Monday, November 14, 2011

2012 TBR Pile Challenge

Adam from Roof Beam Reader is once again hosting his TBR Pile Challenge for 2012. I'm "this" close to finishing my 2011 pile and so I'm gonna jump in for another round. You know me, I can't resist those challenges.

Here's the main point: If you join Adam's challenge, then you will sign up to read 12 books (one for each month) from your TBR list. Each of these books must have been on your TBR list for AT LEAST one year. None of the books can have a publication date of 1/1/11 or later. I'm going to restrict myself even further and only use books that I have actually had on my physical TBR shelf for at least a year. Anything which I bought in 2011 will not be allowed (I'm trying to clear out some of the books I've had hanging around for a loooonnnnggg time.)

For the full run-down of challenge details, hop over to Adam's blog (click on link above), read the rules, and join me in my challenge addiction madness.

Here's my list:

1. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (2/29/12)
2. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare [this edition, pub 1963] (6/30/12)
3. Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen [this edition, pub 2003] (8/13/12)
4. The Future on Ice by Orson Scott Card (ed) [pub 1998] (2/15/12)
O' Artful Death by Sarah Stewart Taylor [pub 2003] (6/20/12)
6. The Case of the Blind Barber by John Dickson Carr [pub 1934] (9/22/12)
7. Nothing Can Rescue Me by Elizabeth Daly [pub 1943] (read 2/18/12)
8. The Four Million & Other Stories by O. Henry [pub 1963] (read 7/21/12)
9. My Name is Legion by Roger Zelazny [pub 1976] (read 1/4/12)
10. Prayers to Broken Stones by Dan Simmons [pub 1990] (read 1/14/12)
11. Crime on Her Mind: 15 Stories of Female Sleuths from the Victorian Era to the Forties by Michelle B. Slung, ed. [pub 1975] (8/18/12)
12. The Edgar Winners: 33rd Annual Anthology of the Mystery Writers of America by Bill Pronzini, ed. [pub 1980] (9/5/12)


 Murder at the Library of Congress by Margaret Truman [pub 1999] (9/24/12)
 The Jesus Incident by Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom [pub. 1979] (read 2/29/12)


Roof Beam Reader said...

You've got a great list, too! I'm really excited about the lists I'm seeing so far... very ambitious stuff.

Glad you're back!

Kate Maxwell said...

No. 11 sounds quite interesting! Good luck!

Book Dragon said...

It is an addiction isn't it? I've got a huge list again for 2012, even after telling myself I wouldn't.

Pick 12 and read them? I tried this once and drastically failed