Mount TBR 2020 Final Checkpoint & Sign Up for Mount TBR 21

We’ve come to the end of Bev’s Mount TBR Challenge, so it’s time for the final checkpoint!

1. Tell us how many miles you made it up the mountain:

I began the year aiming for Mount Vancover – that is 36 books and I made it, ending the year by reading 38 of my TBRs.

2. The Words to the Wise According to Mount TBR: Using the titles of the books you read this year, see how many of the familiar proverbs and sayings below you can complete with a book read on your journey up the Mountain. Feel free to add/subtract a word or two to help them make sense. I have given my titles as examples:

A stitch in time…[saves] Hitler’s Secret (Rory Clements)
Don’t count your chickens…[before] Becoming Mrs Lewis (Patti Callahan)
A penny saved is…. Saving Missy (Beth Morrey)
All good things must come… (to) The Last Day (Andrew Hunter Murray)
When in Rome… [bring] Fresh Water for Flowers (Valerie Perrin)
All that glitters is not… Looking Good Dead (Peter James)
A picture is worth… The Year Without Summer (Guinivere Glasfurd)
When the going gets tough, the tough get… The Guardians (John Grisham)
Two wrongs don’t make… A Killing Kindness (Reginald Hill)
The pen is mightier than…. The Power-House (John Buchan)
The squeaky wheel gets… Yesterday’s Papers (Martin Edwards)
Hope for the best, but prepare for… Smallbone Deceased (Michael Gilbert)
Birds of a feather flock… [in] Thin Air (Michelle Paver)

My thanks to Bev for hosting Mount TBR 2020. And so on to Mount TBR 2021

Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2021. No library books.  Any reread may count, regardless of how long you’ve owned it prior to 2021, provided you have not counted it for a previous Mount TBR Challenge.  Audiobooks and E-books may count if they are yours and they are one of your primary sources of backlogged books. You may count “Did Not Finish” books provided they meet your own standard for such things, you do not plan to ever finish it, and you move it off your mountain [give it away, sell it, etc. OR remove it from your e-resources].

There are a number of different levels to choose from:

Pike’s Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro*: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s (*aka Cerro El Toro in South America)
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

and for now I’m going for Mt Vancouver, which is to read 36 books and hope to move up to the higher levels if I can.

5 comments

  1. You did well at 38 books. I congratulated myself at reading 75 of my own books in 2020 until I realised that so many of them were new buys! LOL! I enjoyed your answers, Margaret, especially ‘When in Rome’ and ‘Hope for the best. Tough doing that, but fun. Good luck with the 2021 challenge.

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  2. Oh, you’ve made some very clever sayings with your titles, Margaret! I love it! And the Mt. TBR challenge is a very good way, I think, to make a good dent in the TBR and get that sense of accomplishment. Well done on meeting your goal!

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  3. You did so well. Every year I say I need to read more from my TBR but I seldom make the progress I want to. This year i might do a 21 in 2021 exercise – reading 21 from my TBR owned before 2021

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