Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I'm Joining My First Cyber-Challenge: The 2012 To Be Read (TBR) Pile Challenge

Have you checked out my "to be read" pile yet?  I invite you to do so if you aren't susceptible to feeling overwhelmed by osmosis.  I am so relieved to have come across this challenge on an awesome review blog by Tia Bach, Mom in Love with Fiction.  Basically, the point of this challenge is to knock 12 books off your list that you have been meaning to read for at least a year.  Check out the rules and my list below.  My list can also be found on my page 2012 TBR Pile Challenge. 

Here are the rules:

1. Each of these 12 books must have been on your bookshelf or “To Be Read” list for AT LEAST one full year. This means the book cannot have a publication date of 1/1/2011 or later (any book published in the year 2010 or earlier qualifies, as long as it has been on your TBR pile – I WILL be checking publication dates). Caveat: Two (2) alternates are allowed, just in case one or two of the books end up in the “can’t get through” pile.

2. You must write an original review/response (it doesn’t have to be anything fancy) for each book, to help us ensure you are actually completing the books you say you are.

3. The link you post in the Mr. Linky AT ADAM’S SIGN-UP POST must be to your “master list.” This is where you will keep track of your books completed, crossing them out and/or dating them as you go along, and updating the list with the links to each review (so there’s one easy, convenient way to find your list and all your reviews for the challenge).


And here's my list!

  1. The In-Between World of Vikram Lal by M.G. Vassanji
  2. Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens
  3. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  4. Before I Die by Jenny Downham
  5. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  6. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  7. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  8. The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
  9. The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
  10. The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews
  11. 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  12. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The 2 alternative books I have chosen lest I am unable to get through 1 or 2 of the above:
  1. Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy
  2. White Oleander by Janet Fitch


  1. Great list. Several almost made mine and your #6 is my alternate. The Bluest Eye is wonderful, but so incredibly sad. Can't wait to read your reviews and follow your progress. Glad you found out about it through me. We have similar tastes... I use the same background, actually 2 versions of this brand.

    Happy reading!

  2. Thanks Tia! I'm pretty darned excited about my list! I love both your blogs and look forward to more exchanges in the future! Hope you found some time to read this weekend!