I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately, which means I haven’t been posting much (as is evidenced by the fact that I completely forgot t do a March post for this challenge). It also means that my progress on this reading challenge has been stunted. I will say that, as evidenced by the facts below, I did really well in March as far as not adding books to the TBR, but in April I regressed. Now I have almost 1,000 books that are on my TBR, which is just absurd. But, between March and April I did make a little progress.
TBR Count as of 3/1/19: 954
TBR Count as of 3/31/19: 956
TBR Count as of 4/1/19: 956
TBR Count as of 4/30/19: 995
⏬A brief recap of the rules for both challenges can be found at the bottom of this post.⏬
Books Crossed Off Virtual TBR (these are books I did not own but that were on my GR TBR list) in March and April:
Books Crossed Off Physical TBR (these are books I either owned a physical or digital copy of [prior to the start of 2019] but that weren’t necessarily on my GR TBR list):
⛔⛔⛔he he…..whoops (again)⛔⛔⛔
Books read that applied to neither challenge (because of course I would do this):
And it may be important to note that the only book that I did read that was not part of my TBR was for my RBTW Book Club, so 👅. And I’m still currently working on my reviews for Educated and Echo North so you should be seeing those fairly soon. Hopefully my May will be filled with reading successes.
~Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2019. No library books.
~The ONLY exception to the library rule: If you own the book in any form and have a valid reason to check out a version from the library instead, then you may count it. I have, in the last couple years, allowed this when individuals have made requests. For example–if you own the hard copy, but are planning on taking a trip where listening to the audio version would be a great way to knock out a book while you drive, then by all means check out the audio version and have a wonderful trip!
~Any reread may count, regardless of how long you’ve owned it prior to 2019, provided you have not read it in last five years (Bev’s arbitrary time limit) and have not counted it for a previous Mount TBR Challenge.
~Audiobooks and E-books may count if they are yours and they are one of your primary sources of backlogged books.
~You may count any “currently reading” book that you begin prior to January 1–provided that you had 50% or more of the book left to finish when January 1 rolled around. The only exception to this rule is if you have participated in Mount TBR the previous year and were unable to finish the book in time for the Final Check-in Post. Then–if you finish the book post-January 1, you may count it as your first step of the new challenge.
~You may count “Did Not Finish” books provided they meet your own standard for such things, you do not plan to ever finish it, and you move it off your mountain [give it away, sell it, etc. OR remove it from your e-resources]. For example, Bev’s personal rule (unless it’s a very short book) is to give a book at least 100 pages. If she decides she just can’t finish it and won’t ever, then off the mountain it goes and she counts it as a victory because the stack is smaller!
~Books may be used to count for other challenges as well.