Mount TBR Challenge Checkpoint: April-June 2012

Posted June 30, 2012 by in Reading Challenges / 14 Comments

Mount TBR Reading ChallengeTime for another Mount TBR Challenge check-in! Are you ready to hear how many books from my TBR pile I read over the last three months?!


Yep, in three months, I read ONE book from my TBR pile. That brings my total to eleven for the year, with twenty-nine TBR books left to read in order to complete the challenge.

Reading twenty-nine books over six months is easy-peasy for me, so I’m not really worried…yet…that I won’t make it to the top of Mount Ararat. I think I’m going to need some help in order to make it by December 31st, though. Here’s what I have in mind:

I’m going to need all the authors of the world to stop writing new books for the next six months so I can catch up.

Can you do that for me? No? Oh.

You can click here to see the list of books I’m working with–the titles linked in blue are the books I have read and reviewed.

Of the books I’ve read so far this year (from that list), my favorite is The Warmth of Other Suns, written by Isabel Wilkerson. I knew it was going to be good, but it was even better than I expected it to be. The narrative nonfiction form is perfect for the story Wilkerson tells about the Great Migration, and I got really attached to the people she writes about. I learned quite a bit, too.

So this quarter was aΒ bust, but I’m going to work hard to finish the challenge before the end of the year. Onward and upward!


  • I’ll see what I can do about those pesky authors churning out new books. There’s got to be a way to get them to help us our here… πŸ™‚ You’ve got quite a list there. I intended to read Melmoth the Wanderer last year for a chunky book challenge, but wound up replacing it. It’s still sitting in the TBR mountain range waiting for me to think it’s the right moment to pick it up. I’ll be interested to see what you think of it.

    Good luck with the rest of your climb!

    • Yes, they can actually write all they want–it’s really the publishing that needs to pause for a few months. Haha!

  • Heather, you can do it! I’ve only read six books from my tbr pile that weren’t ARCs! :-)Maybe the authors of the world will listen to you and stop publishing new books for the next six months or so. They can still write but not publish. πŸ™‚

    • I don’t think they’ll listen. Haha! It was worth a try, though.

  • LOL! Dang that’s a lot of books πŸ™‚ Good luck!! (Though I don’t really think you need it…. you’ll get them read.)

  • One is one more than none! πŸ™‚

  • This is why I’m so scared of reading challenges πŸ™‚

    • This one has not been as easy as I thought it would be, that’s for sure.

  • Ha ha ha! For your sake, I do hope the authors are reading this blog lol! I know you will get there before 31 December 2012.

    • Thanks, Celestine! Hahaha!

  • So, I don’t “like” that you only made it through one book in a month, but I love that you’re not giving up. 29 books – p’shaw. You got this. πŸ™‚