TBR and Backlist Wrap-Up Posts

Two reading challenges I participated in encouraged us to get to those books we already had but hadn’t read yet. One was the the Mount TBR (To-Be-Read) Challenge hosted by Bev at My Reader’s Block. Every 12 books read is another level or “mountain” climbed. My goal was Mt. Vancouver (36 books). I surpassed that and made it to Mt. Ararat (48 books). Yay! Many of those had accumulated on my Kindle app through various sales.


The Backlist Reader Challenge hosted by The Bookwyrm’s Hoard had the same goal: reading already-owned books. So my result was the same: 48 books.

The Backlist Reader Challenge sign-up link

Each of these is also hosting the same challenges for 2021 if you are interested: Mount TBR here and the Backlist Challenge here. I’ll be joining in next week!

Here’s what I read, roughly in the order I finished them:

  1. Panosian: A Story of God’s Gracious Providence by Chris Anderson (2018)(Finished 1/11/20)
  2. Promise Me This by Cathy Gohlke (2012)(Finished 1/18/20)
  3. The Shop Keepers by Nancy Moser (2019)(Finished 1/25/20)
  4. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle (1883)(Finished 1/29/20)
  5. Off the Clock by Laura Vanderham (2018)(Finished 2/4/20)
  6. Good Tidings of Great Joy by Charles Spurgeon (2017)(Finished 2/8/20)
  7. Hard Times by Charles Dickens (1854)(Finished 2/11/20)
  8. The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels (2019) (added 2/18/20)
  9. The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan (2017)(Finished 3/14/20)
  10. Be Reverent (Ezekiel): Bowing Before Our Awesome God by Warren Wiersbe. (1975)(Finished 3/25/20)
  11. Be Free (Galatians): Exchange Legalism for True Spirituality by Warren Wiersbe (2010, Finished 4/2/20)
  12. Green Leaf in Drought by Isobel Kuhn (1957) (Finished 4/5/20)
  13. Be Rich (Ephesians): Gaining the Things Money Can’t Buy by Warren Wiersbe (2010, Finished 4/10/20)
  14. The Women of Easter: Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene by Liz Curtis Higgs (2017) (Finished 4/11/20)
  15. A Portrait of Marguerite by Kate Lloyd (2011) (Finished 4/15/20)
  16. Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney (2012)(Finished 5/3/20)
  17. Castle on the Rise by Kristy Cambron (2019)(Finished 5/45/20)
  18. A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal. (2017)(Finished 5/12/20)
  19. The Wonder Years: 40 Women Over 40 on Aging, Faith, Beauty, and Strength compiled by Leslie Leyland Fields (2018)(Finished 6/1/20)
  20. Breaking Anxiety’s Grip: How to Reclaim the Peace God Promises. by Dr. Michelle Bengston. (2019, Finished 6/6/20)
  21. The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick (2008)(Finished 6/16/20)
  22. Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
  23. Monday’s Child by Linda Chaikin(1999)(Finished 6/29/20)
  24. Rain Song by Alice Wisler (2008)(Finished 7/5/20)
  25. Be Concerned by Warren Wiersbe (2010, Finished 7/8/20)
  26. Waves of Mercy by Lynn Austin (2016, Finished 7/20/20)
  27. If We Make It Home by Christina Suzann Nelson (2017, Finished 7/11/20)
  28. Hurricane Season by Laura K. Denton. (2018, Finished 7/20/20)
  29. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (1910, Finished 7/27/20)
  30. The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson (2016, Finished 8/2/20)
  31. Candleford Green by Flora Thompson (1943, Finished 8/4/20)
  32. Be Amazed (Minor Prophets): Restoring an Attitude of Wonder and Worship by Warren W. Wiersbe (2010, Finished 8/6/20)
  33. 7 Steps to Get Off Sugar and Carbohydrates by Susan Neal (2017, Finished 8/9/20)
  34. None Like Him by Jen Wilkin (2016, finished 8/15/20)
  35. Interrupted: A Life Beyond Words by Rachel Coker (2012, finished 8/17/20)
  36. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (2019, Finished 8/22/20)
  37. Be Victorious (Revelation): In Christ You Are an Overcomer by Warren Wiersbe (2008, Finished 9/7/20)
  38. The Color of Hope by Kim Cash Tate (2013, Finished 9/7/20)
  39. Sandhill Dreams by Cara Putnam (2017, Finished 9/9/20)
  40. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (2011, Finished 9/12/20)
  41. Five Miles South of Peculiar by Angela Hunt (2012, Finished 9/15/20)
  42. The Medallion by Cathy Gohlke (2019, Finished 9/21/20)
  43. Be Basic (Genesis 1-11): Believing the Simple Truth of God’s Word by Warren Wiersbe (2010, Finished 9/22/20)
  44. An Hour Unspent by Roseanna M. White (2018, Finished 10/23/20)
  45. In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character by Jen Wilkin (2018, Finished 11/7/20)
  46. Under a Cloudless Sky by Chris Fabry (2018, Finished 11/9/20)
  47. Loving My Actual Christmas: An Experiment in Relishing the Season by Alexandra Kuykendall (2017, Finished 12/11/20)
  48. Bedtime Meditations by Charles Swindoll (12/31/20) (not reviewed yet)

A lot of good reading! I’m looking forward to reading more of what’s on my shelves and in my Kindle app this year.

2 thoughts on “TBR and Backlist Wrap-Up Posts

  1. Well done. I set myself a reading challenge of 52 books with at least 12 being from my TBR pile. I managed 73 in total and I think 16 were TBR. So not many mountains climbed but the top of a hill works for me lol

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