Congrats to last month’s winner, Karen from Karen’s Books & Chocolate!
Hi, There, TBR Pile Challengers! And Welcome to Another Checkpoint!
It is September 15th, which means we are now officially in the final quarter our 2013 TBR Pile Challenge! So far, the overall progress and participation in this year’s challenge has been outstanding! I have been impressed by you guys – some of you are even finished, already!
Where I’m At: I have read 10 of my required 12 books – so I’m feeling good! This might be the first year in the last few where I manage to complete all 12 books on my list (although I have some hefty books left to read, so I’m not going to get ahead of myself, here). I keep getting distracted by some fabulous new releases (such as the Salinger biography that I’m currently reading), so I don’t know if I’ll get to all 14 books on my list, but I will definitely read the main goal of 12!
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 #5: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
Book #6: Sodom on the Thames: Sex, Love, and Scandal in Wilde Times by Morris Kaplan
Book #7: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Book #8: Shine by Lauren Myracle
Book #9: Gods and Monsters by Christopher Bram
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 giveaway is closed. Congrats to Sarah of The Every Day Reader, who chose to receive a copy of For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund!
Link-up Your Reviews for August 21st – September 20th:
I’m working on my 12th title, but it’s kind of slow. One of those academic-type books.
Hey, woohoo, I finished it! In under the wire. I’m still going to read my two backup titles, but officially I’m done!
Wow, nice job!
I have finished 12, yayyy! Now I’m working on the 13th, and will definitely finish the last one before end of the year!
I am very behind with this challenge, I must admit. Only 6 books read. The first half of the year I was on track, but now I am struggeling a bit. I hope to get it in order, because I do want to finish it!
I’m on my ninth book now. The Way of Kings slowed me down quite a bit. I was right to be intimidated by those thousand pages.
11/12! Now just to get back into a non-fiction reading mood so that I can tackle Freakonomics. For God, Country and Coca-Cola took it out of me, it’s a tome!
This is for those who signed up around December, correct? I can’t wait to sign up for next year, I’m already working on that list!
Yep, for current preregistered participants. Glad to have you next year!
I finished 10 out of my 12! I am getting close.
10 of 12? You should not feel good, you should feel AMAZING! I think I’ll join you next year because keeping track of what I read from my TBR pile will definitely help to read more 🙂