Yahoo! Welcome to the 5th checkpoint for our 2018 TBR Pile Challenge. We have 100+ participants this year, with 115+ reviews already posted! That’s some pretty good reading and writing (about one book each? Maybe that’s not so great…. but here comes summer!)
I hope you’re having a good time making progress through your own TBR piles. Do I dare challenge you all to get us to TWO HUNDRED linked-up reviews by the next checkpoint? Can we do this!?
If you had the chance to swap ONE book from your list right now, what would you take off your list and what would you add to it? I’ll leave my own answer in the comments.
So far, I’ve read 4 of my 12 required books and have reviewed 3 of them. I’ve been stuck here since the last checkpoint, which is making me pretty anxious. I really wanted to be further into my list, and I DEFINITELY wanted to have that 4th book at least reviewed by now.
Unfortunately, the last 4 weeks have been the last month of the spring semester, which is always a busy time. I just finished grading 100+ research papers and 100+ final projects. I’m down now, though, and even though I will be teaching this summer, I should have plenty of extra time for reading and writing. I especially hope to get to these books on my “Summer Reading List,” some of which are on my TBR challenge list and some of which are on my Classics Club list.
Below, you’re going to find the infamous Mr. Linky widget. If you read and review any challenge books this month, please link-up on the widget below. This Mr. Linky will be re-posted every month so that we can compile a large list of all that we’re reading and reviewing together this year. Each review that is linked-up on this widget throughout the year may also earn you entries into future related giveaways, so don’t forget to keep this updated!
The winner of last month’s mini-challenge was Joel from I Would Rather Be Reading, who will receive one book of his choice ($15 USD) from The Book Depository. Congratulations, Joel! To everyone else, keep up the great reading & look for our next mini-challenge in July!
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