So many bad puns are popping into my mind right now. I thought it was time to check in with myself on the Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2012. Bev at My Reader's Block is hosting this challenge, and I'm ever so grateful to her. Thanks to this challenge I am making a serious effort to read from my own bookshelves. In fact, I am seriously (seriously) considering a book buying moratorium. That would be soooo good for my bank account.
I used my fall break, nerdily, to read and to make some bookish lists. I've posted my list for The Classics Club, and most of the books on my list are from my personal library (again, Bev's good influence). My books really do make me happy, and I am surrounded by books and love it. But I really don't need to buy another book for a long, long time.
My original goal for this challenge was the Mount Ararat level: that is 40 books. I'm not even close, folks. But I have surpassed Pike's Peak (12 books) and I'm closing in on Mount Vancouver (25 books). Here's what I've read so far in 2012 from my TBR list:
1. Darkness, Take My Hand by Dennis Lehane.
2. The Language of Bees by Laurie King.
3. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope.
4. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters.
5. Townie byAndre Dubus III
6. In the Cafe: Selected Stories by Mary Lavin.
7. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel.
8. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
9. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
10. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters.
11. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
12. The Dogs of Riga by Henning Markell.
13. The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy.
14. Hatha Yoga
15. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens.
16. The Five Tibetans
17. Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir by Lisa Dale Norton.
18. The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon translated and edited by Ivan Morris.
19. The Tomcat's Wife and Other Stories by Carol Bly.
20. A Writer's Book of Days: A Spirited Companion and Lively Muse for the Writing Life by Judy Reeves.
21. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy.