The Mount TBR Reading Challenge (to read books one already owned) has checkpoints every quarter where we can report how we’re doing. I read 9 books for this challenge during the first quarter of the year (listed at the first checkpoint here) and 12 more by checkpoint #2.
The books I’ve read for this challenge this quarter are:
- Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Pamela Smith Hill
- Thin Places: A Memoir by Mary E. De Muth
- The Methusaleh Project by Rick Barry
- C. S. Lewis’ Letters to Children edited by Lyle W. Dorsett and Marjorie Lamp Mead
- Ten Fingers For God about Dr. Paul Brand by Dorothy Clarke Wilson
- I’m No Angel: From Victoria’s Secret Model to Role Model by Kylie Bisutti
- Be Faithful (1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon): It’s Always Too Soon to Quit! by Warren Wiersbe
- Be Mature (James): Growing Up in Christ by Warren Wiersbe
- Be Hopeful (1 Peter): How to Make the Best Times Out of Your Worst Times by Warren Wiersbe
- Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney
That brings me up to 31 books, halfway up Mt. Blanc, the second level of Bev’s challenge. I’m about 5 books short of the next level, Mt. Vancouver. But I think I’ll easily get there before the end of the year. Plus these selections complete my original list of goals for the challenge.
Bev always includes some fun questions for the checkpoints:
A. Who has been your favorite character so far? And tell us why, if you like. Out of all the books read for the challenge, not just this quarter, Emile de Bonnery from Searching for Eternity by Elizabeth Musser. The book follows him from the age of 14 through adulthood, with his having to find his way amidst confusing and conflicting issues and memories. I just found him a very sympathetic character.
B. Pair up two of your reads that are opposites. C. S. Lewis’ Letters to Children and The Methusaleh Project; also Pioneer Girl and I’m No Angel: From Victoria’s Secret Model to Role Model.
C. Which book (read so far) has been on your TBR mountain the longest? Was it worth the wait? That would be hard to say for sure without going back and checking the buy dates, but off the top of my head, I think The Reunion by Dan Walsh. I’ve had it on my Kindle app since 2012, and it has turned out to be my favorite Walsh book read so far.
On to the last legs of the challenge!