Mount TBR Reading Challenge | Mid-Year Update

We’re halfway through the year, and it’s time to take a look at how I’m doing with my 2017 Mount TBR Reading Challenge, which is hosted by My Reader’s Block. I chose the Mount Blanc tier, so I’m trying to read 24 of my owned TBR books during 2017.
(Note: I’m not taking part in the Mount TBR book giveaway.)

Tell us how many miles you’ve made it up your mountain (# of books read).

I’m currently at 15 books, so I am three books ahead of the halfway point! Go me!

Choose two titles from the books you’ve read so far that have a common link.

The Lost Child of Lychford by Paul Cornell and Of Sorrow and Such by Angela Slatter are both novellas about witches! Although the former takes place in a modern day English village and the latter in a historical-feeling fantasy village.

Tell us about a book on the list that was new to you in some way.

Borderline by Mishell Baker was by a new-to-me author, and it was a fun, highly addictive, fast-paced urban fantasy book! I’m looking forward to reading the next in the series.

Which book (read so far) has been on your TBR mountain the longest? Was it worth the wait?

I think The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley had been on my shelf the longest. Sadly, I found it quite slow and very hard to get into. I had wanted to try Robin McKinley for the longest amount of time, but now I really hope I’d started with a fairy tale retelling of hers instead of this old-fashioned fantasy adventure (which sounds good in theory, but didn’t grab me).

I’m currently acing the challenge, but wish me luck for the rest of the year! Below are all the books I’ve read for Mount TBR so far.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Lost Child of Lychford Forest of Memory Borderline Queers Destroy Fantasy! The Blue Sword The Grey King