Saturday, January 1, 2022

The 2022 TBR Pile Challenge


Here I go again...another challenge. But I have to do this one. Really. I always do the Roof Beam Reader's TBR Pile Challenge. He hasn't hosted it for a bit, but now that it's back. I have to do it.

Here's the main point: If you join the challenge, then you will commit to read 12 books (one for each month) from your TBR list. Each of these books must have been on your TBR list for AT LEAST one year. None of the books may have a publication date of 1/1/21 or later. Once you submit the list, you are committed to those books with two alternates (in case you just cannot finish one or two of the titles).

For the full run-down of the challenge details, hop over to Adam's blog (click on link above), read the rules, and join me in my quest to reduce the teetering stacks.

My List:

1. Fadeaway Girl by Martha Grimes [2011] (1/2/22)
2. Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man by William Shatner with David Fisher [2016] (2/4/22)
3. The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips [2005] (2/6/22)
4. Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s by Frederick Lewis Allen [1931] (4/21/22)
5. The Ruby Raven by Michael Dahl [1999] (1/19/22)
6. The Pocket Book of Popular Verse by Ted Maloney [1945] (1/27/22)
7. The Price of the Phoenix by Sondra Marshak & Myrna Culbreath [1977] (1/4/22)
8. What, Me, Mr. Mosely by John Greenwood [1988] (1/17/22)
9. An Old Betrayal by Charles Finch [2013] (1/29/22)
10. This Club Frowns on Murder by Albert Borowitz [1990] (2/10/22)
11. The Golden Man by Frances & Richard Lockridge [1960] (6/22/22)
12. Reliquary by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child [1997] (5/19/22)


1. The Nine Billion Names of God by Arthur C. Clarke [1967] (7/2/22)
2. Hans Brinker by Mary Mapes Dodge [1865] (6/29/22)


Emma at Words And Peace / France Book Tours said...

Sounds like a great list, I'm particularly interested in the classics you are going to read.
Here is my list:

Jane said...

I'm following Adam's advice and coming over to say hi and good luck with your TBR challenge! I haven't read any of them and am particularly looking forward to the informal history of the '20's!

Bev Hankins said...

Hi, Emma. Yes, a few of those classics have been gathering dust on the TBR shelves for quite some time.

Jane, thanks for stopping by. Yes, I'm looking forward to that history of the 20s as well.

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

I had to do it too, Bev! I signed up for only two challenges, plus Book Challenge by Erin, and the four I host. Trying to get my 50 in this year (or more)...fingers crossed.

Good luck! You have some good ones on your list. I think I recognize some of your book acquisitions from over the past year. You can do it!