Thursday, November 24, 2022

The 2023 TBR Pile Challenge

TBR Pile Challenge has been one of my favorite challenges, and next year it will turn 10! Congratulations, Adam!

My initial list for The 2023 TBR Pile Challenge:
(it will change along the way, of course, but one must start from something, right?)

  1. All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
  2. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  3. Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk (The Dancer) by Ahmad Tohari (Indonesian classic)
  4. The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
  5. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather
  6. The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  7. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy
  8. Summer by Edith Wharton
  9. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  10. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
  11. We Have Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  12. Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie


  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

 To participate in this challenge, just hop to the sign up post.


  1. Your mix of "chunky" classics and lighter classics is a good strategy

    1. I know, right? It makes our reading lives much more fun and less tedious.

  2. I'm SHOCKED to see Zola on your list. ;) We Have Always Lived in the Castle is one of my favorites. I teach it almost every year in at least one of my literature classes (often alternating between that one and The Haunting of Hill House.)

    1. LOL! It might be my last one, since I have read all Zola's Rougon Macquart but Doctor Pascal. ;)
      I've been go back and forth with We Have Always Lived in the Castle, but this year I'm determined to finally read it.


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