When I ran across this challenge earlier this year, I knew it was one I needed to participate in. I own a lot of books, and I love adding to my assorted collection. But I equally love visiting libraries and checking out stacks of books from there. The poor books I own just get more and more neglected.
When I signed up for this challenge, I was cautious. It was already halfway through July, so I didn't have much time to scale my TBR piles. I chose the Pike's Peak level of commitment. I only had to read 12 books by the end of December. It's a good thing I wasn't more ambitious. Here we are at the beginning of October, and I've only finished five! I have started the sixth, but I'm still getting a little worried about finishing this challenge on time. That would requiring not visiting the library for the next three months, and that's just as unlikely now as it was back in July. On the other hand, the Reading Challenge Monster demands that I finish the challenges I start, so that will provide me with some motivation.
The book that has been on my stacks the longest is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I've wanted to read it for a very long time. I bought a copy in college, but never got around to reading it. I am incredibly glad that this reading challenge gave me the impetus to finally pick it up and read it. It is an amazing book. I'll be posting more of my thoughts on this book tomorrow, so come back and check them out! I'd love to hear your opinion of this classic.