2023 TBR Pile Challenge

The TBR Pile Challenge

It is Roof Beam Reader, Adam’s, tenth year of hosting this reading challenge, and I am very happy to participate again. I set a lofty goal each year of reading 12 books for this challenge, and even though I haven’t succeeded in reading all twelve each year, I’m happy about the books I am able to finish and move off of my mountain of books-to-read! My list this time will include some titles leftover from last year’s list, and some books that are new to this list but that have been patiently waiting on my shelves for their turn to be read. Some have been there waiting for years and years…and years! Thank you to Adam for creating this fun challenge!

The List:

  1. Hamlet, by William Shakespeare (my late husband’s favorite Shakespeare)
  2. Adam Bede, by George Eliot
  3. Sons, by Pearl S. Buck
  4. One Day on Beetle Rock, by Sally Carrighar
  5. The Guest Cat, by Takashi Hirode
  6. What Happened to the Corbetts?, by Nevil Shute
  7. New Zealand Stories, by Katharine Mansfield
  8. Home, by Toni Morrison
  9. The Joys of Motherhood, by Buchi Emecheta
  10. The General in his Labyrinth, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  11. The Northern Farm, by Henry Beston
  12. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera


  1. Daniel Deronda, by George Eliot
  2. The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

4 thoughts on “2023 TBR Pile Challenge

  1. Jane

    I’ve just read some of Katherine Mansfield’s short stories and absolutely loved them so that’s a treat. I need to put my list together, Adam has been so organised hasn’t he?

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    1. Robin Post author

      Thank you, Fanda. I’m curious about how I’ll feel about these. Notices, too! They’ve been on my radar (and on my shelves) for a long time.



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