The Mount TBR Reading Challenge had the goal to read books that we already had on hand prior to 2016. For this challenge I completed (the first 12 are from my original list; the rest I added throughout the year in more or less the order I finished them.):
- True Woman 201: Interior Design by Mary Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Finished 4/16/16)
- The Renewing of the Mind Project by Barb Raveling (2015) (Finished 5/23/16)
- Beyond Stateliest Marble: The Passionate Femininity of Anne Bradstreet by Douglas Wilson (2001) (Finished 5/1/16)
- Ten Fingers For God: The Life and Work of Dr. Paul Brand by Dorothy Clarke Wilson (Finished 8/26/16)
- What Are You Afraid Of? Facing Down Your Fears With Faith by David Jeremiah (Finished 2/22/16)
- Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney (Finished 9/18/16)
- The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay (Finished 2/2/16)
- Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits by Mary Jane Hathaway (2014) (Finished 5/24/16)
- Searching for Eternity by Elizabeth Musser (Finished 1/16/16)
- Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Pamela Smith Hill (Finished 7/11/16)
- Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens (Finished 2/22/16)
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain (Finished 3/8/16)
- Big Love: The Practice of Loving Beyond Your Limits by Kara Tippetts (Finished 2/14/16)
- Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (Finished 1/13/16)
- SEAL of God by Chad Williams and David Thomas (Finished 1/24/16)
- Not In the Heart by Chris Fabry (Finished 3/26/16)
- A Slender Thread by Tracie Peterson (Finished 4/6/16)
- The Reunion by Dan Walsh (Finished 4/10/16)
- What Follows After by Dan Walsh (Finished 4/23/16)
- The Hardest Peace: Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life’s Hard by Kara Tippetts (Finished 4/30/16)
- One Perfect Spring by Irene Hannon (Finished 5/11/16)
- Don’t Let the Goats Eat the Loquat Trees: The Adventures of an American Surgeon in Nepal by Thomas Hale (Finished 6/13/16)
- Chateau of Secrets by Melanie Dobson (Finished 6/18/16)
- Eight Twenty Eight: When Love Didn’t Give Up by Ian and Larissa Murphy (Finished 6/28/16)
- Thin Places: A Memoir by Mary DeMuth (Finished 7/12/16)
- The Methusaleh Project by Rick Barry (Finished 7/16/16)
- C. S. Lewis’ Letters to Children, edited by Lyle W. Dorsett and Marjorie Lamp Mead (Finished 7/23/16)
- I’m No Angel: From Victoria’s Secret Model to Role Model by Kylie Bisutti (Finished 9/6/16)
- Be Faithful (1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon): It’s Always Too Soon to Quit! by Warren Wiersbe
- Be Mature (James): Growing Up in Christ by Warren Wiersbe
- Be Hopeful (1 Peter): How to Make the Best Times Out of Your Worst Times by Warren Wiersbe
- Be Real (I John): Turning From Hypocrisy to Truth by Warren Wiersbe, not reviewed. (Not sure of the finish date for the above four – sometime in August or September)
- Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids With the Love of Jesus by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson (Finished 10/1/16)
- Knowable Word: Helping Ordinary People Learn to Study the Bible by Peter Krol
- Radical Womanhood: Feminine Faith in a Feminist World by Carolyn McCulley (Finished 11/20/16)
- The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson (Finished 11/15/16)
- The Messenger by Siri Mitchell (Finished 12/7/16)
- The Christmas Violin by Buffy Andrews (Finished 12/13/16)
The different levels of the challenge are represented by different mountains. I had originally planned to read at least 12 for “Pike’s Peak.” I’m happy I got to the third level, Mt. Vancouver!
Bev also added a fun activity linking the books from our list with familiar proverbs. Mine are:
A stitch in time…with A Slender Thread.
Don’t count your chickens…and Don’t Let the Goats Eat the Loquat Trees.
All good things must come…Home to Chicory Lane.
When in Rome…[see] Our Mutual Friend
A picture is worth…Eight Twenty Eight.
When the going gets tough, the tough get…The Hardest Peace.
Two wrongs don’t make…One Perfect Spring.
The pen is mightier than…The Messenger.
The squeaky wheel gets…What Follows After.
Hope for the best, but prepare for…Thin Places.
All that glitters is not…Beyond Stateliest Marble.
Birds of a feather…[attend] The Reunion.
I enjoyed getting to so many of my books on hand (or in my Kindle app) yet allowing for some new reads along the way, too.