Saturday, November 28, 2015

2016 Mount TBR Reading Challenge

Dates: January 1 to December 31, 2016

For all the info and guidelines, see the announcement/sign-up post HERE.

I'm still dithering over which reading challenges I want to sign up for in 2016, but I already know I want to do this one. I didn't sign up for the 2015 edition. BIG mistake!

I have literally thousands of books on my various to-be-read shelves/piles/lists. You can take a look at some of them over at GoodReads (HERE), or Library Thing (HERE). In 2016, I really want to reduce the mountain at least a teensy bit and I'm hoping this challenge will help keep me on track.

To start off, I'm signing up at the Pike's Peak Level -- 12 books. But if all goes well, I'll be looking to upgrade as the year goes on. I'm not going to commit to an official list of books I'll read, but I have a fairly long unofficial list of possibilities, some of which might be:
  • Afternoon Men, by Anthony Powell. I think this is the only one of Powell's novels I've never read.
  • Three cozy mysteries by Hazel Holt: Mrs. Malory and a Death in the Family; Mrs. Malory and a Necessary End; Mrs. Malory and the Lilies That Fester. If I get those read, I'll be all caught up with the series. I think.
  • Several books I've been trying to read for decades: Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte; Daisy Miller, by Henry James (one of those books I was supposed to read in school but never actually did); The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins; The Berlin Stories, by Christopher Isherwood.
  • A few classic sci-fi novels, including: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick; Foundation, by Isaac Asimov; and Time and Again, by Clifford D. Simak.
  • Silver on the Tree, by Susan Cooper. Last book in Cooper's The Dark Is Rising sequence; I really need to see how the Drew children manage to save the world from all those dark forces.
During the year, I'll be tracking my progress, and keeping all my lists over on my challenge blog (HERE).


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks! I think it should be fun. Anything that gets me to read the books I already own is definitely a good thing!

  2. You are much better at challenges than moi! I signed up for several this year and while I did ok, most were overlapping so I don't think that was quite fair. Next year there will be one challenge -- only one. I want to finish some series and I have a whole book case full of books that I really want to read before I acquire any more. Oddly, I haven't been able to read anything in the last few weeks. Nothing is holding my interest.

    1. Well, I usually do OK at reading the books -- but I'm dismal at writing the reviews. I've read about 50 books this year, but only managed to review a dozen or so. Really need to work on that. Yeah, I have many series I'm trying to finish, too -- so I'm thinking 2016 might be The Year of Series Reading for me.


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