Monday, November 9, 2009

Original TBR (To Be Read) Challenge

For this challenge you should…

** Pick 12 books – one for each month of the year - that you’ve been wanting to read (that have been on your “To Be Read” list) for 6 months or longer, but haven’t gotten around to.

** OPTIONAL: Create a list of 12 “Alternates” (books you could substitute for your challenge books, given that a particular one doesn’t grab you at the time)

** Then, starting January 1, read one of these books from your list each month, ending December 31. )

(for more information, please read the challenge FAQs)

By the end of the year you should’ve knocked 12 books off of your TBR list! (of course, if you’re anything like me, you’ll have added *at LEAST* 12 more to the ever-growing pile by then! LOL).

The good news is, though, that you’ll be making some progress! ;o)

Additional rules/guidelines for this challenge:

* the challenge is to read 12 TBR books in 12 months — you can read those all in one month if you want, or one a month, or however you wanna do it.
* you should have a list posted somewhere for others to see
* you CANNOT change your list after January 1st, of the current year!!!
* you can create an Alternates list of MAXIMUM 12 books, if you want, in order to have options to choose from (you can read these in place of books on your original list).
* audiobooks and e-books ARE allowed
* re-reads are NOT allowed, as they aren’t TRUE “TBRs”
* you CAN overlap with other challenges
* OPTIONAL: you can join the Yahoo! Group created for participants of the TBR Challenge, if you want to have a place to keep your list, or ju
st to share with others about how you’re doing!

Here is my list of 12 books:

1. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
2. Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
3. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
4. Anger by Thich Nhat Hanh
5. Sugar by Bernice McFadden
6. World Without End by Ken Follett
6. Adam by Ted Dekker
7. The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen
8. The Power of Less by Leo Babauta
9. Who Killed King Tut by Patterson
9. American Eve, Evelyn Nesbit by Paula Uruburu
10. Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
11. Sepulchre by Kate Mosse
12. The Different Drum by M. Scott Peck

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