Mt TBR Challenge 2019The Mount TBR challenge 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 library books, or anything like that afterwards.  As usual with these challenges you can upgrade to a higher level if you find you’re doing well, but you can’t downgrade.

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

My previous attempts at scaling Mount TBR

2016 – aimed at 24 and reached 26

2017 – aiming for Mt Vancouver (36 books) Got to 32 and had to push to get there – I took too many ARCs for the later stages of the year

2018 – It was a very close run thing – but I stepped onto the summit of Mount Vancouver at 8 pm on 31st Dec!

2019 List

I’ve already signed up for Mount Vancouver (36 books) at Bev’s My Reader’s Block website.  (see below for the 2020 sign-up)

You can sign up here, now!

Realising that these books had to be on my list and in my possession on 31 Dec 2018, I can include some of my newly published ones acquired last year!

  1. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (Sep-18)
  2. A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison (Nov-18)
  3. Dining Out with the Gas Giants by Clare O’Beara (Feb-16)
  4. Doggerland by Ben Smith (Nov-18)
  5. Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds (Nov-18)
  6. The Stone Circle by Elly Griffiths (Apr-18)
  7. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (May-18)
  8. The Dark Portal by Robin Jarvis (Jun-14)
  9. Needlemouse by Jan O’Connor (Dec-18)
  10. Galileo’s Theme Park ed. by Julianna Rew (Jun-18)
  11. Crow Country by Mark Cocker (Jun-18)
  12. Oceans: the Anthology ed. by Jessica West (Jan-18) *** first mountain climbed – a bit late! ***
  13. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Dec-18)
  14. Castles in Spain ed. by Mariano Villareal (Apr-18)
  15. Witchbone Book One – The Goblin’s Winter by Alex Norton (Oct-18)
  16. The Czar’s Spy by William Le Queux (Nov-15)
  17. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (Dec-16)
  18. Datura by Leena Krohn (Dec-14)
  19. Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor (Mar-18)
  20. Shirley Link & The Party Poopers by Ben Zackheim (Apr-17)
  21. Conor Kelly’s Guide to Ireland’s Ancient Places by Ali Isaac (Sep-17)
  22. The Earthkeepers by Shawn Underhill (Nov-14)
  23. A Difficult Mirror by Benjamin X Wretlind (Nov-13)
  24. My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood (Sep-16) *** second mountain climbed – is it all too little too late? ***
  25. Spotted Lily by Anna Tambour (Jul-15)
  26. Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers (Apr-18)
  27. Dragon’s Gate by Laurence Yep (Feb-16)
  28. The Ninth District by Douglas Dorow (Dec-12)


Despite all difficulties this year, I have signed up to scale Mount Vancouver again (36 books) for 2020 at Bev’s sign-up list here.


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