Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2017

So I have so many books. I bought so many this year. It’s only right that I now read what I’ve acquired…

I’m signing up for the Mt. Vancouver level: read 36 books from off my To Be Read pile.  I suppose there’s always that chance I’ll manage to read over 150, but… given that I’m *moving* this year, I’ll be cautious.

Here’s a 70-ish-book glimpse of what my TBR (to be read) pile is like at the moment:

Classic literature & historical fiction:

  • Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • Pride & Predjudice by Jane Austen
  • Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution by Natalie S. Bober
  • John Adams by David McCullough
  • Those Who Love by Irving Stone
  • The Island of the World by Michael D. O’Brien
  • Fierce Wars & Faithful Loves by Roy Maynard
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • Silas Marner by George Eliot
  • The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Sir Gibbie by George Macdonald
  • Faust by Johann Wolfgang Goethe

Science fiction & fantasy:

  • The Empire series by Isaac Asimov (3 books)
  • The Foundation series by Isaac Asimov (7 books)
  • The Robot series by Isaac Asimov (5 books, plus another I don’t own)
  • The Circle of Magic series by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald (6 books)
  • The Green Ember by S.D. Smith (I also have the prequel, The Black Star of Kingston)
  • Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card
  • Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
  • Arcanum Unbounded by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Dune series by Frank Herbert (I have the first five)


  • Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling series (6 books; I have plans to read 4 of them this year)
  • Norms & Nobility: A Treatise on Education by David V. Hicks
  • The Living Page: Keeping Notebooks with Charlotte Mason by Laurie Bestvater
  • A Touch of the Infinite: Studies in Music Appreciation with Charlotte Mason by Megan Hoyt
  • The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling by John Muir Laws
  • What’s Going On in There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life by Lise Eliot, Ph.D.
  • Movement Matters: Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of Movement by Katy Bowman
  • Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear by Katy Bowman
  • How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger, M.D.
  • The Age of Revolution (A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, volume 3) by Winston Churchill
  • Euclid’s The Elements, Book 1
  • Adventures with a Microscope by Richard Headstrom
  • Home Comforts: The Art & Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson

LDS theology & Church history

  • The Doctrine & Covenants
  • Our Heritage: A Brief History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
  • Revelations in Context: The Stories behind the Sections of the Doctrine and Covenants 
  • Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley

Do cookbooks count?

  • Serbian Cookery
  • The New Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg MD and Zoë François
  • Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week by Isa Chandra Moscowitz
  • Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moscowitz and Terry Hope Romero
  • The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon

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