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!?
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?
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!
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 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!
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