Mountaineering Checkpoint!

Well, six months into the Mount TBR Challenge hosted by Bev over at My Reader's Block. Since we are at the half-way point, she is hosting a checkpoint update with some prompts.

First up: personal progress

I have finished 10 out of 12 books. I choose to climb Pike's Peak and am already 83% through my climb! Woohoo!! The ten books that I have finished from my TBR are:

1. The Host by Stephenie Meyer {review}
2. Frozen Fire by Tim Bowler {review}
3. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen {review}
4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn {review}
5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer {review}
6. Dirty Little Secrets by CJ Omololu {review}
7. A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron {review}
8. A Dog's Journey by W. Bruce Cameron {review}
9. Blindsided by Priscilla Cummings

10. Under the Dome by Stephen King {review}

Out of these ten, I have reviewed nine... I am pretty pleased with myself on that account!

Next up: longest on the pile

The book that was on my TBR the longest (of these ten) has to be Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. I remember yearssss ago (when it first came out!) my mom read it with her book club. She told me I would love it, but I just never got around to it. It was definitely one of those books that I never should have let sit on my TBR for so long. It was a fabulous read and I was so happy when I finally did get around to reading it. It is likely that I wouldn't have ever gotten to it if it wasn't for this challenge either!

So, how are my fellow mountain climbers doing?? Anyone else feeling especially accomplished? Jump in on the conversation over at Bev's blog on this link-up post.

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  1. Congratulations - it won't be long until you reach the top of Pike's Peak!!

  2. You are doing really well on the challenge. Tackling such a huge book: Under the Dome. I read your review, it sounds really good. But I am intimidated by so many pages.

  3. Great job! Very soon you'll be waving at us all from the top. Thanks for checking in!