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Lets Go Climbing – Mountain TBR Reading Challenge 2019

For the past few years I’ve done the Beat the Backlist Challenge. But each year I’ve lost interest in it for various reasons. So I thought it was about time to change things up and try a new, somewhat simpler, reading challenge concerning the backlist. Because I have a lot of those.

Lets Get Into It

Mountain TBR Reading Challenge is hosted by Bev from My Reader’s Block for the 8th time in 2019. You can read more about the challenge here. Basically you read the titles from your backlist that you owned prior to 2019. So no books bought during 2019 count for this challenge. I am also not counting any e arcs I got before 2019, mostly because the rule is that you have to own them. I don’t. Technically we only have 60 days to read them. I will be counting Ebooks I bought or freebies. Those ebooks that are mine and that have been waiting and waiting and waiting for me…

There are quite some rules regarding things like rereading and library books (no unless specific reasons) so make sure to read them well if you are considering joining.


To up the game of playing there are some levels you can put up as your goal:

  • Pike’s Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
  • Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
  • Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
  • Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR piles/s
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
  • El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
  • Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s
  • Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

For me I have to look at what I am putting up as my reading challenge and for 2019 that will be initially 60 books. So for now I am first going with Mt. Vancouver. I can always up my goal if I end up reading more. Putting a goal lower is always so much harder. There are some new releases I want to read when they come out and all so I think 36 books out of 60 is a nice number.

The List

I thought about putting up a list but I’m still looking through my shelves and seeing if I want to unhaul some things. So for now I am just linking to this goodreads shelf I have.


It isn’t entirely up to date with all the owned tbr books I have, there are too many now,  but it shows a good portion of them. Anyway if you want to see any of the books I could be reading next year, that is the place to be.

18 thoughts on “Lets Go Climbing – Mountain TBR Reading Challenge 2019

  1. I saw someone else talking about this and am intrigued by the idea. I found that I completely forgot to participate in beat the backlist just before the summer, so never submitted my points and found my backlist books falling further and further to the wayside. I’m debating a lot right now what to do!

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    1. I know what you mean. I lost interest a lot in btb last year before the summer as well and stopped submitting my points at some point, partially because I forgot as well. For me this one is a lot easier to do throughout the year.

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  2. I saw this somewhere else, too, but I’m going to keep it simple this year with challenges. I’m doing yours and the Blog All About It Challenge (which really isn’t about reading), the Better World Books Challenge, and MAYBE a fairytale retelling bingo challenge. I was going to do the Pop Sugar challenge, but nothing on it interested me, and I don’t think I’m ready for the Read Harder Challenge, yet. Ha ha. 😁

    I am just going to personally challenge myself to reading backlist, especially ARCs, and one Newbery book a month. 👍✨

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    1. Yeah I haven’t done the pop sugar one in a while because nothing every grabs me on it anymore. Haha what is the read harder challenge? A Fairytale retelling bingo would be nice too! Plenty coming out. 😀 I might need to google that challenge haha.

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