This is a challenge to read and release the oldest book on Mount TBR. I know that I have kept books around that I really do want to read, but there are always other books that I choose to read first. So, this poor book remains at the bottom of the pile.
To find the oldest book in your personal Mount TBR, sort the TBR books "in your hands" by registration date ascending. The first one listed should be the book that is your oldest TBR.
My oldest TBR, as of January 1, 2018, is "Waiting for the Party--The Life of Frances Hodgson Burnett".
If you find that you truly do not want to read this book, then mark it available and discover what your oldest TBR truly is.
After you have read your oldest TBR, please post the name of the book and link to this book on this forum thread. Then you can then read your new oldest TBR book. This challenge is for the year 2018. Please join anytime during the year.
This has been a TBR since June 2008. It is also on the 1001 books list which is another challenge I am doing this year.
I have never read "Lolita" but I read "Reading Lolita in Tehran" and "Lolita" is heavily analyzed in "Reading Lolita in Tehran". If you haven't read "Reading Lolita in Tehran", maybe you will find it interesting.
TBR since July 2008. This is another one from the 1001 list. I think I registered several books from the list back in 2008 that I never got to. This one was quite depressing but thought provoking. I currently have it listed in the Literature VBB.
I am very impressed with the number of books that people have read so far this year. I am still reading "Waiting for the Party--The Life of Frances Hodgson Burnett". It is quite interesting but a slow read. I am enjoying learning about life in the second half of the nineteenth century.
Here are the stats for January 2018: booklady331--1 book (Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough) Diane-Fraser--1 book (Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs) Kingfan30--1 book (Children of Dune by Frank Herbert) Keeta1--1 book (Harm Done by Ruth Rendell) NancyNova--5 books (The Last Cowboy Hero by Barbara McMahon, Wide Open Spaces by Roz Denny Fox, Looking for Sophie by Roz Denny Fox, Montana Mavericks by Susan Mallery et al, Promise, Texas by Debbie Macomber) perryfran--2 books (Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov, Atomized by Michel Houellebecq)
This has been a TBR since July 2008. I thought I had lost this book but found it in one of my boxes in the garage. A pretty good history of piracy but somewhat tedious at times. Will pass this on to another reader or wild release it.
I have finally finished a week ago the oldest TBR that I was reading. It took a long time, but I enjoyed learning about the life of Frances Hodgson Burnett and life in the second half of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. I encourage everyone to continue getting these books that we have held onto.
Also, to bookcrossers that have not yet taken part in this challenge, please join us!
Even though I've only had this one since Aug 17, it was registered back in Dec 2005, making it the oldest registered book on my shelf. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Eleanor Atwood. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3537481/
This has been a TBR since September 2008. A very interesting and engrossing historical novel about the founding of Chile in the Sixteenth Century. It is told from the point of view of Inés Suárez who was instrumental in the conquest and settlement of Chile along with her lover, Pedro de Valdivia. I will probably save this one for a VBB.
Well, it is the middle of April but here are the stats for March 2018.
keeta1--5 books (False Impression by Jeffery Archer, A Place of Execution by Val McDermid, Mortal Prey by John Sandford, State of Siege by Tom Clancy, The Sigmund Protocol by Robert Ludlum) NOTE: well done, hubby of keeta1. kingfan30--1 book (On the Road by Jack Kerouac) NancyNova--1 book (A Man to Rely On by Cindi Myers) perryfran--1 book (Ines of My Soul by Isabel Allende) tabby-cat-owner--1 book (Waiting for the Party--The Life of Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) thegoaliegirl--1 book (Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood)
Totals--10 books by 6 bookcrossers
I am impressed with the progress made. Hopefully, I will have my 600-page oldest TBR read by the end of the month. (well, then again, maybe by the end of next month)
Note to kingfan30--Thanks for the review of "On the Road". I have never read the book and I think that it won't be on my list of books to read.
So sorry that it took me so long to list the April stats. I finally finished my enormous oldest TBR today. Life has been busy for me lately. I am listing both April and May stats. I will update May in early June.
Here are the oldest TBRs that were read in April: keeta1--1 book (The Torment of Others by Val McDermid) asia_be_es--1 book (Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie) NancyNova--4 books (Lasso Her Heart by Anna Schmidt, Merry's Christmas by Pamela Bauer, Mistletoe Marriage by Patricia Hart, The Cowboy's Bride by Carolynne Aarsen) tabby-cat-owner--1 book (Apartment 3B by Patricia Scanlan)
Welcome to the challenge asia_be_es. I am glad that you enjoyed reading your oldest TBR. I hope that someone finds it and enjoys reading it too.
