rebus series) instead of Hide and Seek (#2 in the Rebus series). I didn't discover my mistake until I went to do the review. No great harm done and I intend to read Hide and Seek very soon in the new year.
Congratulations to everyone who finished their challenge and even those who didn't as long as you enjoyed yourself. Thank you to Katethegreyt and Diane-Fraser for the excellent job in steering this challenge to another successful conclusion.
And that is it. I am four books short of my goal for this challenge and my year long goal of 65 books. But I can live with this. I read many books this month and still impressed myself. I came so close. On to the next challenge beginning tomorrow.