Summer TBR Wipeout Update, Part Two
In my first update, I explained that I had been doing well with reading the books I pledged to read throughout the challenge and I’m happy to report that I’m still making steady progress!
Over the past week or so, I finished three more of the ten books I committed to reading during the challenge. The first book I completed was the adorable cozy mystery A Batter of Life and Death by Ellie Alexander. Let me just say that I absolutely adore Alexander’s series, A Bakeshop Mystery; this is the second installment and I loved it so much!
Next, I read Saga, Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan, which I also totally loved – it’s part of a graphic novel series with which I’m in awe. The first graphic novel series I’ve ever read, it totally turned me on to the genre.
Speaking of graphic novels, I finally had the chance to read the first in the graphic novel editions of Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-Sitters Club, Kristy’s Great Idea by Raina Telgemeier. Let’s just say I’m very much looking forward to reading more of Telgemeier’s work! [The first book I read by Telgemeier was Ghosts, for which you can find my review HERE.]
With my completion of these three books, I have four more to read in my quest to finish the challenge: The Secrets of My Life: A History by Caitlyn Jenner, Angus Oblong’s Creepy Susie and 13 Other Tales for Troubled Children, The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg, and The Vision, Vol. 1: Little Worse Than a Man by Tom King.
Thus far, my strategy of choosing graphic novels and pretty short books has paid off well, as I’ve actually been able to finish more than half of my picks within a time frame of a couple of weeks. As I’ve mentioned previously, I have historically had much difficulty in actually completing reading challenges and *knock on wood*, this will be the first challenge I will see all the way through!
The only book I’m a little nervous about finishing is Jenner’s memoir, as I have it in audiobook format and I’m so bad about falling asleep while listening to books! However, I plan to persevere and save it for last, so as to focus solely on it while hoping I can find the time to listen during the day, ideally while I’m busy with housework or something along those lines.
In conclusion, I’m seriously proud of my challenge progress and look forward to completing the first reading challenge to which I’ve committed! Ending August 13, I’m pretty confident that I will finish this challenge!