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The Mount TBR Reading Challenge (2017)

Dear Readers,

This past summer I started the Classics Club’s Challenge and so far, so good. I have notice one shortcoming: Between classics and new books I’m starting to ignore my TBR entries from the past decade or two.mount-tbr-2017

I want to stay on top of the latest books, but I don’t want to ignore all the wonderful books that came out more than a few years ago. So I was very excited to run across the 2017 Mount TBR Challenge hosted by My Reader’s Block.

The rules are pretty cut and dry (you can find all of them on the signup page), and I think the challenge will be a major help. I’m going for Mount Blanc (24 books) for 2017, which will be a pretty good hunk out of my 60 book goal. The list will be under Challenges, and I’ll update you throughout the year to make sure I’m on track!

Here’s my list:

  1. A Visit From the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan
  2. The Bone Clocks – David Mitchell
  3. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  4. The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro
  5. Dead Wake – Erik Larson
  6. Fates and Furies – Lauren Groff
  7. Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi
  8. The Immortal Life of the Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
  9. The Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  10. The March – E.L. Doctorow
  11. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
  12. The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
  13. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
  14. Red Rising – Pierce Brown
  15. Serena – Ron Rash
  16. Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn
  17. The Signature of All Things – Elizabeth Gilbert
  18. Sula – Toni Morrison
  19. Unwind – Neal Shusterman
  20. The Vegetarian – Han Kang
  21. The Wangs vs The World – Jade Chang
  22. What is Not Yours is Not Yours – Helen Oyeyemi
  23. The Widow of the South – Robert Hicks
  24. Yes, Please – Amy Poehler

4 thoughts on “The Mount TBR Reading Challenge (2017)

  1. I want to read the Bone Clocks as well. Maybe we can pair up on that one. I also wanted to say that I hope you have some sincerely happy music on hand because I would say that some of those on your list are so super sad that they still haunt me 10 and 20 years later.

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    1. Yes! I’m on board for The Bone Clocks.
      Also I’m ok with super sad books as long as they’re spread out. The only book I’m really worried about is Sharp Objects, but I love Gillian Flynn. Plan to read it on a bright summer day.


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