Mount TBR 2014: Final Checkpoint

It’s time for the Final Checkpoint for Bev’s 2014 Mount TBR Challenge. This is my favourite challenge as it really encourages me to read from my own bookshelves. It’s the most simple challenge €“ read your own books €“ that is, books you’ve owned prior to January 1, 2014.

My target for 2014 was to reach Mt Ararat and I made it to the top (50 books read) and even a short way up Mt Kilimanjaro, reading a total of 53 of my TBR books!

Agry(ararat) view from plane under naxcivan sharur

These are the books I read with links to my posts:

  1. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  2. The Uncertain Midnight by Edmund Cooper
  3. Not Dead Enough by Peter James
  4. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  5. Shakespeare’s Restless World by Neil MacGregor
  6. The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves
  7. Playing With Fire by Peter Robinson
  8. Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
  9. The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing
  10. Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody
  11. Crucible by S G MacLean
  12. The Steel Bonnets by George MacDonald Fraser €“ reached Pike’s Peak
  13. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
  14. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  15. The Breaker by Minette Walters
  16. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  17. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
  18. Death Under Sail by C P Snow
  19. They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie
  20. The English by Jeremy Paxman
  21. The King’s Evil by Edward Marston
  22. The Office of the Dead by Andrew Taylor
  23. The Time Machine by H G Wells
  24. The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart €“ Mont Blanc
  25. The Lost Army of Cambyses by Paul Sussman
  26. Nemesis by Agatha Christie
  27. The Sea Change by Joanna Rossiter
  28. Pictures at an Exhibition by Camilla Macpherson
  29. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
  30. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  31. Midnight in St Petersburg by Vanora Bennett
  32. Shakespeare: a Biography by Peter Ackroyd
  33. Charles Dickens: a Life by Claire Tomain
  34. The Shadows in the Street by Susan Hill
  35. Dark Matter by Philip Kerr
  36. Put On By Cunning by Ruth Rendell €“ Mount Vancouver
  37. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  38. Wycliffe and the House of Fear by W J Burley
  39. The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie
  40. The Brimstone Wedding by Barbara Vine
  41. The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
  42. In Our Time by Melvyn Bragg
  43. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  44. Blue Heaven by C J Box
  45. Service of All the Dead by Colin Dexter
  46. Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende
  47. An Awfully Big Adventure by Beryl Bainbridge
  48. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  49. Seven White Gates by Malcolm Saville €“ TBR €“ Mt. Ararat!
  50. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie
  51. Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell
  52. Corvus: a Life with Birds by Esther Woolfson
  53. The Way Through the Woods by Colin Dexter

The Year in Review According to Mount TBR: Using the titles of the books you read this year, please associate as many statements as you can with a book read on your journey up the Mountain.

Describe yourself: A Study in Scarlet
Describe where you currently live: Blue Heaven
If you could go anywhere where would you go?:  Shakespeare’s Restless World via The Time Machine
Every Monday morning I look like: a Portrait in Sepia
The last time I went to the doctor/therapist was because: I ate too much Dark Matter
The last meal I ate was at: Midnight in St Petersburg 
When a creepy guy/girl asks me for my phone number, I know it would be: Playing With Fire
Ignorant politicians make me think they are: the Cause of Death
Some people need to spend more time looking for: The Way through the Woods 
My memoir could be titled: An Awfully Big Adventure
If I could, I would tell my teenage self: to beware of The Shadows in the Street
I’ve always wondered why: The Grass is Singing

Thanks, Bev for hosting and for your encouragement this year to climb mountains €“ I’m looking forward to climbing more mountains next year.

7 thoughts on “Mount TBR 2014: Final Checkpoint

  1. Wow! I’m impressed! I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t even have made it to the foothills, much less the top of the mountain. And a great range in there, both of genres and of publication dates. I feel a little envious…


  2. Love your description of self with TBR titles–a feel like a Portrait in Sepia myself! I’m definitely doing this challenge next year. I mostly read from my TBR shelves anyway.


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