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NEW YEAR, NEW CHALLENGE! WELCOME TO 2018!Join us as we REDUCE THOSE TBR MOUNTAINS!

WELCOME TO 2018! Join us as we REDUCE THOSE TBR MOUNTAINS!

2018 Reduce Mount TBR Challenge

Post your goal under this thread, and then post your completed reads under that goal! One post for each month, and then you can keep editing throughout the month. When we start a new month, you'll just hit 'reply', edit a bit in the subject line if needed etc. Just follow my example.

Go get 'em! AND ... 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... WE'RE ... OFF!

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Quick Review (There will not be a quiz!)

Any book counts, as long as you INTENDED to read it before January 2018. This includes books on hand (As some have pointed out, they may not be registered, but we're on the honor system, OK?) bookrings you've signed up for before January 1, bookrays & books from bookboxes you signed up for before January 1, even trades you arranged prior to the challenge beginning. No new purchases, trades, etc AFTER January 1 should be counted. That would be books ADDED to your pile. We want to REDUCE the piles we have on hand NOW! It would be fun if you could find your OLDEST TBRs and tried to focus on those. I try to do that sometimes.

When you have met your goal, you have accomplished your challenge for the year! We won't be making up new goals through the year. That's just *TOO* confusing. Thank you for carefully considering your goals at the beginning of the challenge!

Most importantly- THE GOAL IS TO READ THOSE BOOKS YOU HAVE ON YOUR TBR PILES - AFTER ALL, YOU HAVE THEM BECAUSE YOU WANTED TO READ THEM TO BEGIN WITH, RIGHT???

AND- Don't forget- ENJOY YOURSELF AND EACH OTHERS' COMPANY AND SUPPORT!

Sounds like fun?

Then you can start setting your goals in this thread.

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A Little Ditty Just for Us! By Arnold Lobel ...
Books to the ceiling!
Books to the sky!
My pile of books is a mile high!
How I love them!
How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them!

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* * * If, at any time, the thread becomes TOO large for your computer to load, PLEASE let me know and we'll start a new one * * *

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WELCOME TO 2018! Join us as we REDUCE THOSE TBR MOUNTAINS!

2018 Reduce Mount TBR Challenge

Post your goal under this thread, and then post your completed reads under that goal! One post for each month, and then you can keep editing throughout the month. When we start a new month, you'll just hit 'reply', edit a bit in the subject line if needed etc. Just follow my example.

Go get 'em! AND ... 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... WE'RE ... OFF!

~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~

Quick Review (There will not be a quiz!)

Any book counts, as long as you INTENDED to read it before January 2018. This includes books on hand (As some have pointed out, they may not be registered, but we're on the honor system, OK?) bookrings you've signed up for before January 1, bookrays & books from bookboxes you signed up for before January 1, even trades you arranged prior to the challenge beginning. No new purchases, trades, etc AFTER January 1 should be counted. That would be books ADDED to your pile. We want to REDUCE the piles we have on hand NOW! It would be fun if you could find your OLDEST TBRs and tried to focus on those. I try to do that sometimes.

When you have met your goal, you have accomplished your challenge for the year! We won't be making up new goals through the year. That's just *TOO* confusing. Thank you for carefully considering your goals at the beginning of the challenge!

Most importantly- THE GOAL IS TO READ THOSE BOOKS YOU HAVE ON YOUR TBR PILES - AFTER ALL, YOU HAVE THEM BECAUSE YOU WANTED TO READ THEM TO BEGIN WITH, RIGHT???

AND- Don't forget- ENJOY YOURSELF AND EACH OTHERS' COMPANY AND SUPPORT!

Sounds like fun?

