2022: Mt. TBR

My 2022 TBR cart, ready for the Mt. TBR challenge. I am scaling Mt. Vancouver by reading 36 books that have been languishing on my bookshelves since before 1/1/2022.

Sunday, 3.27.2022 & first quarter update:

  1. Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain; 2/11/2022
  2. My Mortal Enemy by Willa Cather; 1/23/2022
  3. Waiting for Willa by Dorothy Eden; 3/6/2022
  4. Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin: 2/17/2022
  5. Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper; 1/5/2022
  6. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper; 1/21/2022
  7. Greenwitch by Susan Cooper; 3/6/2022
  8. The Grey King by Susan Cooper; 3/12/2022
  9. The Maine Massacre by Janwillem van de Wetering; 3/9/2022
  10. A Very Great Profession by Nicola Beauman; 3/27/2022
  11. Tempest Tost (from the Salterton Trilogy omnibus) by Robertson Davies: 3/31/2022
  12. A Very Great Profession by Nicola Beauman: 3/29/2022
  13. Silver On The Tree by Susan Cooper: 4/2/2022
  14. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander: 4/20/2022
  15. The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander: 4/24/2022
  16. The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott: 5/9/2022
  17. The Day of the Scorpion by Paul Scott: 5/22/2022
  18. The Towers of Silence by Paul Scott: 5/31/2022
  19. A Division of the Spoils by Paul Scott: 7/9/2022
  20. The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay: 7/10/2022
  21. The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander: 7/10/2022

As part of the project, I’ve decided to do a complete review of the cart every three months, to backfill the books I’ve finished. In addition, as long as I am “current” on the challenge, as a reward, I’m going to give myself the opportunity to swap out books that, at least at this point, I don’t have any desire to read right now, so I can reopen my choices quarterly.

Since my goal is to read 3 books a month, I have successfully completed the first quarter of the challenge. One of my projects for today is to update the cart, and the challenge!

You can find the original challenge post, with the original pictures, here.

Current TBR Cart:

Tier One:

  • The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman
  • Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
  • Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner
  • The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  • Death in Rough Water by Francine Mathews
  • Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple
  • Miss Buncle Married by D.E. Stevenson
  • Mariana by Monica Dickens
  • The Spoilt Kill by Mary Kelly
  • Silver on the Tree by Susan Cooper
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Bat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The Bowstring Murders by Carr Dickson
  • The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay
  • Professor Imanishi Investigates by Seicho Matsumoto

Tier Two:

  • The Semi-Attached Couple and the Semi-Detached House by Emily Eden
  • An Unsuitable Attachment by Barbara Pym
  • The Road to Paradise by Victoria Holt
  • The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies
  • The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
  • The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
  • The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander
  • Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander
  • The High King by Lloyd Alexander
  • The Third Angel by Alice Hoffman
  • The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman
  • The Two Faces of January by Patricia Highsmith
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • My American by Stella Gibbon
  • The Matchmaker by Stella Gibbon

Tier Three:

  • Howards End by E.M. Forster
  • Shadows Waiting by Anne Eliot
  • Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  • Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • A Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
  • The Shadow of the Lynx by Victoria Holt
  • The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott
  • The Day of the Scorpion by Paul Scott
  • The Towers of Silence by Paul Scott
  • A Division of the Spoils by Paul Scott
  • Alanna by Tamora Pierce
  • In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce
  • The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce
  • Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce

I enjoyed re-reading/reading The Dark Is Rising Sequence (although I still have book 5 to finish) that I decided to pull a very few books, but add two additional YA series that I have never finished: Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain series and the Alanna series by Tamora Pierce. In addition, I bought the whole Paul Scott Raj Quartet at a UBS many years ago (in fact, the receipt is still in the books – it was 2013 when I bought them) and it has been hanging around, waiting to be read. This seemed like a good time to add them to the cart!

*For those of you who are wondering about the handsome ginger pictured, Sora is our youngest cat, named by my son after a character in his favorite childhood video game franchise of all time, Kingdom Hearts. Yes, his tail is incredibly long!