Mount TBR Challenge 2020

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Bev’s Mount TBR Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2020.

Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2020. No library books.  Any reread may count, regardless of how long you’ve owned it prior to 2020, 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]

For the full rules please visit Bev’s sign-up post here.

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.

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.

My Progress:

  1. Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok
  2. The Lady of the Ravens by Joan Hickson
  3. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  4. Hitler’s Secret by Rory Clements
  5. Death Has Deep Roots by Michael Gilbert
  6. The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray
  7. The Winker by Andrew Martin
  8. A Killing Kindness by Reginald Hill
  9. Saving Missy by Beth Morrey
  10. The Year Without Summer by Guinevere Glasfurd
  11. Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear
  12. Stone Cold Heart by Caz Frear –  reached Pike’s Peak
  13. The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey
  14. Becoming Mrs Lewis by Patti Callaghan
  15. Queen Lucia by E F Benson
  16. Looking Good Dead by Peter James
  17. The Guardians by John Grisham
  18. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  19. Yesterday’s Papers by Martin Edwards
  20. Deadheads by Reginald Hill
  21. Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin
  22. Maigret’s Holiday by Georges Simenon
  23. Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert
  24. The Power-House by John Buchan – reached Mont Blanc
  25. Thin Air by Michelle Paver
  26. Wycliffe and How To Kill a Cat by W J Burley
  27. Dead Man’s Footsteps by Peter James
  28. Somebody at the Door by Raymond Postgate
  29. The Dry by Jane Harper
  30. The Secret of High Eldersham by Miles Burton
  31. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  32. A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
  33. Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter
  34. Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses by George Simenon
  35. The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide
  36. Sherlock Holmes and the Yule-tide Mystery by Val Andrews – reached Mt Vancouver
  37. Maigret Enjoys Himself by Georges Simenon
  38. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler