Mount TBR 2017 Reading Challenge Wrap-up

Mount Vancouver

I did it! I conquered Mt. Vancouver!

One of the most successful reading challenges I completed in 2017 was the Mount TBR challenge from Bev at My Reader’s Block. I have way too many books that I’ve purchased over the years sitting unread on my bookshelf or in the Kindle cloud. So I’m very happy that I was able to read 36 books from my TBR pile, climbing Mount Vancouver.

Some books I acquired mere months before the challenge started, while others had been languishing on my shelves for decades. The books that went unread the longest were probably the David Eddings Elenium series, the Alfred Hitchcock short story anthologies, and Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove.

As I wrote earlier, next year I plan on climbing to even greater heights by reading 48 books from my TBR shelf, reaching Mount Ararat.

Here are the books I read in 2017 to reach Mount Vancouver, along with links to my reviews:

  1. The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux- Finished 1/1/2017
  2. To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey – Finished 1/11/2017
  3. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell – Finished 1/14/2017
  4. The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox by Barry Hughart Finished 1/28/2017
  5. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman – Finished 1/29/2017
  6. The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax RohmerFinished 1/31/2017
  7. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe- Finished 2/8/2017
  8. How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn – Finished 2/11/2017
  9. 4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie – Finished 2/13/2017
  10. The Diamond Throne by David Eddings – Finished 2/20/2017
  11. The Ruby Knight by David Eddings- Finished 2/27/2017
  12. The Sapphire Rose by David Eddings – Finished 3/7/2017
  13. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy – Finished 4/8/2017
  14. Zuleika Dobson by Max BeerbohmFinished 5/22/2017
  15. The Trial by Franz Kafka – Finished 5/28/2017
  16. A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel DeFoe – Finished 6/17/2017
  17. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry – Finished 7/11/2017
  18. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather- Finished 7/16/2017
  19. The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie – Finished 10/3/2017
  20. Romola by George EliotFinished 10/22/2017
  21. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly – Finished 10/24/2017
  22. The Last Queen of England by Steve Robinson – Finished 10/27/2017
  23. The Murder in the Vicarage by Agatha Christie – Finished 11/4/2017
  24. The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison – Finished 11/15/2017
  25. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James – Finished 11/19/2017
  26. The Violent Land by Wayne D. Overholser – Finished 11/23/2017
  27. Dead Souls by Nikolai GogolFinished 11/25/2017
  28. Alfred Hitchcock’s Hard Day at the Scaffold edited by Alfred Hitchcock – Finished 12/3/2017
  29. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier – Finished 12/06/2017
  30. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset – Finished 12/18/2017
  31. Hunted Down by Charles Dickens – Finished 12/21/2017
  32. Alfred Hitchcock Presents: 12 Stories for Late at Night, edited by Alfred Hitchcock – Finished 12/23/2017
  33. The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton – Finished 12/26/2017
  34. A Spring Within Us by Richard Rohr – Finished 12/29/2017
  35. The Apothecary Rose by Candace Robb – Finished 12/29/2017
  36. Alfred Hitchcock Presents: 12 Stories They Wouldn’t Let Me Do on TV edited by Alfred Hitchcock – Finished 12/30/2017

Deacon Nick

Nick Senger is a husband, a father of four, a Roman Catholic deacon and a Catholic school teacher, vice principal and technology coordinator. He taught junior high literature and writing for over 25 years, and has been a Catholic school educator since 1990. In 2001 he was named a Distinguished Teacher of the Year by the National Catholic Education Association.

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