June Checkpoint! #TBR2022RBR

Hello, TBR Pile Challengers! 

Welcome to the MID-WAY POINT for our 2022 TBR Pile Challenge! I don’t know about you, but the time seems to be flying for me. I celebrated a week or two of “vacation” before summer term began, and now I’m suddenly in the second week of the semester? What’s happening!?

That said, I have somehow, someway managed to keep pace with this challenge (sort of.) I’ve read and reviewed exactly 6 of my 12 required books, with another two books read but not yet reviewed. That’s a total of eight out of the planned fourteen complete. This technically puts me a bit ahead of the necessary pace, if only I could get some thoughts down on the last two books I read!

Progress: 8 of 12 Completed / 6 of 12 Reviewed

I’m not entirely sure what I’ll read next from my list. Book 9 is still in-progress (A Poet’s Guide to Poetry). I’m thinking I might go with James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk. I’m going to commit, first, to getting the two unreviewed books reviewed, and then I’ll start Book 10.

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)
  7. Crush by Richard Siken (needs to be reviewed)
  8. A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion (needs to be reviewed)

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!


12 Comments on “June Checkpoint! #TBR2022RBR

  1. i haven’t started mine for june but i think i’m in the right course i’ve read 8 of my 12 so i refuse to start stressing but i won’t give up either so as soon as i finish the resquested review i can read for pleasure not sure which one i will pick next though


  2. I’ve read 7 so far and have blogged about 6 so I’m fairly happy with my progress. Blogging is difficult at the minute because it’s exam season and I’m up to my nose in marking but hopefully I’ll get to it soon. I really enjoyed it – Ananci Boys by Neil Gaiman – so I’m quite looking forward to reviewing it.


  3. Hmm, I linked 4 titles today. with the same url. the first one doesn’t show, even though the 3 I did after show. And when I try to redo it, it says it’s already listed (Thomas Jefferson’s Crème brûlée). I thought maybe the French accents were the problem, so I retried without accents, but it still tells me it’s already listed)


  4. I’m pretty well on track. I have finished 5 of my 12 books and have 2 in progress right now, both of which I expect to finish by early July. I made my TBR challenge post a featured post on my blog so I am constantly reminded of it which seems to be helping me get through the list.

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  5. I think I’m up to date with my reading but falling way behind with the reviews, why does this always happen?! Well done to you for keeping on top of it and many thanks for my prize book which has arrived and is sitting next to me waiting to be opened!

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