The TBR Pile Challenge 2022

My friend, Adam (at Roof Beam Reader) is hosting his annual TBR Pile challenge again. He took a hiatus for awhile, but has brought this challenge back, and I’m so happy. I have such an enormous TBR pile that anything I can check off that list will be a major deal for me. So, my list will come from my bookshelves, and will include books that are part of my different personal reading projects/journeys, and some books that have been sitting there patiently waiting for me (some from many many years ago!).

Here is how this challenge works:

The Goal: To finally read 12 books from your “to be read” pile (within 12 months)

1. Each of these 12 books must have been on your bookshelf or “To Be Read” list for AT LEAST one full year. This means the book cannot have a publication date of 1/1/2021 or later (any book published in the year 2020 or earlier qualifies, as long as it has been on your TBR pile). Caveat: Two (2) alternates are allowed, just in case one or two of the books ends up in the “did not finish (DNF)” pile.

Please visit Adam’s website here for more details.

Red = Link to my review
Blue = Read but not reviewed yet

My list of TBR books:

  1. The Enchantress of Florence, by Salman Rushdie
  2. Sons, by Pearl S. Buck
  3. Home, by Toni Morrison
  4. The Stranger, by Albert Camus
  5. Changes at Fairacre, by Miss Read
  6. The Joys of Motherhood, by Buchi Emecheta
  7. Green Mansions, by William Henry Hudson
  8. New Zealand Stories, by Katherine Mansfield
  9. Kokoro, by Natsume Soseki
  10. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
  11. Round the Bend, by Nevil Shute
  12. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith

Two Alternates, just because…

  1. Call It Courage, by Armstrong Sperry
  2. Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis, by Jose Saramago

Thank you, Adam, for hosting this challenge again! It’s always a lot of fun as well as being very motivating to finish books I’ve been holding onto for years…and years.


17 thoughts on “The TBR Pile Challenge 2022

  1. Mareli Thalwitzer

    Hi Robin! This is a really fun idea for a reading challenge. Do you know Books from the Backlog? It’s hosted by Carol’s Random life in books (You can search on my site under Books from the backlog). If you join that up with your reading challenge, you’ll make a nice dent in your TBR pile!

    Good luck and have a wonderful 2022!

    Elza Reads

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  2. Diane

    Several on this list that I always meant to try. I own a few Rushdie novels that I really need to get to as well. Nice, varied choices – have fun.

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