Greetings, TBR Pile Challengers!
Y’all! We have more than 230 posts linked-up for this challenge! How incredible is that?
I hear summer is coming to a close; students and teachers are returning to school, and many are eagerly awaiting the autumn season. Count me in as one of those many! It’s still very much summer in my part of the world, with temperatures hitting 105+ degrees every day (for at least a few more weeks). I’m more than ready for September to get here (or October…or November…)
Last month’s checkpoint came with the third of four planned mini-challenges. I hope you’ll all take the opportunity to return to last month’s post and look at the few book title poems that people submitted — they were fantastic! Thanks to those who did participate, it was a lot of fun reading your poems. You made the choice very difficult. Mini-challenge #4 will be coming soon.
Well, after a pretty good stretch of progress through June, I hit a bit of a wall this last month. There’s a reason, though! I decided to focus my reading entirely on POETRY in July but, unfortunately, I didn’t have any poetry on my TBR List. I’ll have to be sure to include even more genre diversity next year! I had done a themed reading month for June, too (LGBTQ+), but I had two titles that worked within that category.
Oh well, there’s plenty of time to catch up! If I get even one book from my list read in the month of August, that will put me back on track with 8 books in the 8th month, right? Since I’ve turned my attention heavily toward writing, I might try to make my two “on writing” books (Reading Like A Writer and Light the Dark) the next two to read and cross off my challenge list. 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!
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You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. Octavia E. Butler
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