Saturday, November 28, 2020

Clearing the TBR Pile

 Once again I am doing several challenges to help clear the ever growing TBR pile.  Some refer to physical books I own and others have to do with clearing the list of Want to Read and Library borrows that I am always seeming to add to as well.  

First up are 2 hosted by Bev on her MyReadersBlock blog.  

Mount TBR-   #MountTBR2021  books you already own before 1/1/21

 Challenge Levels:

Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s-  <== Trying this
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 pile/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro*: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s (*aka Cerro El Toro in South America)
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

The Rules:
*Once you choose your challenge level, you are locked in for at least that many books. You are welcome to voyage further and conquer taller mountains after your commitment is met. 

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2021

*Audiobooks and E-books may count provided they are yours prior to January 1. ARCs are also fine.


Virtual Mount TBR-  #VirtualMountTBR2021 Clear your want to read list

 Challenge levels:
Mount Rum Doodle: Read 12 books from your Virtual TBR/Wish List/Library
Mount Crumpit: Read 24 books from your Virtual TBR/Wish List/Library
Mount Munch: Read 36 books from your Virtual TBR/Wish List/Library  <== 
Trying this
White Plume Mountain: Read 48 books from your Virtual TBR/Wish List/Library
Stormness Head: Read 60 books from you Virtual TBR/Wish List Library
Mount Mindolluin: Read 75 books from your Virtual TBR/Wish List/Library
Mount Seleya: Read 100 books 
Mount Olympus: Read 150+ books 


~Once you choose your challenge level you are locked in for at least that many books. If you find you are on a mountain-climbing roll and want to tackle a taller mountain, then you are welcome to upgrade. All books counted for lower mountains carry over towards the new peak.

This challenge is only for books you do not own. They may be borrowed from the library, a friend, found on a free e-book site (like Project Gutenberg), or anywhere else that allows you to temporarily "checkout" the book. Also--unlike Mount TBR--there is no date limit on your wish list. If you see a book that strikes your fancy after January 1 and want to grab it from the library, etc. then go for it.



  This is a straightforward challenge to just track books that are on your to read list- whether or not you actually own them.  Only requirement is that it must be published before 2020 and be on your list at the beginning of the challenge.   




TBR Books I've read:

any tbr form:  138

books I owned before Jan: 14/12

virtual books/loans: 124/36


  1.  The Sinister Superyacht by Ana T. Drew  TBR
  2.  The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie  
  3.  Killer Kung Pao by Vivien Chien
  4. Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
  5.  South Pole Station by Ashley Shelby   TBR
  6.  Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  7. Choppy Water by Stuart Woods

  8. The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict
  9. Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts by Tonya Kappes
  10. Misalignment and Murder by Cathy Tully 
  11. Laughing at my Nightmare by Shane Burcaw
  12.  Forests, Fishing & Forgery by Tonya Kappes
  13.  Murder by the Book by Lauren Elliot
  14.  Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis  TBR
  15.  In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
  16.  Christmas Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
  17. No Good Tea Goes Unpunished by Bree Baker
  18.  Tide and Punishment by Bree Baker
  19. Ms. Marvel, Vol 2   Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson
  20. Peril Through the Panama Canal by Lizzie Josephson
  21. The Murder Mystery Cruise by Lizzie Josephson
  22.  The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg
  23.  A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
  24.  Cold Case Crumble by Jennifer Joy
  25.  Felicia's Food Truck Bite Size Cozies by Celia Kinsey
  26. The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede
  27.  Egg Shooters by Laura Childs
  28. Dry by Augusten Burroughs
  29. Shakeup by Stuart Woods

