Congrats to this month’s winner: Jean of Howling Frog Books!
Hello, TBR Pile Challengers!
It is May 15th and we are now at Checkpoint #5 for the 2013 TBR Pile Challenge! Can you believe we’re almost half-way through our challenge? Congrats to all those who have been keeping pace and making some progress – it has been great to see all the discussions on Twitter, Facebook, and your blogs!
Where I’m At: I have already read 9 of my required 12 books. I can’t believe I’m almost done! I plan to read my next book, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, very soon, and I will be reading Persuasion in August, so that will bring me to 11 of 12! I might actually be able to read all my alternates this year, too.
Book #1: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
Book #2: The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
Book #3: Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Book #4: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
Book #8: Shine by Lauren Myracle
My favorites so far have been Orlando, A Streetcar Named Desire, and O Pioneers! but, I’ve been very lucky so far with my choices – they’ve all been good! What have been YOUR favorites, so far? Any surprises?
Below, you’re going to find the infamous Mr. Linky widget. IF you have completed any reviews for books on your challenge list, please feel free to link them up here so that we can easily find your posts, encourage one another, see what progress is being made on all these piles, etc. Also, feel free to link-up to your own checkpoint post, should you decide to write one (not required – but feel free!)
Giveaway!: This month’s checkpoint comes with a giveaway! Be sure to link-up your reviews (or a checkpoint post) by the deadline. Every link you post (provided it is new to this month – no posts/reviews used previously!) will earn you one entry into a random drawing. The prize is a book of your choice, up to $15 USD, from The Book Depository!
Link-up Your Reviews for April 21st – May 20th: