Mount TBR Challenge Checkpoint, March 2012

Posted March 29, 2012 by in Reading Challenges / 4 Comments

Mount TBR Reading ChallengeIt’s time for the first Mount TBR Challenge check-in, and I must report that I haven’t read as many books from my TBR pile as I would have liked. This always happens–I vow that I’m going to put a big dent in the huge pile of books I already own, then new books keep coming out and I just want to read ALL THE BOOKS. However, I did go easy on myself when I signed up for this by choosing to read only 40 books from my TBR pile, and based upon the fact that I’ve already read 35 books this year, I’m positive that I’ll be able to get through the other 30 books I have yet to read for the challenge.

From my Mount TBR list, I’ve read:

  • Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
  • The Crucible, by Arthur Miller
  • The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton
  • The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson
  • One Day It’ll All Make Sense, by Common
  • The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, by Benjamin Hale
  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard
  • The Falls, by Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Science of Kissing, by Sheril Kirshenbaum
  • When She Woke, by Hillary Jordan

If you click on the 2012 Challenges tab in my menu bar, you can see the whole list of books I’ve chosen to read; the linked book titles in blue are the books I’ve already read and reviewed.

I’ve liked everything I’ve read for the challenge so far, but I enjoyed Invisible Man, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, and The Warmth of Other Suns the most. All three are fantastic books that I highly recommend.

Here is the tentative list of the the next ten books I’m going to read for the challenge:

  • State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett
  • Columbine, by Dave Cullen
  • Revolutionary Suicide, by Huey P. Newton
  • Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Annabel, by Kathleen Winter
  • The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy
  • them, by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Nature Girl, by Carl Hiaasen
  • In the Woods, by Tana French
  • Townie, by Andre Dubus III

Happy reading, folks!


  • To bad you read some of those before you joined the Classics Club – or are you counting them?

    • No, I’m not counting them. I have other classics on my TBR pile that I haven’t read yet that I am using for the Classics Club, though.

  • With ten down, you’re right on track to make the peak by the end. Great looking list of books, too!

    • Thank you, Bev! Now, if I can just keep it up…