The Official TBR Pile Challenge 2108

Is it to early to start planning ones 2018 TBR?

Yes and no. I have so many books that I need to knock off my TBR shelf that I considered making my 2018 reads books on my TBR.

I’ll be doing the Official TBR Pile Challenge and the Mount TBR Challenge. For the Mount TBR I’m going to start with the Pikes Peak level.

The Goal: To read 12 books that are on my TBR list. 12 books that I’ve been meaning to read for a year or more.

Click the links above 👆 to find out more and sign up.

  1. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  2. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
  3. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
  4. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  5. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
  6. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  7. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez
  8. Waiting by Ha Jin
  9. Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  10. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  11. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
  12. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen


  1. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


9 thoughts on “The Official TBR Pile Challenge 2108

  1. Too Fond January 30, 2018 / 3:41 am

    Americanah is so good, though I’m an Adichie fangirl so I love everything she writes. I have a Marquez on my list, too. Enjoy!


  2. Kristilyn December 16, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    The Namesake is so so good! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂 Happy reading!


  3. Roof Beam Reader December 13, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    I’ve got Homegoing on my list, too, and I’m so looking forward to it. I think there may be 5 or 6 of us who plan to read it… hmm… read-along? 🙂 A Little Life is extremely intense and difficult, but probably (?) worth reading. It’s certainly unlike anything else out there. I loved that Alexie book, and the Diaz! What an amazing list you have, here; I can’t wait to read your thoughts! Good luck & thanks for joining.

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    • The Broken Spine December 13, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Oh yeah, I would love a read along. I’ve heard that A Little Life was intense and people have mixed feelings about it.

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  4. Cori December 10, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    Ohh, I like your list. I highly recommend The Kite Runner, that one stayed with me for a long time. Also the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao was my favorite book by Junot Diaz. I have been wanting to read A Little Life, but when I pick it up at the book store the size overwhelms me! I need to get over that though, don’t I? Good Luck and Enjoy!

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  5. WordsAndPeace December 3, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    cool list with Murakami, one of my favorite authors.
    I also loved #7. However, before you start reading it, I highly recommend you look for a family tree online and you print it to help you as you read, because there are so many members of that family with the same first and last names other generations that it can really be confusing. With the family tree, things get clearer.
    I DNFed #6 because of the high number of the word f* per page. For me, if an author has to use that word 10 times per page, well, I judge his/her vocabulary to be too limited.
    Come to my blog on Dec to see my own list for this challenge!


    • The Broken Spine November 21, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      Thanks. I’m looking forward to getting to them. I’m determined to read books I already own in 2018. We’ll see how that works out. 🤞

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