Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2018 CHALLENGE: 2X18 & Mt. TBR


As I've done since 2014, I'm combining the Mt. TBR Challenge with a TBR challenge I came up with to read two books for each year of the century. It gets a little more challenging each year. If anyone wants to join me, grab the button and play along! Leave a comment and I'll start a list here.

I am going to read 36 books for the 2X16 part of the challenge, one from each of 36 separate shelves on my TBR bookcases.

I have 28 fiction books and eight non-fiction books picked out. There is no rhyme or reason to the books I picked. I just went with what caught my eye.


These are the books in alphabetical order by author, but I am going to read them as the mood strikes.

Jake’s Thing by Kingsley Amis

Open House by Elizabeth Berg

Eating People is Wrong by Malcolm Bradbury

Florence of Arabia by Christopher Buckley

A Torch Kept Lit: Great Lives of the Twentieth Century by William F. Buckley, Jr.

About the Author by John Colapinto

Diary of a Provincial Lady by E. M. Delafield

Absalom, Absalom! By William Faulkner

Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon by M. F. K. Fischer

The Year of the French by Thomas Flanagan

Wildlife by Richard Ford

A Welcoming Life: The M. F. K. Fischer Scrapbook, compiled by Dominique Gioia

Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene

Apple of My Eye by Helene Hanff

Scandalous Risks by Susan Howatch

Lord Mullion’s Secret by Michael Innes

Shylock Is My Name by Howard Jacobson

Persian Nights by Diane Johnson

City of the Mind by Penelope Lively

The Towers of Trebizond by Rose MacAuley

Holiday by Stanley Middleton

The Sacred and Profane Love Machine by Iris Murdoch

California Girl by Jefferson Parker

From a View to a Death by Anthony Powell

The Professor of Desire by Philip Roth

Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald

Her First American by Lore Segal

The Masters by C. P. Snow

Manners by Kate Spade

Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman by Alice Steinbach

Second Honeymoon by Joanna Trollope

All Set for Black, Thanks: A New Look at Mourning by Miriam Weinstein

Gertrude and Claudius by John Updike

Plum Sauce: A P. G. Wodehouse Companion by Richard Usborne

Down among the Women by Fay Weldon

Blandings Castle by P. G. Wodehouse


Every year, I join Bev at My Reader's Block in her Mt TBR Challenge. This year, I am going to climb higher than ever (or try), to reach the Mr. Kilimanjaro level of 60 books, which will mean 24 in addition to the 36 from my 2X18 Challenge.

So far, I do not have any books in mind, but I will list them here as I go.

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