Saturday, June 11, 2016

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2016

This will do it for me this year. Really it will. I'll probably post a few more of the on-going lists, but this is it for challenges in 2016.

Unless something irresistible comes along, of course.

Overlaps are specifically allowed for this challenge, but I already committed to 9 books, so it didn't seem fair to choose only 12. Why not push ahead, yes? So I've chosen the Mount Blanc level of 24 books that have been "waiting in the wings for weeks...months...even years" -- as eloquently expressed by the sign-up post at My Reader's Block.

The last 5 slots are blank because yikes, I might need some oxygen along the way! Especially if my calculations are correct and when I finish that 19th book I'll have read all the Booker Winners -- cause for celebration at the end of a long road!

Sign-ups go through November 1st, if you're interested.

1. Heart of Palm - Laura Lee Smith (Florida Book Award) finished 6/18/16 (review)
2. Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel (Booker Prize) finished 7/5/16 (review)
3. The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver (Orange/Baileys Prize) finished 8/9/16 (review)
4. The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller (Orange/Baileys Prize) finished 8/13/16 (review)
5. The Famished Road - Ben Okri (Booker Prize) finished 9/10/16 (review)
6. Narcopolis - Jeet Thayil (DSC Prize) finished 10/20/16 (review)
7. The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri (DSC Prize) finished 10/30/16 (review)
8. Tourist Season - Enid Shomer (Florida Book Award) finished 11/3/16 (review)
9. Ilustrado - Miguel Syjuco (Man Asian Prize) finished 1/16/17 (too late!) (review)
10. Life and Times of Michael K - J.M. Coetzee (Booker Prize)
11. Rites of Passage - William Golding (Booker Prize)
12. Schindler's Ark - Thomas Kenally (Booker Prize)
13. Holiday - Stanley Middleton (Booker Prize)
14. Something to Answer For - P.H. Newby (Booker Prize)
15. The Elected Member - Bernice Rubens (Booker Prize)
16. The Finkler Question - Howard Jacobson (Booker Prize)
17. Bring up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel (Booker Prize) finished 7/13/16 (review)
18. The Narrow Road to the Deep North - Richard Flanagan (Booker Prize)
19. A Brief History of Seven Killings - Marlon James (Booker Prize)
20. TBD The Survival of the Bark Canoe - John McPhee finished 7/14/16 (review)
21. TBD The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection - Alexander McCall Smith finished 7/15/16 (review)
22. TBD Islands in the Stream - Ernest Hemingway finished 9/10/16 (review)
23. TBD
24. TBD


  1. So glad you're joining in! Good luck with your climb.

    1. Thanks! I guess I will have to take a helicopter to reach Checkpoint #2. :-)


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