2019 Roof Beam Reader’s TBR Pile Challenge



This is the 8th year of the challenge hosted by Adam at Roof Beam Reader and encourages us to read 12 books from our tbr pile. One of the features is the list you make must be adhered to, but you can include two alternatives in case two of those books become dnfs or in common parlance, “Omg what a bore I am wasting my time I am trying something else!” Go here for the rules, the link to your list and more information.

My List

  1. Villette, Charlotte Bronte
  2. The Well of Loneliness, Radclyffe Hall
  3. The Importance of Being Ernest, Oscar Wilde
  4. The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
  5. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
  6. Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
  7. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  8. Edith Wharton: A Biography, by RWB Lewis
  9. March, Geraldine Brooks
  10. House on the Strand, Daphne du Maurier
  11. Night and Day, Virginia Woolf
  12. South Riding, Winifred Holtby


  1. Mary Barton, Elizabeth Gaskell
  2. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

In SM, #TBR2019RBR


2 thoughts on “2019 Roof Beam Reader’s TBR Pile Challenge

  1. Karen K.

    Great list! I’ve read nearly all of them and I particularly loved House on the Strand, South Riding, and The Importance of Being Earnest (also great film adaptation with Judi Dench and Colin Firth). I also have a Wharton biography on my potential list (I’m torn between two lists at the moment), mine is the one by Hermione Lee. I’ll be watching your blog to see if I should read the Lewis instead! Good luck on the challenge!


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