Then you can start setting your goals in this thread.

~~~~~~~~ (Our Theme!) ~~~~~~~~

A Little Ditty Just for Us! By Arnold Lobel ...
Books to the ceiling!
Books to the sky!
My pile of books is a mile high!
How I love them!
How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them!

~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~

* * * If, at any time, the thread becomes TOO large for your computer to load, PLEASE let me know and we'll start a new one * * *
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I am going to give your Challenge a try this year, Dove-i-libri, as the "short" of my Bookcrossing goal for 2018 is to READ and RELEASE some of the FABulous Books (I will need to keep it simple and try for 12) I have received from other BCers...the "long" of it is here. ; ) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9049969
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My sentiments, exACTly, Dove-i-libri!!! ; ) I very much appreciate you hosting this challenge. I'd been wanting to try it, and joining in this year to help keep track was an added motivation for me to get going...THANK YOU!!! : D

This is not my oldest TBR, but it is the one I am bringing into the New Year for the month of January:

Touched by Angels by Debbie Macomber
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14503163
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January http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9052099
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Dove-i-Libri starts * 2018 * with /25 completed. ( %)

1. Juliet's Nurse http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14646178 TBR since ? Completed: January 14, 2018

2. Coffee Rings http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9759145 TBR since November 14, 2015. Completed:
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The Astronauts Wives Club http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13827959 TBR since Christmas 2014. Completed:

True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11941866 TBR since September 05, 2014. Completed:

The Pink Suit http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14395551 TBR since February 14, 2017. Completed:

The New Colossus http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14388067 TBR since ? Completed:

Killer Heat http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14134348 TBR since August 2016. Completed:

Dark Shadows: Angelique's Descent http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13827957 TBR since Christmas 2014. Completed:

Paper Bridges http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12596006 TBR since April 19, 2017. Completed:

I Love You Like a Tomato http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13485940 TBR since July 28, 2015. Completed:

Summer at Tiffany http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6161957 TBR since February 27, 2017. Completed:

Sam's Letters to Jennifer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14827214 TBR since ? Completed:

Rumpole a la Carte http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11662614 TBR since February 21, 2017. Completed:

A Scattered Life http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14470041 TBR since September 16, 2017. Completed:

The Front http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8545390 TBR since August 24, 2012. Completed:

Caught Dead in Philadelphia
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10122514 TBR since July 16, 2013. Completed:

Italian Lessons http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8403292 TBR since August 13, 2011. Completed:

Little Giant of Aberdeen County http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11465264 TBR since November 22, 2012. Completed:

Some Things That Stay http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8543160 TBR since January 19, 2011. Completed:
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I did this once or twice some years ago and then took a break, but my shelves are encouraging me to try again ;)

My goal is to reduce my Mount TBR by 120 books, including the 12 oldest registered by others and another 12 oldest registered by me.

January
February
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August
September
October
November
December
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1. Giorgio Bassani: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5894286/
TBR since May 2010, completed on 1.1.2018

2. Nadja Sumanen: Rambo (in Finnish)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14812397/
TBR since November 2017, completed on 2.1.2018

3. Kazuo Ishiguro: When We Were Orphans
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807107/
TBR since July 2014, completed on

4. Anna Gavalda: 35 kiloa toivoa
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13321998
TBR since January 2016, completed on 2.1.2018

5. Will Schwalbe: Elämän mittainen lukupiiri (in Finnish)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13578699/
TBR since November 2017, completed on

6. P.G. Wodehouse: The Clicking of Cuthbert and Other Golf Stories**
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5945098/
TBR since March 2008, completed on

7. Sue Townsend: Adrian Mole and the Cappuccino Years*
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6694543/
TBR since January 2009, completed on

8. Monica McInerney: Family Baggage*
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6660329/
TBR since October 2009, completed on

9. Irene Frei: Your Name Written on Water*
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6990807/
TBR since March 2010, completed on

10. Tania Kindersley: Elvis Has Left the Building
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7888898/
TBR since May 2010, completed on 12.1.2018

11. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Goethe
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12812155
TBR since January 2015, completed on 4.1.2018

12. Ilene Beckerman: Love, Loss, and What I Wore
