Monday, March 26, 2012

Mount TBR: Climbing Everest (Checkpoint)

So far, it looks like I'm right on track. I conquered 26 books off the teetering stacks around my back room--that puts me about 1/4 of a way up good ol' Mt. Everest. I've actually read a bit more than that--but there have been a few rereads and some library books in there. I do feel really good about clearing out what I've managed so far. I'm definitely glad I put this little challenge together--lots of motivation to read what I've got rather than constantly getting distracted by new books (either at the library or the bookstores). And just in case you're curious...the book that's been on the TBR stack the longest....A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens. I'm not precisely sure when I picked it up, but I was in high school. So that's well over 20 years ago (um....more like almost 30...yikes!)

Here are the stops along my way up Everest:

1. My Name Is Legion by Roger Zelazny (1/4/12)
2. The Problem of the Green Capsule by John Dickson Carr (1/7/12)
3. Prayers to Broken Stones by Dan Simmons (1/14/12)
4. The Masks of Time by Robert Silverberg (1/16/12)
5. Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett (1/19/12)
6. Future Crime: Anthology of the Shape of Crime to Come by Cynthia Manson & Charles Ardai (eds) (1/23/12)
7.. Murder & Magic by Randall Garrett (1/28/12)
8. The Black Seven by Carol Kendall (1/29/12)
9. The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells (2/3/12)
10. The Red Lamp by Mary Roberts Rinehart (2/7/12)
11. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (2/14/12)
12. Future on Ice by Orson Scott Card, ed (2/15/12)
13. Nothing Can Rescue Me by Elizabeth Daly (2/18/12)
14. The Yellow Room by Mary Roberts Rinehart (2/27/12)
15. The Jesus Incident by Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom (2/29/12)
16. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (2/29/12)
17. The Greenwell Mystery by E. C. R. Lorac (3/3/12)
18. Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (3/6/12)
19. Hare Sitting Up by Michael Innes (3/9/12)
20. Five Passengers from Lisbon/Wake for a Lady/The Murder in the Stork Club by Mignon G. Eberhart/H. W. Roden/Vera Casapary (3.11.12 /3.12.12/3.10.12)
21. From Sawdust to Stardust: The Biography of DeForest Kelley, Star Trek's Dr. McCoy by Terry Lee Rioux (3/14/12)
22. Strange Murders at Greystones by Elsie N. Wright (3/16/12)
23. The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux (3/19/12)
24. The Rose Window & Other Verse from New Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke (3/22/12)
25. Full Moon by P. G. Wodehouse (3/23/12)
26. The So Blue Marble by Dorothy B. Hughes (3/24/12)


Gina @ Hott Books said...

Oh, My, Oh My!
You Go Girl!

Red said...

Wow good job making through your Mount TBR! Great progress

Debbie Rodgers said...

You're doing so well!

I'm going to try to post an update of my own before the end of the month.

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

Wow! You're doing really well. I must stop reading all the new releases that come my way and focus on my TBR pile...

Vasilly said...

I think you're doing wonderful! I don't think I'm doing so well. Will go through my stacks and write a post.