My thanks go to Bruce Gargoyle once more, for introducing me to this challenge – which is designed to get those already-purchased, sitting-on-the-shelf-and-ereader books READ!

It is organised by My Reader’s Block, an Australian site 🙂 and you can read all the details HERE.

The key is to sign up to a mountain of books you are going to read, and report on your progress quarterly.  The books that count are ones you have in your possession at the end of the previous year – no additions and ARCs or anything like that afterwards, although I am including library books for long-standing titles on my list (these are not officially allowed, but to me it’s clearing the list that counts, not physical or ecopies in the house!).  As usual with these challenges you can upgrade to a higher level if you find you’re doing well, but you can’t downgrade.

I have over 520 on my TBR list, and at least half of those I now own, given the state of my kindle and my physical TBR shelf.  But I got through more than my original target of 24 in 2016, so I need to stretch myself and sign up for more: the 36 level – Mt. Vancouver!

Why not sign up to read your own pile – the basic level is 12, or one a month.

My 2017 list

Challenge tally 32 out of a target of 36.  Had to push to get there – the trouble being I took too many ARCs for the later stages of the year. Try again….


2018 List

mount tbr 2018We’re now in the 2018 Mount TBR Challenge, with my Goodreads TBR totalling 564.  I’m going for 36 again, all on my TBR list by 31st Dec 2017.  Maybe I’ll make it…

Challenge tally (and date I put them on my TBR):

  1. I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan (Oct-17)
  2. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (Jun-17)
  3. The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale (Oct-17)
  4. Dining Out Around the Solar System by Claire O’Beara (Feb-16)
  5. Everything is Lies by Helen Callaghan (Nov-17)
  6. Recovering Apollo 8 by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Aug-15)

You can sign up here, now!




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