August Checkpoint! #TBR2019RBR

Greetings, TBR Pile Challengers! 

Y’all! We have more than 230 posts linked-up for this challenge! How incredible is that?

I hear summer is coming to a close; students and teachers are returning to school, and many are eagerly awaiting the autumn season. Count me in as one of those many! It’s still very much summer in my part of the world, with temperatures hitting 105+ degrees every day (for at least a few more weeks). I’m more than ready for September to get here (or October…or November…) 

Last month’s checkpoint came with the third of four planned mini-challenges. I hope you’ll all take the opportunity to return to last month’s post and look at the few book title poems that people submitted — they were fantastic! Thanks to those who did participate, it was a lot of fun reading your poems. You made the choice very difficult. Mini-challenge #4 will be coming soon. 

Progress: 7 of 12 Completed / 7 of 12 Reviewed

Well, after a pretty good stretch of progress through June, I hit a bit of a wall this last month. There’s a reason, though! I decided to focus my reading entirely on POETRY in July but, unfortunately, I didn’t have any poetry on my TBR List. I’ll have to be sure to include even more genre diversity next year! I had done a themed reading month for June, too (LGBTQ+), but I had two titles that worked within that category.

Oh well, there’s plenty of time to catch up! If I get even one book from my list read in the month of August, that will put me back on track with 8 books in the 8th month, right? Since I’ve turned my attention heavily toward writing, I might try to make my two “on writing” books (Reading Like A Writer and Light the Dark) the next two to read and cross off my challenge list. HOW ARE YOU DOING!?

Books read:

How are you doing?


Below, you’re going to find the infamous Mr. Linky widget. If you read and review any challenge books this month, please link-up on the widget below. This Mr. Linky will be re-posted every month so that we can compile a large list of all that we’re reading and reviewing together this year. Each review that is linked-up on this widget throughout the year may also earn you entries into future related giveaways, so don’t forget to keep this updated!


Constance from Staircase Wit! Constance will receive a book of her choice from The Book Depository ($20USD or less). I look forward to sharing her selection with everyone, once she has made her decision. Congratulations, Constance! 



11 Comments on “August Checkpoint! #TBR2019RBR

  1. How exciting, Adam! Although, perhaps, slightly diabolical to award a book to a book procrastinator! I always have something left in my basket at Book Depository so I will take a look. Thank you so much – I am enjoying this challenge, and finished my sixth book last night.

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  2. I’m up to nine, with my latest being Trollope’s novel The Claverings. I loved it! I’ve got one more on my summer pile but it’s really long. In fact, all three of my offical books left are really long, and the two alternates are not a lot easier…


  3. I read Version Control by Dexter Palmer this month, which is a really thought-provoking character-driven science fiction book. I’ve only got two more on my list to read!

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  4. I’m on my 13th of the 14 books on my list, so I am in good shape for this challenge. A little behind on a couple of other challenges I am participating in, but, then, these are some I have wanted to read for a long time. Unfortunately I left what I think will be the hardest for last, but I’ve got a good amount of time to work on it.

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  6. I’ve just read my eighth book – A Room with a View by Forster which has been on my list for a long time. I can’t say I loved it but I’m glad to have read it.


  7. I finished another this month – The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson. BUT it was only after finishing that it realize it technically doesn’t qualify because it was published on Jan 2, 2018. It HAD been on my TBR list for more than a year because I put it on ahead of publication but I think they are supposed to have been published before that. Oh well, it feels to me like it counts, which I guess is what’s important?

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  8. I just finished my seventh (Ngaio Marsh’ Overture to Death) plus one of the alternates, so that’s where you are & I say that’s pretty good!


  9. Have finished 11 books so far and am currently reading #12. On track to finish all of them (including alternates) by the end of the year!


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