2015 TBR Pile Challenge Fail and 2016 New Attempt #TBR2015RBR

The Official 2015 TBR Pile Challenge badgeUpdate

I read two from my 2015 TBR Pile Challenge list, but didn’t write reviews for either one yet, so a total fail for me this year!

This challenge was founded and hosted for six years by Adam at Roof Beam Reader. 2012 was my first attempt, in which I failed miserably and read only two books out of ten. 2013 and 2014 were even worse, with only one book coming off each list (Wish You Were Here by Stewart O’Nan in 2013 and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon in 2014.)

Adam at Roof Beam Reader, has decided to stop issuing the challenge, and so I need to find another TBR challenge for 2016. (I keep reading new books instead of my “old” ones!) In his final TBR Pile Challenge post, Adam suggests a few other similar challenges, so I think I will try, try again with Bev at My Reader’s Block and her Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2016.

Bev’s challenge at My Reader’s Block is to reduce the number of unread books you’ve bought or received as gifts. These twelve have all been purchased by me, given to me as gifts, won in giveaways, or (gulp!) lent to me to read. No review copies are included.

Twelve is the lowest level challenge offered (Pike’s Peak), but it’s still doubtful I will reach the summit…

badge that says Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2016 with picture of a mountain
My Mount TBR Challenge List

An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England by Brock Clarke
The Book of Kings by James Thackara
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Hexed by Kevin Hearne (audiobook)
How It All Began by Penelope Lively
The Last Good Paradise by Tatjana Soli
NW by Zadie Smith
Stinger Stars by Paul A. Bussard
The Tenth Muse by Judith Jones

Third Girl from the Left by Martha Southgate
The 27th Kingdom by Alice Thomas Ellis
When Tito Loved Clara by Jon Michaud

4 thoughts on “2015 TBR Pile Challenge Fail and 2016 New Attempt #TBR2015RBR”

    1. Thanks! I don’t know how I missed your post, but I was hoping to catch up on my blog subscriptions today, so I will check it out. Yes, I was so excited about NW, I ran right out and bought it when it was released. I don’t know why I haven’t started it yet!

  1. I am so glad you posted this. I had not heard of Adam’s site and went to check it out. Now it’s bookmarked for later so I can read his posts.

    Also, I didn’t know. About a TBR challenge and I am very interested in that! I must live under a rock, always discovering new events long after they are established.

    1. Ha! Me, too, usually! Roof Beam Reader’s TBR Pile Challenge was the only annual one I ever signed up for, and I didn’t even realize till yesterday that I had actually tried it in 2012, 2013, 2014, AND 2015. With little to no success each time…but I did whittle the original piles down a bit. While constantly adding to them, of course!

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