I don't know why it is so hard for me to read books which are sitting on my bookshelves.  They stare at me as if begging me to read them.  I am continually reminded of their presence.  Almost all of them are well-written classics or near-classics, yet I often choose a book that I don't own.  Enter the TBR challenge.


Last year I read 34 books from my shelves; this year I have no idea how many I've read so I thought it would be a good idea to check in with myself!  This is the list so far:




  1.  The Divine Comedy - Dante

  2.  Cautionary Tales for Children - Hillaire Belloc

  3.  Sir Gawain & the Green Knight

  4.  Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

  5.  At the Back of the North Wind - George MacDonald

  6.  Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery

  7.  Anne of Avonlea - L.M. Montgomery

  8.  I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith

  9.  Middlemarch - George Eliot

10.  Moonfleet - John Meade Faulkner

11.  Anne of the Island - L.M. Montgomery

12.  Anne of the Windy Poplars - L.M. Montgomery

13.  Anne's House of Dreams - L.M. Montgomery

14.  Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

15.  Anne of Ingleside - L.M. Montgomery

16.  The Black Tulip - Alexandre Dumas

17.  Rainbow Valley - L.M. Montgomery

18.  Dombey and Son - Charles Dickens

19.  Beowulf


Hmmmm ........... not quite the same pace as last year but I am glad I'm getting through all the "Anne" books, of which previously, I had only read the first two.  In any case, it's a much better pace than the approximately 4 per year which I used to cover.  I'm impressed!