Mount TBR Checkpoint #3

Posted October 11, 2017 by Lory in challenges / 16 Comments

What, is it time for a Mount TBR checkpoint again already? With three months to go, I’ve gotten through just over half of my original list of 60 books. So I know I’m not going to make my goal, but hey, look at all these books I did read! 33 is not too bad. I’ll try to knock off a few more by the year’s end, but I don’t know how many.

  1. The Blackthorn Key – Kevin Sands
  2. Bronze and Sunflower – Cao Wenxuan
  3. Carry On, Mister Bowditch – Jean Latham
  4. The Chemical Wedding by Christian Rosencreutz – John Crowley
  5. The Dispossessed – Ursula K. LeGuin
  6. Esperanza Rising – Pam Munoz Ryan
  7. Everyone Belongs to God – Christoph Blumhardt
  8. Excellent Women – Barbara Pym
  9. A Fugue in Time – Rumer Godden
  10. The Gilded Chalet – Padraig Rooney
  11. The Goose Girl – Shannon Hale
  12. Hell and High Water – Tanya Landman
  13. I Was a Stranger – John Haskett
  14. It Ends with Revelations – Dodie Smith
  15. The King Must Die – Mary Renault
  16. Life at Blandings – P.G. Wodehouse
  17. The Little Grey Men – B.B.
  18. Mansfield Park Revisited – Joan Aiken
  19. Midnight Is a Place -Joan Aiken
  20. A Month in the Country – J. L. Carr
  21. The Morning Gift – Eva Ibbotson
  22. My Cousin Rachel Daphne Du Maurier
  23. One Half from the East – Nadia Hashimi
  24. The Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy
  25. Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death – James Runcie
  26. Smoky-House – Elizabeth Goudge
  27. Sophie Someone – Hayley Long
  28. The Spirit Within Us – Evelyn Capel
  29. Towers in the Mist – Elizabeth Goudge
  30. Troy Chimneys – Margaret Kennedy
  31. The Transcendental Murder – Jane Langton
  32. Why on Earth? – Signe Schaefer
  33. Wild Strawberries – Angela Thirkell
Bev always posts some fun questions to choose from for our checkpoint posts. Here’s the one I picked:
Choose 1-4 titles from your stacks and using a word from the title, do an image search.  Post the first all-eyes-friendly picture associated with that word.
I put in “chimneys,” which I didn’t expect to return very interesting results and found this Pinterest board full of amazing images of the humble chimney. Here’s one of my favorites, with a dragon on it. Do take a look at the whole board for more architectural eye candy. And tell me how your challenges are going this year!

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16 responses to “Mount TBR Checkpoint #3

  1. I just realized that I finished my Back to the Classics challenge for this year. I still have two books to review (including the one I read back in January), but that should be doable. I’m so impressed that you read so many books from a prepared list. Way to go!

  2. 33 books is nothing to sneeze at! Well done 😀

    My problem is I love compiling lists but then once I write it down, I want to read something NOT on my list.

    • Tell me about it. Then there’s my tendency to buy books I MUST HAVE THIS MINUTE and then immediately go off to read anything else.

  3. I posted my update even later than yours! I’ve read 50 out of 75 hoped-for books, but mine is a bit easier because I’m trying to read books in my classroom library that I haven’t read yet, so it’s all YA and MG, and includes some graphic novels. It’s still going to be a struggle to finish them all. Not that I won’t read 25 books in the rest of the year, but there are so many other things to read besides those particular books! The very best kind of problem to have, really.

    I adore the dragon chimney. I lived in Riga, Latvia for a year, and this little dragon and his buddy were my favorites. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/45/3f/5b/453f5b039d1a21d16ec6065a48b6dc51–little-dragon-riga-latvia.jpg

    • I just read a bunch of the kids books on my list to make some headway, but those are now mostly depleted so I have to read something longer, like Don Quixote (yikes).

    • Thank you! I would feel even better about it if I hadn’t acquired way more than 33 books this year. (I just bought two more yesterday.) I’m thinking about a serious book acquisition fast in the New Year, otherwise I don’t make any progress. 😀

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