November Checkpoint! #TBR2022RBR

Hello, TBR Pile Challengers!

It is November 15th, which means it’s time for the penultimate challenge checkpoint! I can’t believe we’re nearly to the end of this year, and this challenge. We have 180 posts linked up on the Mister Linky, which is awesome! Remember that all posts linked up for this challenge will be entered into the final, year-end drawing for a $50 gift card to a bookstore of your choice! (Provided it can be sent electronically.)

Question of the Month: Do you have any holiday reading plans? Any specific seasonal titles on your list?

My Progress: 11 of 12 Completed / 10 of 12 Reviewed

I kept telling myself that I’d get an “October month-in-review” posted soon, which would’ve included my thoughts on the Rimbaud Complete that I read for this challenge (book 11 of 12!). But, I still haven’t managed to get it posted. I did get it drafted, so I’m thinking maybe I’ll get that cranked out during Thanksgiving break, when I have some “time off.” (Ha. ha.) I also have James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk sitting on top of my bookshelf, ready and waiting to be Book 12! I’m pretty confident that I’ll finish my challenge this year, and if I can somehow get through two very large tomes (Poetry Handbook and A Brief History of Nearly Everything during Christmas week, then I might even finish all 14 of 12!

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
  7. Crush (2005) by Richard Siken
  8. A Book of Common Prayer (1977) by Joan Didion
  9. Madness (2017) by sam sax
  10. Nature Poem (2017) by Tommy Pico
  11. Rimbaud Complete Poems and Prose (2003) by Arthur Rimbaud

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!

October Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Jane from Just Reading a Book! Her comment was randomly drawn as the winner of a book-of-choice ($20 USD or less) from The Book Depository! Stay tuned for the final end-of-year giveaway ($50 gift card from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or bookstore of your choice.) Make sure you’re linking up all your reviews and challenge posts, as ALL ENTRIES will be entered into the final contest giveaway.


P.S. Did you know I opened a bookstore? It’s true! Check out my online book shop on Pango. It’s a great alternative to Amazon:

14 Comments on “November Checkpoint! #TBR2022RBR

  1. i still have two left i think, i hope to read and review them but priority on the arc i need to read first

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  2. *sigh* I’ve read 9 of my 12, but have only managed to post reviews of two of them. I think I’ll manage to read all 12 by the end of December. I really should get to work on posting the reviews.

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  3. I have completed my 2022TBR pile challenge! I read 11 books from my list and one of the alternates. I had gotten way behind on linking my reviews, but I think I am all caught up now.

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  4. Congratulations Jane! I hope you love the book that you choose. I just posted my review of ‘The Outsider’ and have three books left to go. Fingers crossed!


  5. Finished! Just posted my last post today, I’m not going to bother with the two alternates and they’re going straight to the charity shop, you’ve helped me make a decision – if I can’t read them now then it’s never going to happen! Thanks Adam for this challenge!


  6. I’m pleased to announce that… I have completed the challenge!
    That is, I have read 12 books (but no alternates, since, for some reasons, my reading plan has changed completely). But at least I’ve got to read the 12, hooray!

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  8. I’ve finished 11 out of 12. I’ve given up on Crime and Punishment. I managed 100 pages. So now I’m reading the first of my alternates – The Princess Bride by William Goldman.

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    • Oh wow, excellent! I love Dostoevsky, but I actually haven’t read that one, yet. The Princess Bride is a trip! My students hated it, but I think it’s pretty funny.


  9. i’ve read 12 of my 14 but i had to read one of the alternate as my copy of Magic for nothing has disappeare ( suspect my brother have borrowed it without asking) i will try to read it if i can put my hands on it if not it will be for next year after all i did read 12^^

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