2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

2013 TBR Pile


I have so so many books on my TBR and TBL, 361 right now, that I really need to do this challenge, though 12 books seem too low for me. Another blogger has something similar, with different peak levels, but I enjoy Adam’s company!

  1. Dissolution, by C. J. Sansom #1
  2. The Most Beautiful Walk In The World, by John Baxter #2
  3. The Madonnas of Leningrad, by Debra Dean #3
  4. The Lovers’ Dictionary, by David Levithan  #4
  5. Mistress of the Revolution, by Catherine Delors – review upcoming on 12/28 #5
  6. Mozart’s Last Aria, by Matt Rees  – upcoming review #6
  7. The Library At Night, by Alberto Manguel  #7
  8. The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax, by Dorothy Gilman #8
  9. The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax, by Dorothy Gilman  #9
  10. Mrs. Pollifax on Safari (1976)  #10
  11. Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station (1983) #11
  12. Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle (1988) #12
  13. Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha (1985) #13


30 thoughts on “2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

  1. Who is Mrs Pollifax? Is she an adventurer? What kind of books are these?

    All the titles in your list are new to me. I’ll be an interested follower. 😀 oh! And I’m taking part in the mount TBR challenge as well via Goodreads. I’m sorely tempted to join Adam’s challenge, but I figured I’d wait till the end of 2012 to decide my list. 🙂


    • Ah, you have not yet met Mrs Emily Pollifax!
      She is a bored grand-mother, though very active with karate, yoga, garden club, etc. so one day, as she would like a bit of adventure in her life, she goes to the CIA if by any chance they could hire her. they do. and they send her to different countries. so it’s detective stories, really well done. she’s a delightful character. I even prefer the audios, the narrator is awesome. there’s often a child involved, and helping Emily Pollifax, in many stories. Seriously, it is GOOD! I’m surprised the name Dorothy Gilman is not more popular. oh and I just discovered some have been turned into movies.
      I discovered her because I needed books on different countries for my 52 countries challenge!
      here is my first review on her: https://wordsandpeace.com/2012/03/23/2012-18-review-mrs-pollifax-and-the-whirling-dervish/


    • I also meant to add, ut my computer crashed, so glad my answer on Mrs Pollifax was sent!
      I realized that the Goodreads Mount TBR challenge is only for books you own. I own almost no book, I get almost all of them from my library. So glad to stick with Adam


  2. I haven’t read any of those before, a lot of the titles are completely new to me, but I’ve been wanting to read The Lover’s Dictionary for awhile now. I might just grab that one on my next trip to the library. Happy reading!


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  4. I just got a library patron turned on to Mrs. Pollifax before I left for a new job. It’s a nice long series so it will keep him happy until my replacement comes on board! I like the variety of reading on your list, so you’ll have a book for every mood.


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