The Mount TBR challenge is designed to get those already-purchased, sitting-on-the-shelf-and-ereader books READ!

Mount TBR

It is organised by My Reader’s Block, (Bev Hankins) 🙂 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.  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
  • 2018 – I stepped onto the summit of Mount Vancouver at 8 pm on 31st Dec!
  • 2019 – abject failure, only achieving 2 1/2 mountains (28/36).  
  • 2020 – thanks to reading a stack of shorter books in December, I made it to Mount Vancouver (36 books)
  • 2021 & 22 – scaled Mount Vancouver (36 books)
  • 2023 – with so much time spent reading early in the year, I’d scaled Mt Vancouver by September. I scaled back after that and only added two more.

My Challenge progress for 2024

Again I’m aiming for Mount Vancouver, paying attention to only books in my ownership; not counting library books that get the books off my TBR list.

  1. Nothing to See Here (K’Barthan Extras #2) by M T McGuire (smashwords, tbr Jan-21)
  2. The Firestone (Elemental Prophesy #1) by Francesca Tyer (owned, tbr Jun-23)
  3. Water: Selkies, Sirens and Sea Monsters (Elemental Anthologies #4) ed Rhonda Parrish (kindle, tbr Aug-21)
  4. What If? by Randall Munroe (own paperback, tbr Mar-16)
  5. Queen of Chaos (Sequoyah #3) by Sabrina Chase (kindle, tbr Aug-20)
  6. Kiwi and the Serpent of the Isle (Kiwi #4) by Vickie Johnstone (smashwords, tbr Jan-19)
  7. Too Good to Be True (K’Barthan Extras #4) by M T McGuire (smashwords, tbr Mar-23)
  8. Forgotten Lore Ed by Rhonda Parrish (kindle, TBR Nov-22)
  9. Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni by Mary Smith (kindle, tbr Jan-22)
  10. Voyagers: The Third Ghost an IWSG Anthology (kindle, TBR Apr-20)
  11. Knight Moves by Walter Jon Williams (kindle, TBR Apr-15)
  12. Air: Sylphs, Spirits and Swan Maidens (Elemental Anthologies, #3) Ed. Rhonda Parrish (kindle, tbr May-20) *** FIRST MOUNTAIN CLIMBED ***
  13. The Language of Power (Steerswoman #4) by Rosemary Kirstein (kindle, tbr Nov-20)
  14. Rules of Conflict (Jani Kilian #2) by Kristine Smith (kindle, tbr Mar-19)
  15. Law of Survival (Jani Kilian #3) by Kristine Smith (kindle, tbr Mar-19)
  16. Coraline by Neil Gaiman (paperback, tbr Nov-18)
  17. The Bletchley Girls by Tessa Dunlop (kindle, tbr Dec-15)
  18. Ichor Well (Free-wrench #3) by Joseph R Lallo (kindle, tbr Nov-21)
  19. Contact Imminent (Jani Kilian #4) by Kristine Smith (kindle, tbr Nov-22)

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