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13722149
TBR since March 2016, completed on 4.1.2018
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I have 50 ish books ABC TBRs so I’ll focus on them this year. I’ll be on the honour system again with my unregistered books ☺I don’t tend to register my own books until I’ve read them and can find a home to RABCK them otherwise they go to the British Heart Foundation shop.

If listed pre-2009 then the book has my maiden name initials in it. If pre-2005 then it’s moved house at least twice! If 2017 then I know I've had it longer than this year - I'm just not sure how long :)

Happy New Year everyone!
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14861232 - A Boy Made of Blocks - Keith Stuart [2016]
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14862826 - The Child - Fiona Barton [2017]
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14865500 - The Leopard - Jo Nesbo [2017]
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14867629 - The Keeper of Lost Things - Ruth Hogan [2017]
5. Women Who Run with the Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola Estes (audio) [2017]
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14870535 - The Roanoke Girls - Amy Engel [2017]
7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14872458 - 253- Geoff Ryman [2017]
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Life events in the past year or so have seriously hindered my reading and Bookcrossing activities, so I didn't complete this challenge in 2017. But a new year is starting and life is looking up, so here I go! My goal is to read 50 TBRs, including the 12 oldest books on my shelf registered by others.
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With struggling to give preference to the 283 ABC TBRs lurking in the house as the year gets started
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But I did pull an ABC TBR for the work bag :-)
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This entry will serve to keep track of my monthly goals, but I will make separate posts for each month.

Jan:
Feb:
Mar:
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I did this in 2010 and 2011 and after a small break it's time to enter again :)
Thanks for the challenge Dove-i-libri! My goal is 100, a little less than in 2011.
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I'm going to aim to read at least 75 books with the focus being books from my BXing TBR pile. This includes books registered by myself as well as ABC books from 2017 or earlier. I will also add books from my audio and ebook TBR libraries that are from before Jan 1, 2018.

Some of the books registered by me may be registered in 2018, but will have been purchased earlier as I am weeding out some shelves this year too hopefully.
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1.) Louder Than Love by Jessica Topper ebook that has been on my nook since 2016
2.) Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar by Clay and Susan Griffith audiobook that has been sitting in my audible library since sometime in 2016
3.) The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams - registered in 2018 but has been sitting in my personal TBR pile since early 2017 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14411536/
4.) Twelve Days of Christmas: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber one of the last 3 books registered by me in 2017 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14411535/
5.) Starry Night: A Christmas Novel - one of the last 3 books registered by me in 2017 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14411533/
6.) The Witches by Roald Dahl - Picked up from a local little free library in the summer of 2017 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14411538/
7.) Monica's Untold Story: An Amorality Tale by Bill Plympton, Anonymous - from HI77 in 2017 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14810597/
8.) Definition by Ariel Schrag - from HI77 in 2017 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14810596/
9.) The Christmas Wish: All I Want for Christmas\First Impressions by Nora Roberts - one of the last 3 books registered by me in 2017 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14411534/
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I tried for 70 books in 2017 and didn't quite make it. I'm going to try harder this year and I lowered my goal by ten books for this year.
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1. Home to Crossroads Ranch http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14002386 TBR since Feb. 2017
2. Panic Button http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14835464 TBR since Dec. 2017
3. Billie the Hippo http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13451530 TBR since June 2015
4. Mr. Monk Gets on Board http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14459638 TBR since Mar. 2017
5. The Professor and the Madman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14448516 TBR since Mar. 2017
6. Nate the Great Goes Undercover http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14732747 TBR since Sept. 2017
7. Heirs and Graces http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11092608 TBR since July 2015
8. B.C. Truckin On Down http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14800512 TBR since Nov. 2017
9. Purses and Poison http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14134363 TBR since Aug. 2016





Goal:8 /60
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I haven't tried this challenge before, but have a huge mountain TBR, so here goes. This year I'm also going to try and read more of my oldest TBR books.
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13611455 The Twins. TBR since December 2017 - Completed 5 January 2018.

2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14760008 The Dry. TBR since December 2017 - Completed 9 January 2018.

3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14787306 One Last Kill. TBR since October 2017 - Completed 11 January 2018.

