Congrats to this month’s winner, Karen from Karen’s Books & Chocolate!
Dearest TBR Pile Challengers – Welcome to Another Checkpoint!
It is August 15th, which means we have crossed the half-way point and are now officially on the downslope for our 2013 TBR Pile Challenge! So far, the overall progress and participation in this year’s challenge has been outstanding! I really have been impressed by you guys – even just reading one or two of your twelve, to this point, is great. Keep at it!
Where I’m At: I have now read 10 of my required 12 books – so I’m feeling pretty good! This might be the first year in the last few where I could manage to complete all 12 books + the 2 alternates on my list (although I have some hefty books left to read, so I’m not going to get ahead of myself, here). I need to write my review for Persuasion, which is Book #10, but I do plan to do that, and post it, before the August 20th deadline.
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
Book #10: Persuasion by Jane Austen
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 check-in comes with a giveaway! One winner will be chosen from those who link-up to their reviews of books completed between July 21st & August 20th. Anyone who posts a check-in for this month and links-up by August 20th will also be included. The prize is any book of winner’s choice, up to $20 USD, from The Book Depository! Good Luck!
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