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This is me joining Mount TBR Or how I signed up to read at least 36 books of my pile

I’ve obviously been joining quite a lot of reading challenges lately, but I have to say, this must be the most fun one. At least, I think it will be.

It’s called Mount TBR, hosted by My Reader’s Block, and the goal is to climb your mountain of books as high as you can!ย Meaning, to read books you’ve owned (real or electronic) since who knows when, including up to the very end of 2016.

There are quite a few different levels you can choose, which are also called by different mountain names (I think that’s really cool). You can check out the different mountain names here (link on image):

 

And meanwhile, I am climbing Mount Vancouver, as I’m hoping to read 36 books from my owned pile this year. I’m hoping to surpass this goal as well, as I have so many ARCs downloaded ages ago. The good news is that I’ve already read 2 books towards this goal! The bad news xD is that it’s not even the middle of January yet, and I already have 8 books that can’t count towards this challenge. I mean, it’s the 8th of January, and I have 8 bought or downloaded new books. Addict or what?

So do you have this problem? Who am I kidding, of course you do (although maybe not as badly as I do?) Will you be joining this one or a similar year-long challenge?

 

I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.

16 thoughts on “This is me joining Mount TBR Or how I signed up to read at least 36 books of my pile

  1. Ha this sounds like a fun challenge. I’m going to go check the different levels (mountain names) cause I like stuff like that. lol Good luck with this one! I’m doing 3 challenges this year (I didn’t do any in 2016) so we’ll see how that goes. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the recommendation on Goodreads of Faithful, BTW. I’ll go check out your review!
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    1. Faithful is a little bit of a female read, I thought, although certainly enjoyable for a man too, but maybe harder to connect to. But that’s just a MAYBE. I would be curious about your opinion if you decided to read it ๐Ÿ™‚
      And how did you like Mount TBR? Joining it?

  2. This is an awesome challenge, but I know how I am personally, and I know 2017 is going to be mostly me reading review books. I am going to try to slip in a few from my personal TBR though, we’ll see how that goes! Good luck:-)

    1. That’s the trick about this one! ARCs count as long as they’ve been in your possession before 2017 ๐Ÿ™‚ and I’ve got a lot of those xD

  3. Great challenge – I set myself the same goal this year (although I didn’t know about the Mount TBR challenge). It’s funny how 3 books/month off the shelf sounds so manageable… until the ARCs and other distractions come rolling in ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I definitely have this issue. I try to read at least one “backlist” book a month for my Backlist Burndown feature (something that’s not a new release), but even with that, I find sometimes I just buy something I marked to read, but don’t have sitting around.

  5. Oooh this is so FUN! I love the idea- and you are right, the mountain naming theme is so clever! I… am a lot like you, and keep obtaining books while not reading the ones I own. So should I do something like this? Absolutely! Will I? Well, that is another matter entirely ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I know you can do it! Good luck!! ๐Ÿ˜€
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    1. Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€ this thing even has a Goodreads group if you don’t want to blog-join ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it will be… good for my TBR ๐Ÿ˜€ well, you can still make up your mind to join this up to the end of November! If I’m not mistaken.

  6. I have this problem! Working in a bookshop with cheap books doesn’t help, either. I have over fifty books sitting on my desk, waiting for me to buy them!

  7. Everyone SHOULD have this problem. It’s the best problem EVER. While it can be a bit daunting, particularly when referring back to NetGalley-type books, I love it. That’s where my name comes from. Tsundoku is the Japanese word meaning the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up with other unread books ALL OVER THE PLACE. So many books. <3 <3 <3

    While I *should* be participating in this challenge, I won't be. I'm trying to make this year less pressure filled for myself. I have a few challenge goals (Popsugar, Book Riot, Goodreads, Listopia…), but I am committing fewer challenged compared to previous years. My NetGalley TBR is only 10 books, which feels like a lot to me, but is minuscule compared to some of my blogger friends. Physical books? Well, I'm drowning in them, but that's okay. It's part of who I am. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I know, I can actually speak Japanese, although I can’t say I’ve come across that word before I found your blog! ๐Ÿ˜€ (although I know a word for the action of ‘standing and reading in a bookshop’ :D)

      My NetGalley list is like 50ish. So I’ll be making headway through the ARCs for these upcoming months. Or I’m hoping. Except that it seems I’ve mostly requested really sad books, so -.-

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