Books, TBR Challenge

Cora’s TBR Challenge Check-In

We’re into the second half of the year (already? finally?)! How’s your TBR Challenge going?

The past two months have been difficult and busy for me–my grandmother passed away while I was trying to finish What If I Loved You, so I was writing and grieving and trying to deal with family and paperwork all at the same time. I seem to have made it through the worst, though, and have started reading again.

I’ve been neglecting my TBR pile, though, lol. I’m still sitting at 7 of 20 TBR books read, and yet I purchased mystery boxes from a couple of great indie bookstores: Romances featuring Women of Color, curated by Farrah Rochon, from Tubby & Coo’s in New Orleans (these are still available!); and a Surprise Box from Love’s Sweet Arrow in Chicago (these also appear to still be available!). I haven’t read any of the books I received, but it looks like I got some good ones. Hopefully I’ll get them read soon so they don’t end up part of this challenge next year!

I do have two books going that will count toward my TBR Challenge when I finish them: Midnight by Beverly Jenkins and A Duke In Disguise by Cat Sebastian. I started Midnight all the way back in April and only got about a quarter of the way in before everything fell apart, so I’ll probably start that one over again–all I remember is that I was enjoying the story. I’m only about that far into A Duke In Disguise, too, and it’s very interesting so far–Cat’s writing skills are just… Well, I aspire to her skill level 🙂

Books from Tubby & Coo’s and Love’s Sweet Arrow

4 thoughts on “Cora’s TBR Challenge Check-In”

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother, Cora. I confess this year I have been having a real problem reading. It feels like my concentration isn’t there, even for stories I’m interested in and by writers that I love. I keep starting and stopping.


    1. That was me last year–too stressed and too tired, I think, even if I didn’t realize it at the time. I didn’t do much reading, or writing for that matter. Here’s hoping this year gets better for both of us 🙂

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  2. I have bookmarks in so many books right now! And I keep doing rereads (mostly on audio). I’ve only read 66 out of the 150 I pledged on GR this year. I think 12 are on my Cora challenge. PS I read You Deserve Each Other – didn’t like the characters at first, but it ended up being really good. I’m so sorry about your Grandma, Cora. You did what you could for her, but it ended up being her time, I guess.


    1. “I have bookmarks in so many books right now!” sounds like me, too, lol. I think I need to put a couple of books back on the shelf and just focus on one or two at a time for now. Thanks for the info on You Deserve Each Other!


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