Tuesday 1 December 2015

Mount TBR 2016

I shan't be doing many reading challenges next year but I always find Bev's Mount TBR ones fun and useful, even though I probably replace those books I read each year with new ones, so am basically getting nowhere... Anyhooo, moving swiftly on, next year it's Mount TBR '2016' of course.

The challenge levels are as follows:

Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

Rules can be found here.

I'll be doing exactly as I did this year and going for Mont Blanc, which is to read 24 book from my tbr pile. This worked very well for me this year; even though I didn't read that many from the pile I specifically set aside, the books all came off my tbr pile and that's what counts.

Yet again, I've created a pile of books that I want to read from and this is they:

As always, click for a larger view. The sharp-eyed may notice a bit of a theme going on here, apart from the fact that they're all non-fiction that is. Each book is about the British countryside or Britain in general. There's walking, swimming, yachting, even a bookshop on a barge... and goodness knows what else on the shelf... all of it concerned with the UK. I'm not expecting to read all of these by any means. In fact, if I read half a dozen I'll be quite happy as I do have plenty of others I want to get to next year, including some chunky fiction. I'm looking forward to next year's reading already.



DesLily said...

I think I am out of any challenges too...
That's a nice pile of books lol..without enlarging it I "think" one book is by Bryson! LOL ...

Val said...

Sounds a most sensible plan :o)

What is the book second from the bottom of the left hand pile Cath...it's an older reddish cover and I can't make out the title and I'm darn curious !

BooksPlease said...

I like your theme, Cath. Good luck with the challenge.

Cath said...

Pat, yep. I'm not even sure I'll do OUaT and RIP. We'll see. Yes, the new Bryson book is there and two books you gave me. :-)

Val: The book you're wondering about is called, In Search of Scotland and it's by H.V. Morton. First published 1929! It was a gift from the lovely Pat (Deslily above).

Margaret: Thanks! I seem to be in a British countryside sort of a mood. But I'm thinking a few mountain books will probably find their way in there too...