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 2019. 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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I DO HAVE...a REAL MOUNtain Range of TBRs...so I'm giving this a go again this year, Dove-i-Libri...hopefully with a little more success with remembering to post when I've completed the reading.😉 THANK YOU for hosting again!!!🙂
January 2019...The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10380805 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019 November 2019 December 2019
Not much reading being done. Spent some time living at an extended stay hotel while all of our belongings were in storage! Just now getting ready to move into our house after 6 weeks in Limbo. Let's see how things go from now on.
9. Somewhere along the line, I forget to enter the third book in the Wideacre Trilogy by Philippa Gregory (Meridon) I mailed it out to my reading buddy on 2/3/19. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4228820/ (45%)
My main goal is buying ZERO books this year and mainly focusing on finishing my half-read books and reducing my huge Mt TBR. Since the Goodreads challenge always asks for numbers, I've decided to set my goal as 50 books from the TBR shelf (so I have a little space for sneaking in the occasional library book or similar).
I just missed last year’s goal of 75 so will try again with focus on the 85 TBRs registered by other Bookcrossers.
I don’t tend to register my own books until I’ve read them and found another Bookcrosser to send them to through wish lists otherwise they go to family or the charity shop. So I’ll be on the honour system with those!
I've already made a goal elsewhere to clear 38 TBRs this year that I've had for 5 years or more. Most of them haven't been registered yet, but I'm getting them organized! https://flic.kr/---/2cX6R6N January 2019 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019 November 2019 December 2019
I will try to read 30 from my Mt. TBR, focusing on books from other bookcrossers (20) and from my own shelves (10). From bookcrossers: The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan From my shelves: Dead Wake by Erik Larson (library book)
Dear fellow book crossers I hope I can still join this, and add the books I have read this year so far. (Been out of action with bookcrossing for a long while due to illness) There are lots of TBR books on my shelf so I better take this opportunity and I will aim for 45 books this year.
February 2019 2. The last runaway, by Tracey Chevalier 3. The settlers, by Vilhelm Moberg 4. The dog who came in from the cold, by A McCall-Smith 5. Tropisch fruit, by Celestine Vaite 6. The kitchen house, by Kathleen Grissom 7. If I stay, by Gayle Forman 8. The elephant keeper, by Christopher Nicholson 9. The rose of Sebastopol, by Katharine McMahon 10. The orchard on fire, by S Mackay
March 2019 11. The god of small things, by Arundahati Roy 12. Perfect match, by Jodi Picoult 13. The road to Miran, by Christa Paula 14. De winterkoning by Wolter Bos 15. Boomklever en grote bonte specht, by Wolter Bos
Okay, I haven't done as well at this as I thought I would. I've picked up a few different books from Mt. TBR, started them, and put them down again. Most of my TBR books have never been registered, so you 'll just have to take my word for it that I've had them forever. ;-) I also keep buying new books. Oops!
18 - The world according to Bertie, by A McCall-Smith 19- Agatha Raisin and the murderous marriage, by MC Beaton 20 - The swimmingpool season, by Rose Tremain 21 - Manuscript found in Accra, by Paulo Coelho 22 - Where the light gets in, by Lucy Dillon 23 - The elegance of the hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery
Hello, Dove-i-Libri and the other Reduce MTBR challengers. Of course, I intended to join in January, but I seem to be a little later than even I usually am. Let's see how far I've got so far and whether I'll reach my target by the end of the year...
Also read: Winter by Ali Smith, for book club. I'm really enjoying her topical 4 seasons books. She is writing one per season, finishing in Summer (2019). I bet she was rubbing her hands in glee when she realised that Britain was going to exit the EU in March, then despaired as Brexit failed to get agreed upon. Long may it remain so.
P.S. I've tried 3 times to get this below February, but I've given up!
25. Notes from an Even Smaller Island - Neil Humphreys. (Singapore, humour, expat). TBR since Aug. 2017. Released on Vancouver Island. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15627051 26. The Girls - Lori Lansens. (Canada, family). TBR since Dec. 2010. - I can't believe I had this book for so long! It just never seemed to fit into the Ultimate Challenge theme. I really enjoyed it. Released in Niagara on the Lake. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8496319 27. The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters. (UK, Gothic, psychological). TBR since July 2014. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10276019 28. Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers - Grant Naylor. (UK, sci-fi, humour). TBR since 1990, probably. Not yet registered. 29. Het kleine meisje van meneer Linh [lit: The Little Girl of Mr Linh] - Philippe Claudel. (France, Vietnam?, refugees). TBR since July 2011. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10013757
30. Currently reading: Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer. (Ireland, teens, sci-fi). TBR since 2009. Not yet registered. 31. Currently reading: Lark Rise to Candleford - Flora Thompson. (UK, social history, Victorians). TBR since April 2008. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6085493 32. About to start: Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng. (Book club). TBR since Dec. 2018. Not yet registered.