May Checkpoint! #TBR2022RBR

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 100 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 6 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. If I can finish one more this month, then I’ll be at 7 of 14, which is my *actual* half-way goal, since I plan to complete my alternates.

My Progress: 6 of 12 Completed

As you can see, I haven’t made any reviewing progress since last month. I’m currently reading Book 7 from my challenge list, which is Mary Kinzie’s A Poet’s Guide to Poetry. This one is a chunkster and we’re meant to take our time with it, so it’s going to take a while to finish. I have some poetry collections on my list, still, and a couple regular-length novels, so I’m going to try to read those simultaneously this summer in order to continue making progress on my challenge list rather than stalling on one long book.

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!

MINI-CHALLENGE #2 WINNER: Jane from Just Reading a Book! 


12 Comments on “May Checkpoint! #TBR2022RBR

  1. i’ve done 8 so i’m quite happy with everything happening i had not expected such a great start

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  2. Hooray I’m a Winner!!! Now I have to get a copy of Song of Achilles and read it! I’m on track which is terrific but I’m interested in your reading a chunkster that’s going to take you a while does that mean that you just won’t blog? When I’m in that situation and not blogging I always feel I should have something else to say, but what? oh the problems, and it’s meant to be for fun!!

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    • I will definitely still blog (not that I post too often anyway), but I just won’t have a lot of challenge progress specifically while I work on this big poetry tome.

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  3. I’ve read 11 of my original 12. This month–I just finished Reliquary by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. This was the chunkster of my list with 464 pages.


    • And there were some you DNF’d, right? So will you stop at 12?


  4. I am SO behind this year. But just linked my second review. I’ve been reading a lot — just not books on either of my TBR challenges!


  5. I’ve read two more – The Two Towers by Tolkien (better than expected) and Live by Night by Dennis Lehane (which was disappointing) so I’m up to 6. Life is hectic at the moment so haven’t blogged about them yet but I will get to it.


  6. I’ve finished six so far and enjoyed all of them, just posted my most recent which I finished last week. I’ve been dipping in and out of a seventh but I may not make it through the end, it’s so depressing, a book about the Titanic. Why did I even buy this book? Probably for the really nice cover, I may just give up and donate it to the library.

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  7. I have read and linked 6 of my challenge books! I happy about my progress, but it is about to slow wayyy down for the summer. I’m also about to add a big one so I probably won’t check in with the challenge again until the fall. Unless I surprise myself.

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  8. I’ve only read two of my books and haven’t yet posted on them (although the drafts are at least written)–but I always hope for plenty of reading in the summer when it’s too hot to do anything else. If I don’t get too distracted by other books… 🙂


  9. Pingback: TBR Challenge: Books Read in 2022 – 10. Live by Night – Dennis Lehane – kepagewriter

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