2021 TBR Challenges

I'm going to continue with Bev's TBR challenges in 2021.


The Mount TBR Reading Challenge is simple: pick how high you want to go.  As always, I'll be aiming for 24 books from the pile, though that is not nearly as many as I should read

Excelsior!


Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s

Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s


My pile is bigger than ever, so I'm signing right up for 24 titles: Mont Blanc.

Titles read:

  1.  Watchers of the Dark, by Lloyd Biggle
  2. The Blazing World, by Margaret Cavendish
  3. The Time Masters, by Wilson Tucker
  4. The Entropy Effect, by Vonda McIntyre
  5. The Forgotten Door, by Alexander Key
  6. Lorna Doone, by R. D. Blackmore
  7. Time Traders, by Andre Norton
  8.  Alpha Centauri -- Or Die!, by Leigh Brackett / Legend of Lost Earth
  9. Mazes and Labyrinths, by Matthews
  10. Song of Names, by Goldberg and Parshall
  11. If Truth Were a Child, by George Handley 
  12. Guards!  Guards! by Terry Pratchett
  13. Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich, by Alison Owings
  14. Old Testament Legends, by M. R. James
  15. The Drowned World, by J. G. Ballard
  16. Stuff


 The Virtual Mount TBR Challenge is library-based, which is good for me because my pile of library books is nearly as large as my actual TBR pile.   If the book is on your mental TBR list, and you get it from the library, it counts.  I'll be aiming for Mt. Crumpit, which is also 24 books.  Naturally, the virtual mountains are fictional.

 I decided to create a Virtual Mount TBR Reading Challenge Books for all those folks with mile-long "wish-list" of TBRs who would like a chance to climb as well. The strategy and general set-up is the same--except you don't have to own the books. Heard about a great book from a friend, took note of the title, and then never got around to reading it? Saw a book online that you thought sounded intriguing but you keep putting off ordering it up from the library? You borrowed a book from somebody and need an extra push to read it and return it? This is the place for you!
 Challenge Levels:
Mount Rum Doodle: Read 12 books

Mount Crumpit: Read 24 books 
Mount Munch: Read 36 books
White Plume Mountain: Read 48 books 
Stormness Head: Read 60 books 
Mount Mindolluin: Read 75 books 
Mount Seleya: Read 100 books
Mount Olympus: Read 150+ books 

My library-books bookshelf is just as stuffed as my TBR bookshelf, so this will be good for me.  I am pretty much going to limit myself to books from the library that I've been meaning to read since before Jan. 1, 2019.  That is a lot of books.  I'll aim for Mount Crumpit, 24 books.  Also, I think the image for this challenge is great!

Titles read:

  1. The Coming of the Third Reich, by Richard J. Evans
  2. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland, by Christopher R. Browning
  3. Beyond the Rice Fields, by Naivo
  4.  The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Other Stories of the Tropical Gothic, by Nick Joaquin
  5. Jonah's Gourd Vine, by Zora Neale Hurston
  6. The Glass Hotel, by Emily St. John  
  7. The Man Who Sold a Ghost (Chinese legends)
  8.  Breaking Bread With the Dead, by Alan Jacobs


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