May Checkpoint! #TBR2019RBR

Hello, TBR Pile Challengers! 

Welcome to the 5th checkpoint for our annual TBR Pile Challenge! I hope you are all making good progress and enjoying yourselves (and your reading selections! We have 169 reviews/check-in posts linked up already, with 7 months to go, and I think that’s beyond awesome! Way to go, you all! 

I’m pleased to report that, in this 5th month of the challenge, I have read 5 of my 12 books! That puts me right on pace, with summer freedom (ha!) coming up. I hope to get a little bit ahead during the summer months, so this actually puts me in a good place. The only problem is that I’m behind on reviewing — I have to get some thoughts down for the last two books I’ve read for this challenge. I’ve been in a bit of a blog-writing slump, to be honest, so we’ll see if I can kick that soon.

Progress: 5 of 12 Completed / 3 of 12 Reviewed

As you can see, I need to write reviews for Letters to a Young Poet and for We, and then link them up. I think the next book up from my list might be Gemini (1998) by Michel Tournier, which I’ve wanted to read for a long time; I’ve held off on it so far this year, though, because it is very long and I wanted to make sure I had enough free time to devote to it. In other words, I needed this semester to end! 

Books read:

How are you doing?


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: Linday from Three Good Rats! 



13 Comments on “May Checkpoint! #TBR2019RBR

  1. I’ve read 9 of the 14 on my list. Yay! I’m about 3/4 done with the tenth. One favorite was Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me by Karen Swallow Prior. One that is yet unread is On Writing Well by William Zinsser: I imagine that I’ll probably want to read that one slowly to absorb it better.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I have quite a few slow non-fiction (mostly writing related) selections on my list, and though I want to read them, I wonder if they were the right choice for the challenge. Oops!


  2. I have read six of my selections (still need to do a review for Miss Agatha Doubles for Death) and am set to begin number seven (The Lover). So, I’m feeling pretty good at the moment….hope to keep up the momentum.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I’ve read three and reviewed two and am about to start reading my fourth – a Dorothy Whipple, so that’s a treat! But after a slow start I feel like I’m on the way, so all is good!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Great! Dorothy Whipple, I’ve never read. What would you recommend first? I’ll add something to my GR list.

      Liked by 1 person

      • You can’t go wrong with any of them but ‘They were Sisters’ is chilling and is also a creepy film with James Mason!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. I’ve read 4 off my list, plus one of the alternates, so not too bad. Favorite so far is Dorothy Baker’s Young Man With A Horn

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I’m doing much better than last year so far, so I’m proud. I’ve only finished one review so far, but I’ve read three off of my list – one being my longest read, which I was concerned about.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I finally read 1 of the 14 on my list! I’ve been so focused on two of my other challenges as well as some books I need to read for work. Looks like I don’t have any others from this challenge in the line up for a while, but maybe I’ll move my list around a bit to push one up a bit further.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Finally read one off my list. Work reading has been such a focus followed by two other challenges. Hopefully I’ll get more focused on this one soon!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I’m halfway through #6, but I have yet to review #5 — I’ve got a bit of a backlog just now and am more worried about getting to the end of the semester than anything else! #6 is really good though 🙂
    And I have three of the LONG titles on my 20 Books of Summer pile.

    Liked by 1 person

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: