Already my Bout of Books TBR has gone out of the window! I started in a good position on Monday as I had just finished a book on Sunday night for the Dog Days of Summer readathon, so I was able to choose whatever book I felt like to read. I was all set to pick one from the TBR pile when my husband suggested we visit a larger town near us that has the best library ever. It's in the same county, so my card still works, and they had so many good books that I couldn't resist checking out a few. When I got home, I started reading Dare Me by Megan Abbott, which I've been meaning to read for ages now.
Dare Me turned out to be a good readathon pick as it's completely addictive. It's superficially about a group of high school cheerleaders but it's really about obsession and the darker side of adolescence. I couldn't put it down and finished it up Tuesday lunchtime.
Next, I picked up The Reliable Wife, which I am reading with the lovely Elena from Books and Reviews. It's about a man who orders a bride but it doesn't go quite as he planned. It promises to be a gothic type of story and although I like where the plot seems to be going, I'm not a big fan of the writing style so far, especially the point of view shifts mid chapter. I like it enough to continue it, but it's not turning out to be as good as I had hoped. I've read 50 pages so far.
And then on a whim, I picked up The Eye of the World last night, book one in the massively epic Wheel of Time series. I have read this book before, I think I got up to book eight when I was at university and then I abandoned the series when Robert Jordan passed away and what was going to happen with the series seemed uncertain. However, the series is completed now (fourteen books!) and I really did enjoy them, so for a few months I've been thinking about rereading and then finishing the series. I picked up The Eye of the World only intending to read a few pages but I was soon sucked in and it's now too late - I'm going to have to read them all! I'm currently up to page 118.
For the rest of today, I'll be continuing with A Reliable Wife and Eye of the World.
Stats so far:
Books Started: 3
Books Completed: 1 (Dare Me by Megan Abbott)
Pages Read: 326 + 50 + 118 = 494