Welcome Alia_Rus! I am not sure whether you finished reading Femme Fatale yet.
Congratulations to All who managed to read oldest TBRs. Please join us if you would like to get those oldest TBRs moving off your shelves.
by Ben Mizrich http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7521787 from a booksale in sept 2009. I'm guessing that it caught my eye. It was quite good, but the casinos wised up & the group's method won't work any more.
I am still reading my second oldest TBR as I could not find my oldest TBR. I do believe that it is in my possession, probably in one of the boxes I searched through. It has happened before.
My laptop died a couple weeks ago and I haven’t replaced it yet. I have been too busy with household projects. Using my phone is somewhat cumbersome but I will try to get to stats for June.
NOTE: update made 5 months later in November, the book was in a box of books in the corner of the storage unit that was underneath a bunch of boxes and stuff that I didn't see and didn't discover until months later.
Talking to High Monks in the Snow: An Asian American Odyssey by Lydia Minatoya http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4594663/ ***edited to add that I did not finish this book as I did not enjoy it, it is in my release pile***
Confession time, these books are a new addition to my TBR shelf. When one of your bookcrossing friends who knows your reading taste, since it is similar to yours, tells you that they just finished a series that they KNOW you will love and want to send it to you, I did what most would do and said yes. I am loving this series, so I'm super happy to have said yes to them. I have gone through and found some not as old TBR books that I know I won't read and moved those to my release pile.
I just read my last post and I forgot that my laptop had died. I have a new laptop now, but this summer has been eventful. I went to Virginia to visit my family in early July. When I got back, I got sick. I am still recovering but I was able to travel again last week, a trip that was planned months ago and I didn't buy trip insurance. I believe that I will always buy trip insurance henceforth.
I am planning on moving soon, so I have brought my boxes of bookcrossing books to a storage unit, along with a bunch of other stuff to declutter the house. I will go to the storage unit to find a "old" tbr, but I do not have the strength to go through all boxes. I have a list of my 15 oldest TBRs and I will stop after I find one of them. I have to go to the storage unit anyway to get something else.
was accepted as a rabck in the wishlist tag game, so another oldie done!
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7680107/ Picked up at the local library booksale & it was an interesting look at just who the folks were that roads are named after near where I live - these were the Mennonite farmers that moved here to put down roots in the new world & start these communities.
This was my last book registered in 2006. Woohoo! I'm slowly making progress. Loved this book. I've already lost track of all of the books on my bookshelf that I didn't enjoy reading and gave up rather quickly, and put them in my release pile.
It has been a long time since I have computed stats. I have not made much progress on my oldest TBR. I have read about 50 pages but I can already tell that it is a unique book and I will find it interesting and illuminating. I have been reading a few books that I plan to put in a book box shortly and a couple books that have been promised to other bookcrossers, so I have been reading.
Here are the stats for May thru October: asia_be_es--1 book (The Essential Difference by Simon Baron-Cohen)
keeta1--3 books (The Job by Douglass Kennedy, Dead Run by P.J. Tracy, From Doon with Death by Ruth Rendell)
kingfan30--3 books (Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett, Drop City by T.C. Boyle, Portrait of a Lady by Henry James)
NancyNova--10 books (Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich, Come Home for Christmas by Pat Pritchard, Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins, A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell, A Mother's Gift, Me by Katharine Hepburn The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky by Ken Dornstein, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss, Racing Hearts, Tuning into Family Destiny by Wesley Clemmer)
perryfran--4 books (The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks, The Pillars of Hercules by Paul Theroux, No Way to Treat a Lady by Christopher Buckley, Hunters and Gatherers by Geoff Nicholson)
rhythmbiscuit--1 book (One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marques)
tabby-cat-owner--1 book (Apartment 3B by Patricia Scanlan)
thegoaliegirl--10 books (The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory, Horse People by Michael Korda, James Herriot's Yorkshire, Sex with the Queen--900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate Politics, Murder Most Royal--The Story of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard by Jean Plaidy, Wideacre by Philippa Gregory, The Favored Child by Philippa Gregory, The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory, Zelda's Cut by Philippa Gregory, My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Neel, A Sense of Place by Michael Shapiro)
Totals for May thru October 2018: 8 bookcrossers 33 books
Update: I still have not put my house on the market yet. Currently finishing up a few projects that needed to be done before selling.