Well, it’s autumn here in the United States, but I suppose it is spring elsewhere. Anyhow, those are the two best seasons, aren’t they? So, happiness all-around!
I wonder if you might take a moment to leave a comment this month and share your favorite book from this year’s challenge? If you’ve completed your list or made a lot of progress, share that too! We’d love to cheer you on and feel motivated too, especially those of us who have been stuck for a little bit.
Speaking of stuck, there have only been 9 new links added since last month’s checkpoint, and I have a feeling more reading than that has happened, but maybe not? I for one made just a little progress, finishing one more book from my list (but I haven’t written or posted my thoughts for it yet!), so I can’t fault anyone else. In fact, I’ve been so busy that my postings have essentially boiled down to two per month, once in the first week of each month, wrapping-up the previous month’s reading, and once on the fifteenth, for this challenge. It’s time to take a look at my daily planner and see how I can start managing my time a little better!
I have to say, I really am thrilled with my progress overall, this year. I think, in my ten years hosting this challenge, I’ve only actually finished it once or twice. I don’t think I’ve ever managed to read all fourteen (the main twelve plus two alternates), but that might just happen this year! I’m now at eleven completed and ten reviewed. I’m still “in progress” on what is now book twelve (?), A Poet’s Guide, which is slow going, but I am working through it. Next up, I’ll be reading James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk. I always look forward to Baldwin!
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!
To be eligible to win a book of your choice ($20USD or less from The Book Depository), please leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite TBR Pile Challenge read of all time. If you’re new this year, it would need to be from this year’s list, but if you’ve participated many times, it can be from any challenge list in the last 10 years. (Yes, I HAVE been hosting this since 2011, can you believe it?) I can’t wait to hear what you all share, and good luck! I’ll choose and post the winner for November’s checkpoint, so be sure to comment by November 14th.