January 15, 2014

TBR Pile Challenge Checkpoint #1

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If you haven't already noticed, I added a tab above for Challenges that I'm participating in this year to better monitor my progress. I utilized the Bout of Books Read-a-thon to make a solid dent in my reading goals and that includes Roof Beam Reader's TBR Pile Challenge! So far I've finished 2 books out of the required 12.

  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - finished reading 1/7/14
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett - finished reading 1/12/14
I haven't posted my reviews yet, but I'll be sure to include links to them on the Challenge tab once they're completed and posted. I was really glad to read Fahrenheit 451 since it's a classic I hadn't yet read (embarrassing for an English major, I know!).  And The Help! What an incredible and fulfilling book! This is the first book I've read in 2014 where I really miss the characters now that I've finished reading about them. I can't wait to watch the movie!

Looking ahead this month, I plan to focus more on my Winter TBR list since I haven't knocked off enough books from there yet. But I'm really looking forward to making the time for some of the books on my TBR list, namely The Book Thief by Markus Zusak so I can see the movie!

How is your 2014 reading going?


  1. so far, mine is none. haha.
    oh yes the help! the book is sooo good.

  2. I hope you liked Fahrenheit 451, I need to reread it sometime soon! I think I like The Help and then other people bummed me out about it, but I still liked it. I need to watch the movie sometime. I actually just read The Book Thief-or finished it, actually in like November. I haven't watched the movie yet, though. My reading so far has been pretty good but I haven't started school yet, so I'm sure it will slow down some!


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