Sunday, December 31, 2017

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2018

**Challenge Complete. See my wrap-up post HERE.**

Dates: January 1 - December 31, 2018

  • Sign-up anytime before November 1, 2018.
  • Choose a level of participation. Once you choose, you're locked in for at least that many books. You can increase your level; all books counted for lower levels carry over towards the new level.
  • Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2018. No library books.
  • Books can be counted for other challenges.
  • Reviews aren't required, and a blog isn't necessary.
  • Rereads may count (see challenge announcement page for details).
  • Audiobooks and E-books may count if they are yours and they are one of your primary sources of backlogged books.
  • You may count any "currently reading" book that you begin prior to January 1– provided that you had 50% or more of the book left to finish in 2017.
  • "Did Not Finish" books can be counted, under some circumstances (see challenge announcement page for details).
  • You can submit a list in advance, or add your books as you read them.
  • There will be quarterly check-ins.

Challenge Levels:
  1. Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
  2. Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
  3. Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
  4. Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR piles/s
  5. Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
  6. El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
  7. Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s
  8. Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

✸ I'm signing up at the first level (Pike's Peak), so I'll be trying for 12 books from my TBR pile.

● See my original post about the challenge HERE.
● See my challenge wrap-up post HERE.
● See the challenge announcement page HERE.
● See the challenge headquarters page HERE.
● See the review pages:
● See the quarterly check-in pages:

MY READING LIST (Books I've read, with links to reviews):
  1. Five Children and It. E. Nesbit (pub. 1902; read in March) 
  2. Just Kids. Patti Smith (pub. 2010; read in February) 
  3. A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple #5). Agatha Christie (pub. June 1950; read in January) 
  4. Vintage Murder (Roderick Alleyn #5). Ngaio Marsh (pub. 1937; read in January) 
  5. Time Out of Joint. Philip K. Dick (pub. 1959; read in April)
  6. The Cottingley Secret. Hazel Gaynor (pub. 2017; read in April)
  7. The Quiet American. Graham Greene (pub. 1955; read in May) 
  8. Pale Horse, Pale Rider: Three Short Novels. Katherine Anne Porter (first pub. 1939; read in May)
  9. At the Mountains of Madness. H.P. Lovecraft (first pub. 1936; read in May)
  10. When You Reach Me. Rebecca Stead (pub. 2009; read in June)
  11. The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot #6). Agatha Christie (first pub. 1928; read in July)
  12. A Morbid Taste for Bones (Brother Cadfael #1). Ellis Peters (first pub. 1977; read in September) 
  13. The Night She Died (Inspector Thanet #1). Dorothy Simpson (first pub. 1980; read in October) 
  14. Last Bus to Woodstock (Inspector Morse #1). Colin Dexter (first pub. 1975; read in October) 
  15. Last Seen Wearing (Inspector Morse #2). Colin Dexter (first pub. 1976; read in October) 

Books I'd Like to Read in 2018 (many of these have been on the shelves for a LONG time):
  • Afternoon Men. Anthony Powell 
  • American Eve. Paula Uruburu 
  • The Art of Mending. Elizabeth Berg 
  • The Bell. Iris Murdoch 
  • The Bell Jar. Sylvia Plath 
  • The Berlin Stories. Christopher Isherwood 
  • The Black Prince. Iris Murdoch 
  • Black Sun. Geoffrey Wolff 
  • The Book of the Dead. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 
  • Busman's Honeymoon. Dorothy L. Sayers 
  • The Cabinet of Curiosities. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 
  • Cast, In Order of Disappearance (Charles Paris #1). Simon Brett 
  • The Children's Book. A.S. Byatt 
  • The Cottingley Secret. Hazel Gaynor 
  • Cutwork (Needlecraft Mysteries #7). Monica Ferris 
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick 
  • The Enchanted April. Elizabeth von Arnim 
  • The Europeans. Henry James 
  • Family Album. Penelope Lively 
  • The Fencing Master. Arturo PĂ©rez-Reverte 
  • Five Red Herrings. Dorothy L. Sayers 
  • Flaubert's Parrot. Julian Barnes 
  • Foundation. Isaac Asimov 
  • Framed in Lace (Needlecraft Mysteries #2). Monica Ferris 
  • The Ghost Writer. Philip Roth 
  • The Glass Room. Simon Mawer 
  • Hanging By a Thread (Needlecraft Mysteries #6). Monica Ferris
  • The Haunted Bookshop. Christopher Morley 
  • High Rising (Barsetshire #1). Angela Thirkell 
  • How It All Began. Penelope Lively 
  • How to Be Human. Paula Cocozza 
  • Identity. Milan Kundera 
  • Invitation to the Waltz. Rosamond Lehmann 
  • Istanbul Passage. Joseph Kanon 
  • Jane Eyre. Charlotte Bronte 
  • July and August. Nancy Clark 
  • Jumping the Queue. Mary Wesley 
  • Just Kids. Patti Smith 
  • The Lake House. Kate Morton 
  • Last Bus to Woodstock (Inspector Morse #1). Colin Dexter 
  • Last Seen Wearing (Inspector Morse #2). Colin Dexter 
  • Let the Devil Sleep (Dave Gurney #3). John Verdon 
  • Los Alamos. Joseph Kanon 
  • Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. Eric Hodgins 
  • Mrs. Malory and a Death in the Family. Hazel Holt
  • Mrs. Malory and a Necessary End. Hazel Holt
  • The Moonstone. Wilkie Collins 
  • Murder At the Vicarage (Miss Marple #1). Agatha Christie 
  • A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple #5). Agatha Christie 
  • Murder Must Advertise. Dorothy L. Sayers 
  • My Sister's Bones. Nuala Ellwood 
  • The Mystery of Lewis Carroll. Jenny Woolf 
  • The Night She Died (Inspector Thanet #1). Dorothy Simpson 
  • The Nine Tailors. Dorothy L. Sayers  
  • Oracle Night. Paul Auster 
  • The Pale Horse. Agatha Christie 
  • Prater Violet. Christopher Isherwood 
  • Prophecy. S.J. Parris 
  • Providence. Anita Brookner 
  • Relic. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 
  • The Road to Lichfield. Penelope Lively 
  • The Secret Keeper. Kate Morton 
  • The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn (Inspector Morse, #3). Colin Dexter
  • Silver on the Tree (The Dark Is Rising series, final book). Susan Cooper 
  • The Sisters: The Lives and Times of the Fabulous Cushing Sisters. David Grafton 
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley. Patricia Highsmith 
  • The Takeover. Muriel Spark
  • Time and Again. Clifford D. Simak 
  • Two Serious Ladies. Jane Bowles 
  • The Spoils of Poynton. Henry James 
  • The Unicorn. Iris Murdoch 
  • Unnatural Death. Dorothy L. Sayers 
  • When the Music's Over (DCI Banks #23). Peter Robinson
  • When You Reach Me. Rebecca Stead 
  • A Wreath of Roses. Elizabeth Taylor 
  • The Year of Magical Thinking. Joan Didion 
  • The Young Widower's Handbook. Tom McAllister 

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