January Checkpoint #TBR2022RBR

Hello, TBR Pile Challengers! 

Yahoo! It’s time for our very first Checkpoint (with mini-challenge #1 — see below). As a reminder, the deadline to sign-up for this challenge is January 31st, so if you know of someone who would love to join and/or if you have been trying to make up your mind, here’s your chance P.S. This also means currently registered participants should feel free to make a change, up to January 31st, provided the link leads to an updated list as of that date. 

Progress: 1 of 12 Completed

So far, I’ve read 1 of my 12 required books. I’ll take it! This puts me at 100% on pace, technically, since reading one book per month for the challenge means completing the challenge by year’s end; however, I really do hope to read my two alternates as well, so that means I’ll need to squeeze in a second challenge book in at least two of these twelve months (I’m guessing that’s going to have to be during the summer months, but we’ll see!).

The next book scheduled from my challenge list is When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz.

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!


As I mentioned in the Announcement post, there are four mini-challenges planned for this year. Our first checkpoint also brings with it the first mini-challenge!

Here’s the plan: Visit this link to see the list of linked-up participants. Travel around and leave a comment (or two, or five) with some encouragement for this new year and new challenge. Then, when you’re done, come on back to this post and comment with a link to the blog where you left your encouragement.

Everyone who spreads a little cheer and positivity to another challenger’s post(s) will be entered to win a book of choice, up to $15 USD, from The Book DepositoryComments need to be posted and linked-up here by the end of January and the winner, drawn randomly from the collection of comments, will be announced in the February checkpoint post. Only those who registered for the 2022 TBR Pile Challenge by January 31st are eligible to participate in these challenges and/or to win any of the TBR Pile prizes. 

16 Comments on “January Checkpoint #TBR2022RBR

  1. Congrats on your 100% so far!
    I have read two books that were on my TBR, but not on my official TBR list for this challenge, as usual, lol. But I do plan to succeed this year!

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  2. So far, I’ve read two of my original 12. The first (Fadeaway Girl by Martha Grimes) was a disappointment, but I should have known–I have yet to like any of her books set in the US. The second was an early Star Trek novel that I read long ago and far away and has been sitting in my Star Trek collection for eons. It was nice to revisit Kirk, Spock, and McCoy from a 1970s point of view.

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  3. Oooh, Zen And The Art is on my to-read list too! You’re off to a cracking start, I’m sure you won’t have any trouble squeezing in a couple extra before year’s end 😉


  4. If like to join in but am not sure how. I’ll connect with you later for help. Great job meeting your first goal!


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