2018 TBR Pile Challenge

June Checkpoint! #TBR2018RBR

Hello, TBR Pile Challengers! 

WE ARE HALF-WAY INTO THE CHALLENGE! Can you believe it? I am suddenly feeling all, “oh crap!” about this. HA! Anyway, we have 100+ participants this year, with 145+ reviews already posted! That’s some pretty good reading and writing, y’all.

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!?

Question of the Month

Have you discovered any new-to-you authors that you absolutely love, now? If so, who is the author and what’s the next book of theirs that you hope to read? 

My Progress: 4 of 12 Completed / 4 of 12 Reviewed

So far, I’ve read and reviewed 4 of my 12 required books. I’ve made very little reading progress from my list since May, although I did at least get one more review written. I was caught up in reading a bunch of interesting things, like Stephen King’s latest, The Outsider and some history and philosophy, which I’ve been barreling into quite a bit lately. 

Over the next 7 weeks or so, 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. As for my TBR Pile challenge, the next two books I have coming up are: Joan Didion’s The White Album and Mark Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson. I should get to both of these this summer, which will get me to 6 of 12. Nowhere near as far as I’d hoped, but oh well! 

How are you doing?

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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!

MINI-CHALLENGE #2 WINNER

The winner of last month’s mini-challenge was Joel from I Would Rather Be Reading, who chose a copy of Italo Calvino’s THE BARON IN THE TREES as his prize. Congratulations, Joel! To everyone else, keep up the great reading & look for our next mini-challenge in July!

LINK UP YOUR REVIEWS 

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13 thoughts on “June Checkpoint! #TBR2018RBR

  1. Edward Payson Roe was new to me. A friend’s review of He Fell in Love With His Wife made me want to read it, and I finally did this year. It’s a bit old-fashioned, but sweet and full of pathos. Many of his books are free for the Kindle app, and I just ordered a Face Illumined and Opening a Chestnut Burr.

    I also read my first book by G. K. Chesterton (The Man Who Was Thursday). Enjoyable, but not a casual read. I definitely need my brain fully engaged to follow him.

    Adam Bede was my third George Eliot book, and I loved it just as much as Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda.

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  2. I have read 8 of 12 books so far (and reviewed 7–still playing catch-up in the review department). Richard Shattuck (aka Dora Shattuck) is the only author read who was new to me. She writes in the 1930s/40s screwball mystery vein and is very enjoyable. I have Said the Spider to the Fly sitting on my TBR shelves–so that will be the next one up when I’m ready for another Shattuck.

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  3. I have only read two of my books so far (and also DNFd one because it just wasn’t for me), but now that my doctorate is winding up I should have much more free time for reading.

    I really enjoyed All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman, so I will be looking up his book The Tiny Wife soon as well. I also really like The Vaccine Race by Meredith Wadman, but it seems to be her first book, so I will be keeping an eye out for upcoming nonfiction by her as well.

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  4. Oh! I’d forgotten to link up my last book. Remedied that. 🙂

    Thus far, I’ve finished and reviewed four books, but have DNFed four as well (including both my alternates). I suppose this is a way of clearing my TBR pile…

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  5. lunafleur says:

    Challenge Stats:
    Read 5/12

    QOTM:
    I finally read The Maze Runner and I definitely plan to continue reading the series. I really enjoy his writing!

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  6. I have now read nine of books (one alternate) and have reviewed eight. Of the books I’ve read for the challenge, I’d say that Richard {Dora} Shattuck was the big surprise. I’d never read any of her books and she infuses just the right amount of humor into her mystery. I look forward to reading more by her.

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  7. Joel Getter says:

    I have now read six of my selections and reviewed five of those. I would list Italo Calvino as a new favorite and look forward to reading Baron in the Trees! Looking forward to the next checkpoint!

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