January Check-In #TBRYear10

Hello, TBR Pile Challengers! 

Yahoo! It’s time for our very first Challenge Check-in. As a reminder, the deadline to sign-up for this challenge is January 31st, 2023, so if you know of someone who would love to join and/or if you have been trying to make up your mind, here’s your chance. P.S. This also means currently registered participants should feel free to make a change, up to January 31st, provided the link leads to an updated list as of that date. 

Progress: 1 of 12 Completed

So far, I’ve read 1 of my 12 challenge books! This puts me at 100% on pace, except, of course, I still haven’t written the review for it, even though I tell myself every morning that “I’m going to write it today!” Oh well. After all, tomorrow is another day. Still, I’m glad to be on track. My plan is to read one TBR Challenge book and one Friends’ Recommendation book each month, with an extra in the summer months, and that will ensure that I read all 27 of my “challenge” books before the end of this year.

The next book scheduled from my challenge list is Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.

Books Read:

  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

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!

2022 Challenge Winner

In 2022, there were a total of 226 entries at the end of the year. That’s amazing! It’s now time to announce the winner of the overall challenge. Congratulations to Fanda from Fanda’s Classic Lit! The randomly drawn entry from the final list was Fanda’s review of 84, Charing Cross Road. Fanda will win up to $50 in books, or a $50 gift card to a bookstore of choice.

Be sure to come back for February’s check-in for mini-challenge #1 and your chance to win a book of choice ($20USD or less) from The Book Depository! (All mini-challenge and annual challenge winners need to have registered for the challenge on/before January 31, 2023, and will need to have participated by commenting on challenge posts and/or linking up challenge list book reviews.)

23 Comments on “January Check-In #TBRYear10

  1. i haven’t started yet because somehow i though deadline was the 15th so i spent time creating my tbr pile for this challenge ( so books don’t get misplaced like last year) I hope to read at least one this month.

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  2. Congratulations to Fanda!!

    I haven’t finished any of my list for 2023 yet, but I do have two in-progress. “Salt, Acid, Fat, Heat” and “The Kite Runner”.

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  3. I’ve read one already and am getting through my second at a lick (for me) but it’s the reviewing I have to keep on top of and that just hasn’t started yet this year. . .

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  4. Yay!! Thanks, Adam! It’s been a while since I won anything, let alone in a bookish challenge. And for the annual prize too! I have replied your email about this, by the way.
    From 12 books, I have read 1, but not reviewed, so I’m well on track.

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  5. I finished and reviewed my first TBR Pile Challenge book. I hope to read one a month as well as one from the Back to the Classics Challenge, though that challenge doesn’t seem to exist yet for 2023, as of right now.

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  6. Oohh, I need to finally read Pachinko as well. I’ve heard it is great. I’m hesitant to sign up for any challenges, but my informal goal is to make a dent in my TBR shelves…and make room for more!

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  7. I’ve finished my first book – The Children of Men by P.D. James – and I’m hoping to get my review up in the next couple of days. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I expected but I’m now reading The Man in the Red Coat by Julian Barnes and I’m loving that. Hopefully I will have finished it by the end of the month.

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  9. I’m nearing the end of the first book on my list, People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. I’m loving it! It’s about a very old and unique Haggadah that a book conservator is called in to assess and prepare for display. The story goes back in time to various periods and places to show what the book has been through over the centuries and why.

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  10. I usually start out stronger, but I’ve read one book on my list, The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper. It’s about women who are sold into slavery in ancient Pompeii. It was a fantastic read, rich historical detail and strong characters.

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  11. I’ve actually been pretty swift this month, and submitted 1-2-3 reviews! So I’m 1/4 done (though I hope to read my Alternates as well).
    All 3 are Antarctica set:
    FROZEN SOLID [Hallie Leland #2).

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  12. Adam I’ve linked up the wrong page and I can’t see how to remove it, can you remove it please (Birdsong) and I’ll do it again, sorry (I know it’s not the first time!)

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  13. i’m not really well in my head as i confunded rule for this challenge with the ones for last one^^;; so i changed some on my list ( to put one back since 2021 book are allowed) i’m too tired. Anyway list is done and finished since today is teh limit i’m happy to be at least in time for that

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