2016 Mount TBR Challenge

Since I own a ridiculous number of books I haven’t yet read, I decided to make an effort to read as many of them as I can in 2016. So I’m participating in Bev Hankins’s Mount TBR Challenge. Below, I will list all of the books I owned prior to January 1, 2016 – including audiobooks, ebooks, and ARCs – and finally read this year (and hopefully it is not an embarrassingly small number at the end of the year). I think this challenge might motivate me to actually read more of them!

Challenge Goal: Mt. Kilimanjaro
Challenge Level Achieved: Mt. Kilimanjaro

  1. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
  2. The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert*
  3. The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
  4. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  5. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  6. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  7. And Again by Jessica Chiarella*
  8. The Winter Girl by Matt Marinovich*
  9. The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman
  10. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  11. Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley*
  12. You by Caroline Kepnes
  13. The Bees by Laline Paull
  14. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner*
  15. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  16. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
  17. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  18. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  19. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  20. The Artful Edit by Susan Bell
  21. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  22. An Unattractive Vampire by Jim McDoniel*
  23. Sherlock Holmes in America ed. by Martin H. Greenberg, Jon Lellenberg, & Daniel Stashower
  24. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer*
  25. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  26. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  27. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel*
  28. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  29. Austenland by Shannon Hale
  30. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
  31. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  32. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  33. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  34. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  35. The Girl in 6E by A. R. Torre
  36. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  37. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  38. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  39. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  40. Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
  41. Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagán
  42. The Circle by Dave Eggers
  43. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  44. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  45. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  46. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  47. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
  48. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  49. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  50. Dickon by Marjorie Bowen
  51. George by Alex Gino
  52. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  53. Horns by Joe Hill
  54. Misery by Stephen King
  55. A Nation of Immigrants by John F. Kennedy
  56. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  57. The Bookseller by C. Robert Cales
  58. Neurotica by Eliza Gordon
  59. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
  60. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

*I received ARCs (advance reader copies) of these books, so although they were released in 2016, I possessed copies prior to Jan. 1, 2016.