4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14572301 The Whites. TBR since June 2017 - Completed 14 January 2018

5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14658951 Stoner. TBR since August 2017 - Completed 15 January 2018
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In 2017, I only finished a total of 18 books, many of which were new because I read them for a book club. However, I have 15 books half-read, so that should help me on my way. So I'll go for 18 for 2018. Happy New Year, Dove-i-Libri. I'll try to remember to post this year!
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I didn't come close to my goal in 2017, but I love this challenge. Also, I love the beginning-of-year feeling, when everything qualifies! I, too, want to read some of my oldest and those from other BCers I've had the longest. However, in 2017 I eliminated pressure on myself by marking all my books something other than TBR.
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1. Seven up - Janet Evanovich (TBR since I don't know)
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25 in a year

Hello, I never tried this challenge before but it is what I need. I decided last year to reduce the number of TBR and did quite a good job, but I have a lot of leftovers. Most of them are nor registered, some are pdf on my phone, some will be in Italian or Spanish, some will be registered and released. I think 25 is feasible.

At the moment reading:
Vanity fair by Thackeray(e-book)
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Golden bats and pink Pigeons oby Durrel http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13955108

Other leftover from last year list (I'm sure I have more on my shelves):

Adams The hitchiker's guide to the galaxy/Attwood The handmaids tale/Allende Cuentos de Eva Luna/Allende El oro de Thomas Varga/Allende LA suma de los dias/Ariosto Orlando Furioso
Balzac Papa Goriot/Balzac Eugenia Grandet/Banville The sea/ /Bragg The adventure of English/
Capuana C'era una volta//Clarcke 2001 a space odyssey/Camus The outsider/Coloane NAufragi/
Collodi Sorie allegre/
De Carlo Yucatan/Darwin l'espressione dei sentimenti/De Amicis Ricordi di Londra
Eliot Silas Marner
Fleming Casino' Royale/Forster A passage to India/Fogazzaro Malombra/Fallaci Inshalla/Fallaci La forza della ragione
Greene Brighton Rock/Gupta Emotional Intelligence
Heller Catch 22/Huxley Brave new world revisited
Kafka The Castle/Keenan An evil Cradling
Latimer Silks , spices and empire/Lee Cider with Rosie/Louis Stevenson Kidnapped/Lawrence The rainbow/
Martel Life of Pi/Mazzantini Un giorno perfetto/McCall Smith The Sunday Philosophy club/Milne The house at the pooh corner/Mitchell Cloud Atlas
Ovidio Le metamorfosi
Silone La volpe e le camelie/Slepoj Le ferite delle donne/STuart Mill LA schiavitu' delle donne/Smith White teeth/Steinbeck The grapes of wrath//Suskin Perfume
Tasso Gerusalemme liberata
Walker The color Purple/Willson Scottish folk tales/Wells Selected stories/Wilber A brief history of everything
Xinran Sky burial
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Thanks for organising Dove-i-libri. I need to continue reducing this growing pile.
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1. Traveling While Married by Mary-Lou Weismann 10/20/17http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14773007
2. Grace Under Fire by Julie Hyzy KTM 12/13/17 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12744478
3. Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Piccoult KTM 11/22/17 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4533317
4. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick 12/27/17
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14851002
5. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin 2/9/2013
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11696822
6. No Longer a Slumdog by K. P. Youhannan 7/10/17
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14627784
7. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11696822
8. Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin NF 9/26/17 [240 pages]
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14738145
9. Murder on the Rocks by Allyson Abbott KTM 7/25/17 [325 pages]
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13445904
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Having just missed my target last year, I am going for a smaller number of books, but also trying to read some of the bricks that I have on my shelf - so out of the 45, at least 10 will be 500+ pages. My visual guide is that I want to increase the number of book shelves that are double stacked.
I kicked off with one for my reading group, a whopping 1000+ pages:
#1 Gone with the wind -Margaret Mitchell
#2 Death of an Owl - Paul Torday with Piers Torday
#3 Cranford -Elizabeth Gaskell
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I signed up on the Goodreads bookcrossing thread for 30 books. Twenty from other BCers, and ten that I have registered personally.
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Read 1/65. Still 64 books to be read.

1. Jään luoksesi (non-BC)

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I'll base this off my goodreads TBR shelf, which conveniently also gives me a date when it was added to the pile.
I mostly register book when I read them so my TBR here isn't too high (yet).

My goal is 25 books added to the pile before 2018 or booksrings I joined before 2018.

So far I've finished 1/25
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1. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14860260
TBR since July 2011
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Now at 3/36, having met my monthly goal of 3. Onward!

1. In the Miso Soup (TBR since Nov ’17)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14747274/
2. Sin in the Second City (TBR since Oct ’16)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12845235/
3. The Centaur (TBR since Feb ’09)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6992673/

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