I am really, really trying to finish the Mount TBR reading challenge this year. I generally hit a road block in March as I read the Stella Prize lists, and again in August when the Melbourne Writers Festival provides a lovely distraction and lots of new books. At my current rate, I’ll need to read five books per month from my TBR stack in order to hit the target. It’s doable…
So, three old-school Twitter* reviews of Mount TBR books I’ve read over the last month –
Because We Are Bad by Lily Bailey
Spectacular start (fascinating detail, heartbreaking and understandable ‘imaginary friend’ situation). Fizzled toward end (which lacked the insight and depth of the rest).
The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
Sparkling, astute, sharp. I never tire of the perfectly outrageous Mitford.
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
It was all downhill for me and Eugenides after The Virgin Suicides. This one was so overdone that it was stifling. Layered use of Greek mythology only redeeming feature.
*of 140 characters or less.