The end of the year is looming, which means it is time to wrap up my reading challenges.
This year I signed up for the TBR Pile Challenge hosted by Adam of Roof Beam Reader. The idea was to work through a list of 12 books that I’d been meaning to read for a while. So, how did I do?
I read (& reviewed) 11 out of 12 titles on the list:
- The adventures & memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1892)
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1844)
- The diviners by Libba Bray (2012)
- The little prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1940)
- The astronaut wives club by Lily Koppel (2013)
- Cooking for geeks by Jeff Potter (2010)
- Founding brothers by Joseph J. Ellis (2000)
- Reason for hope by Jane Goodall (1999)
- Vegetarian cooking for everyone by Deborah Madison (1997)
- A year in Provence by Peter Mayle (1989)
- Freeman by Leonard Pitts, Jr. (2012)
- Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (2004)
So that’s not exactly “winning” … but I don’t think it’s too shabby, either.
The final unread book, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, was misplaced when we moved house. I’ve since found it, but couldn’t find the time or enthusiasm for it here at the tail end of the year. Perhaps I’ll try it in 2016.
My favorite book was probably The Count of Monte Cristo. I’m glad I did this challenge because I got to read several really awesome titles, but the Dumas doorstopper was certainly the most memorable of them.
It turns out that the Roof Beam Reader blog is not hosting the TBR Pile Challenge in 2016, so stay tuned for my future plans….