  30.  The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
  31. A Book Signing to Die For by Judy Moore
  32. Finished off in Fondant by Rosemarie Ross
  33.  Booked for Death by Victoria Gilbert
  34.  The Comeback Cruise by Lizzie Josephson
  35.  Hush Hush by Stuart Woods
  36.  The Answer Is by Alex Trebek
  37.  Death in Four Courses by Lucy Burdette  TBR
  38.  Chorus Lines, Caviar and Corpses by Mary McHugh  TBR
  39. Frontier Follies by Ree Drummond
  40. Topped Chef by Lucy Burdette
  41. Killer Chardonnay by Kate Lansing
  42.  A Burning by Megha Majumdar
  43. Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger
  44. Death of an Irish Diva by Mollie Cox Bryan
  45.  One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
  46. Grilled for Murder by Maddie Day
  47. Theater Nights are Murder by Libby Klein
  48.  The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
  49.  Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
  50.  Triple Chocolate Cheesecake by Joanne Fluke
  51. Hop Til You Drop by J.M. Griffin
  52. The Corpse Who Knew Too Much by Debra Sennefelder  TBR
  53. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  54. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  55.  Murder with Ganache by Lucy Burdette  TBR
  56. Death with All the Trimmings by Lucy Burdette
  57. Flamenco, Flan and Fatalities by Mary McHugh  TBR
  58. The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
  59.  Scam Chowder by Maya Corrigan   TBR
  60.  Toasting Up Trouble by Linda Wiken
  61. Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon  TBR
  62. When the Grits Hit the Fan by Maddie Day
  63. Still Knife Painting by Cheryl Hollon
  64.  Strawberries and Strangers by Leena Clover 
  65. Raspberry Chocolate Murder by Leena Clover 
  66.  I Feel Bad about My Neck by Nora Ephron
  67.  A Tourist's Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns
  68. Double Jeopardy by Stuart Woods
  69.  Dough or Die by Winnie Archer
  70.  Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu  TBR
  71.  By Book or by Crook by Eva Gates
  72. A Killer Read by Erika Chase  TBR
  73.  The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
  74.  First Comes Like by Alisha Rai
  75.  Can't Judge a Book by it's Murder by Amy Lillard
  76. Botched Butterscotch by Amanda Flower TBR
  77.  Grilling the Subject by Daryl Wood Gerber
  78. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  79. Fatal Fried Rice by Vivien Chien
  80. Marshmallow Malice by Amanda Flower
  81. The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
  82.  To Fudge or Not to Fudge by Nancy Coco
  83. Murder in Red by Jessica Fletcher
  84. Oh Say Can You Fudge by Nancy Coco
  85. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  86. The Girl in the Painting by Tea Cooper
  87. Fatal Reservations by Lucy Burdette
  88. Killer Takeout by Lucy Burdette
  89. Crime Rib by Leslie Budewitz
  90. 21st Birthday by James Patterson
  91. Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris
  92. Death on the Menu by Lucy Burdette
  93. For Batter or Worse by Jenn McKinlay
  94. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  95. The Malt in Our Stars by Sarah Fox
  96. Title Wave by Lorna Barrett
  97.  Poisoned Pages by Lorna Barrett
  98. A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
  99. Where'd you Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
  100. A Killer Edition by Lorna Barrett
  101.  Handbook for Homicide by Lorna Barrett
  102.  Skin Game by Stuart Woods
  103.  A Murder Plain and Simple by Isabella Alan
  104. The End of Her by Shari Lapena
  105. The Walled Flower by Lorraine Bartlett  TBR
  106. All by Myself Alone by Mary Higgins Clark
  107. One Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett
  108. Yule be Dead by Lorraine Bartlett
  109. Death Among the Doilies by Mollie Cox Bryan
  110. There There by Tommy Orange
  111. Wine Tastings are Murder by Libby Klein
  112. Icebound by Andrea Pitzer
  113. Murder on the Orient (SS) by C.A. Larmer
  114. Fishing for Trouble by Elizabeth Logan
  115. Z Rex by Steve Cole
  116. Jackpot by Stuart Woods and Byron Quertermous 
  117. The Housewives:  The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives by Brian Moylan
  118. Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
  119. A Beach Wedding to Die For by Judy Moore
  120. Pulp Friction by Julie Anne Lindsey
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  121. Death Gone A Rye by Winnie Archer
  122. Class Act by Stuart Woods
  123. Farm to Trouble by Amanda Flower
  124. Murder in the Cookbook Nook by Ellery Adams
  125. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor 
  126. Death on the Green by Catie Murphy
  127. One of Us is Next by Karen McManus
  128. Dead, Bath, and Beyond by Lorraine Bartlett
  129. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron
  130. Murder in Season by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land
  131. Steampunk Poe by Edgar Allen Poe  DNF
  132. Murder at Marble House by Alyssa Maxwell
  133. Kilt Dead by Kaitlin Dunnett
  134. The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames
  135. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  136. Foul Play by Stuart Woods
  137. Hook, line and murder by Jessica Fletcher
  138. Vanilla Vendetta by Rosie A Point

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