Virtual Mount TBR 2021

Run by My Reader’s Block


Challenge levels:
Mount Rum Doodle: Read 12 books from your Virtual TBR/Wish List/Library
Mount Crumpit: Read 24 books
Mount Munch: Read 36 books
White Plume Mountain: Read 48 books
*Stormness Head: Read 60 books*
Mount Mindolluin: Read 75 books
Mount Seleya: Read 100 books
Mount Olympus: Read 150+

In keeping with the virtual nature of the challenge, all mountains are fictional (reference in comments below). How many do you recognize? The only one shared by both TBR challenges is Olympus–both fictional and on Mars. However, since I don’t know actual heights, I have arbitrarily assigned levels.

The Rules:
~This challenge is only for books you do not own. They may be borrowed from the library, a friend, found on a free e-book site (like Project Gutenberg), or anywhere else that allows you to temporarily “checkout” the book. Also–unlike Mount TBR–there is no date limit on your wish list. If you see a book that strikes your fancy after January 1 and want to grab it from the library, etc. then go for it.

~Once you choose your challenge level you are locked in for at least that many books. If you find you are on a mountain-climbing roll and want to tackle a taller mountain, then you are welcome to upgrade. All books counted for lower mountains carry over towards the new peak.

~Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2021. You may count any “currently reading” book that you begin prior to January 1–provided you have 50% or more of the book to finish when January 1 rolled around. Exception: if you participated in the 2020 Virtual Mount TBR and did not finish a book in time to count it towards that challenge, then you may count it as your first step of 2021 regardless of how much you had left to read.

~Rereads may count if you have not yet counted it for a Virtual Mount TBR Challenge.

~You may count “Did Not Finish” books provided they meet your own standard for such things; you do not plan to ever finish it; and you move it off your virtual mountain.

~Books may be used for other challenges as well.

~A blog and reviews are not necessary to participate. If you have a blog then please post a challenge sign-up and link that post (not your home page) in the form below. Non-bloggers may skip that question on the form, provide a link to another media site for tracking–OR, if you are a member of Goodreads, you may join the challenge there. Feel free to sign up HERE (link coming soon) if that’s where you want to participate.

~If you post on Facebook, Instagram, or other social media about the challenge or books read, please use #VirtualMountTBR2021.

~Headquarters link for leaving links to your reviews (if you wish to; it is not required).



Summit I’m aiming to ascend—and then roll the rest of the way down, perhaps taking out something evil on the way: Stormness Head in Narnia!

(10 out of) 60 BOOKS

Link to my GoodReads Shelf for this challenge. Only those marked ‘Read’ will also be listed here, as they have been… conquered; the rest are options I’m considering reading this year!

  1. Skyward #2: Starsight by Brandon Sanderson (Completed January 6th)
  2. Murderbot Diaries #4.5: Home by Martha Wells (Completed January 20th)
  3. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (Completed January 7th)
  4. Tales of Inthya #1: The Queen of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin (Completed January 22nd)
  5. Tiamat #1: The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge (Completed January 25th)
  6. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini (Completed January 28th)
  7. The Chronicles of Dorsa #1: Princess of Dorsa by Eliza Andrews (DNF, set aside for good January 30th)
  8. Queen of the Damned #1: Lucifer’s Daughter by Kel Carpenter (Completed January 31st)
  9. Queen of the Damned #2: Wicked Games by Kel Carpenter (Completed February 1st)
  10. Xenogenesis #1: Dawn by Octavia E. Butler (Completed February 1st)
  11. Xenogenesis #2: Adulthood Rites by Octavia E. Butler (Completed February 13th)
  12. Revelation Space #1: Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds (Completed February 27th)
  13. Night’s Dawn #1: The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton (Completed March 2nd)
  14. A Song of Ice and Fire #3: A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin (Completed March 10th)
  15. home body by Rupi Kaur (Completed March 11th)
  16. The Expanse #0.5: The Butcher of Anderson Station by James S.A. Corey (Completed March 11th)
  17. The Mars Trilogy #2: Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson (Completed March 13th)
  18. The Expanse #2.5: Gods of Risk by James S.A. Corey (Completed March 13th)
  19. Dune Saga #1: Dune by Frank Herbert
    • Currently reading
  20. His Fair Assassin #1: Grave Mercy by Robin La Fevers
    • Currently reading
  21. Night’s Dawn #2: The Neutronium Alchemist by Peter F. Hamilton
    • Currently reading
  22. The Persians by Aeschylus
    • Currently reading

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