Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Reading challenge wrapup 2013 - Mount TBR

One of my stated goals for 2013 was to make a serious dent in my To Be Read list. I set myself the goal that at LEAST two of the books I read every month should be from said list, and preferably purchased before 2012 even.

So this reading challenge, where the goal was to read only books written or purchased before 2013, and owned by me (no borrowed books) seemed like the perfect solution. Originally I signed up to complete the Mont Blanc, a modest 24 books over the course of the year. As the months went on, and I kept reading, I kept being able to upgrade my reading goal, until I completed the last of my books on the 28th of December, having read a total of 60 books from my TBR list - so I completed Mount Kilimanjaro. Sadly, I probably added twice that number to my TBR list again just from the various "Best of the year" lists in December, but that's a challenge for next year. My books were as follows:

  1. Firelight by Kristen Callihan
  2. The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
  3. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
  4. The Snow Queen by Mercedes Lackey
  5. The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
  6. The Assassins prequels by Sarah J. Maas
  7. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  8. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
  9. The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
  10. Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling
  11. The Mislaid Magician by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
  12. Turn Me On, Damn It by Olaug Nilssen
  13. The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand
  14. One Eye Red by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
  15. Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas
  16. Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas
  17. Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas
  18. Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas
  19. The Figwort Family by Lars Saabye Christensen
  20. The Shadow in the North by Philip Pullman
  21. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
  22. Snow White and Rose Red by Patricia C. Wrede
  23. Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
  24. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  25. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  26. Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge
  27. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  28. First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
  29. Little House on the Praire by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  30. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  31. The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba
  32. The Umbrella Academy: Dallas by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba
  33. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  34. By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  35. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  36. Little Town on the Praire by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  37. These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  38. The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  39. Beauty and the Spy by Julie Anne Long
  40. Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
  41. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  42. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
  43. The Broken Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
  44. Flowers From the Storm by Laura Kinsale
  45. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  46. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  47. Death Masks by Jim Butcher
  48. Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar
  49. Scoundrel's Kiss by Carrie Lofty
  50. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  51. Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
  52. Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
  53. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning
  54. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  55. Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
  56. Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
  57. Bigger Than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder
  58. Zel by Donna Jo Napoli
  59. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
  60. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

No comments:

Post a Comment