April Checkpoint! #TBR2022RBR

Hello, TBR Pile Challengers! 

We have made it through the First Quarter of this year’s TBR Pile Challenge! We already have 90 reviews/checkpoints linked up on our Mr. Linky, which is pretty great! How are you all doing with your selections? Any major successes (or total DNFs?)

My Progress: 6 of 12 Completed

So far, I’ve read and reviewed 6 of my required 12 books, which puts me just slightly ahead of schedule (since I plan to read my two alternates as well). I just started reading Book 7 today, A POET’S GUIDE TO POETRY, so if I can get that review posted before end of May, that will allow me to enter the summer months exactly on schedule. Summer is when I will probably get quite a few titles finished and (hopefully) put myself well ahead of pace! My plan all along has been to read all 14 of the books on my list, and I’d like to do that by the December 15 final checkpoint so that I’ve got everything posted before the challenge ends. But, as always, this is T.B.D. 

Books read:

  1. Chicago Poems (1916) by Carl Sandburg
  2. When My Brother was an Aztec (2012) by Natalie Diaz
  3. Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017) by Jesmyn Ward
  4. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) by Robert M. Pirsig
  5. A People’s History of the United States (1999) by Howard Zinn
  6. The Warmth of Other Suns (2010) by Isabel Wilkerson (not pictured)

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!


As we celebrate this 25% milestone for 2022, I introduce you to our second Mini-Challenge. Here’s all you need to do: Comment on this post with a book review WRITTEN BY ANOTHER CHALLENGER that you would recommend we read. So, yes, spend a little time visiting our fellow readers, maybe even say hello while you’re on their blog, but then come back here and comment with a review you really enjoyed or appreciated in some way. If you can tell us why (briefly), all the better!

You can find a list of everyone who has linked-up reviews so far by clicking on the “LINK UP YOUR REVIEWS” text below. Remember, you should also be posting your progress links there, too, so that you’re collecting entries toward the big $50 grand prize at the end of the year. Good luck to you all! Happy reading and happy blog hopping!


6 Comments on “April Checkpoint! #TBR2022RBR

  1. i started well and i’m happy i did as much whe it was a low pressure time because now between the review i need to do ( for arc team) and the work to do about teh house repairs reading for pleasure i have been limited and i admit i did go back reading some favourite to be sure to lift my mood but i definitively will not give up the challenge.

    Mini challenge2: i loved the review for Magic Mirrors written by Jean, i don’t usually speak about the author in my reviews so i found interesting that here it was and even researched.

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  2. I’m on my fifth book which is pleasing but as this one is The Two Towers by Tolkien, I think it might take me a while. Still ahead of schedule which is good.

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  3. I’m pleased to have completed 6 books at this point. My goal is to finish all 14 on my list.

    While I haven’t had as much time as I would like to read everyone’s reviews, I would like to give a shout out to Jane at Just Reading a Book for her fantastic review of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. This post helped me see Fanny Price in a much different light, such as recognizing her confidence. I also appreciated how Jane pointed out how Sir Thomas takes responsibility for Maria’s behaviors, and so the family is able to grow and learn together. This is a book very dear to my heart (as is everything by Austen) so thank you Jane for such a thought-provoking outlook on the novel. https://justreadingabook.wordpress.com/2022/02/15/mansfield-park/

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