Saturday, January 7, 2017

Mt. TBR Challenge 2017

Last year, I started the Mt. TBR Challenge at My Reader's Block, but life circumstances fouled up my reading plans and I abandoned it late spring. This year, I'm back with a vengeance! I plan to scale Mt. Blanc with at least 24 books from my pre-2017 TBR shelves. I'll color them red as I read them and link to review posts as I write them. Here are the titles I'll attempt to read:

  1. Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1886
  2. Sara Crewe/Little Saint Elizabeth by Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1897
  3. Tales of a Wayside Inn by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1863
  4. Middlemarch by George Eliot, 1872
  5. Celia by Frances Burney, 1782
  6. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot, 1860
  7. Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience by William Blake, 1789-1794
  8. Titanic Survivor by Violet Jessop, 1934
  9. The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton, 1937
10. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer, 1950
11. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald, 1871
12. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, 1853
13. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James, 1881
14. The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis, 2015
15. Among Stone Giants by Jo Anne Van Tilburg, 2003
16. The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey, 2012--->abandoned
17. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, 1932
18. Paper: An Elegy by Ian Sansom, 2012
19. Opening Pandora's Box by Ferdie Addis, 2012--->abandoned
20. England, First & Last by Anthony Bailey, 1985--->almost finished, but abandoned
21. A Proud Taste For Scarlet and Miniver by E.L. Konigsburg, 1973
22. Blooming: A Small Town Girlhood by Susan Allen Toth, 1978
23. First We Have Coffee by Margaret Jensen, 1982
24. Fiela's Child by Dalen Mathee, 1986

List of make-ups for abandoned books
25. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

Many of these titles also fit in with the Victorian Reading Challenge I'm hosting, as well as the lifetime challenge of reading from the 1001 Books list.