2015 TBR Pile Challenge Complete!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Adam, the Roof Beam Reader hosted the TBR Pile Challenge again this year and despite the craziness of the past few months, I actually completed it! Here's the link to my original post.
The goal was to read 12 books from your “to be read” pile within 12 months. Each of the 12 books must have been on your bookshelf or “To Be Read” list for AT LEAST one full year. Caveat: Two (2) alternates are allowed, just in case one or two of the books end up in the “can’t get through” pile. 

There were two on my main list that I didn't get to, but I read both of my alternates. I found a new favorite, A Girl of the Limberlost, tried Haruki Murakami for the first time, and read a good book set in my home state, The Circus in Winter. It was definitely a successful challenge.

Here’s my list:


1) Gulliver's Travels (Done)
    by Jonathan Swift 

2) A Girl of the Limberlost (Done)
    by Gene Stratton-Porter 
3) The Ghost Map (Done)
    by Steven Johnson 
4) Tess of the D'urbervilles (Done)
    by Thomas Hardy 
5) Asterios Polyp (Done)
    by David Mazzucchelli 
6) Master and Commander (Done)
    by Patrick O'Brian 
7) Kafka on the Shore (Done)
    by Haruki Murakami 
8) The Night Watch (Done)
   by Sarah Waters 
9) Light in August  
    by William Faulkner 
10) The Circus in Winter (Done)
    by Cathy Day 
11) Inherit the Wind (Done)
    by Jerome Lawrence 
12) On the Beach  
    by Nevil Shute

ALTERNATES:

1) A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Done)
     by Laurie R. King 
 
2) A Quiet Storm (Done)
     by Rachel Howzell Hall

5 comments:

Andi said...

You are GOOD! I'm terrible at sticking to a pile.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Andi - I'm such a list person. I love checking things off when they're done, so that's my motivation!

wordhits said...

BRAVO!!! V impressive. I still haven't quite finished my 2014 TBR challenge (gasp!).

wordhits said...

p.s I do burn through a lot of books ... but Like Andi ... I can't stick to a pile. #impulsereader

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

wordhits - Lists motivate me, but it definitely doesn't work for everyone!