Surprise Me Challenge October ’16

In 2016, I am continuing to let choose a book from my TBR list, to be read sometime during the month. My randomly generated number for October is 9 (out of 453 in my TBR list). SURPRISE!, I will be reading Defending Jacob by William Landay. This has been on my TBR list for so long that I don’t even remember what prompted me to add it. But it sounds great so I am glad I kept it there….

defendingjacobHere is the Goodreads description: 

Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy. Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him. Andy must. He’s his father. But as damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as a marriage threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own–between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he’s tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.

2016 Challenges: September Progress

  • Goodreads goal of 130 books: 6 this month, 110 total (start of school year slowdown)
  • 2016 Horror Reading Challenge  goal of 16+ books: Zero this month, 16 total CHALLENGE COMPLETED!
  • Book Riot’s 2016 Read Harder Challenge (24 specific categories of books): None this month– 13 total (I think I will be throwing in the towel on this one since I have lots of books I must read coming up)
  • Panels’ 2016 Read Harder Challenge (26 specific categories of books): None this month-seven total (see parenthetical reference above)
  • Surprise Me goal of one book per month: None this month, eight total (Amazon tells me we bought  The Two Gentlemen of Lebowski in 2011. It is somewhere in this house, but I have not found it yet. #bookhoarderproblems)



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