Mount TBR Challenge 2019

Bev’s Mount TBR Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2019.

*You may sign up anytime from now until November 1st, 2019.

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2019. No library books.  Any reread may count, regardless of how long you’ve owned it prior to 2019, provided you have not read it in last five years (Bev’s arbitrary time limit) and 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]

For the full rules please visit Bev’s sign-up post here. There are a number of different levels to choose from and for now I’m going for Mont Blanc, which is to read 24 books and hope to move up to the higher levels if I can.

It’s always easier at the start of the year as all the books I own will qualify for the challenge. It’s later on as I acquire more books that I will start to want to read new/new-to-me/library books.

Challenge Levels:

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 piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

My Progress:

  1. The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong 3*
  2. Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain 4.5*
  3. Greenmantle by John Buchan 3*
  4. The Lost Man by Jane Harper 4.5*
  5. The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea 3*
  6. Bitter Lemons of Cyprus by Lawrence Durrell 3*
  7. Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves 4*
  8. The Murder of My Aunt by Richard Hull 5*
  9. The Colour of Murder by Julian Symons 4*
  10. The Wych Elm by Tana French 4*
  11. Excellent Intentions by Richard Hull 2.5*
  12. The Man on a Donkey by H M F Prescott 3.5* – reached Pike’s Peak
  13. Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver 4*
  14. A Life of My Own by Claire Tomalin 5*
  15. The Evidence Against You by Gillian McAllister 5*
  16. The Family Secret by Tracy Buchanan 3*
  17. The Lost Letter from Morocco by Adrienne Chinn 2*
  18. The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker by Jenni Keer 4*
  19. A Snapshot of Murder by Frances Brody 3*
  20. Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings
  21. The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal 5*
  22. The Rúin by Dervla McTiernan 5*
  23. Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck 5*
  24. Anything You Do Say by Gillian McAllister 3* – reached Mont Blanc
  25. Blood on the Tracks edited by Martin Edwards
  26. Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L Sayers
  27. Operation Pax by Michael Innes
  28. The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley
  29. The Seagull by Ann Cleeves
  30. An Advancement of Learning by Reginald Hill
  31. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson