Wednesday, December 12, 2012

TBR Pile Challenge 2013

I know it's a bit early, but Roof Beam Reader is hosting the wonderful TBR Pile Challenge again for 2013 - hooray!! I love this challenge, it has really helped me clear some TBR pile books. My pile seems to just grow and grow and grow, so this is great motivation to keep it from getting completely insane. I read all of the books on my list in 2011, and I'm on track to do the same for 2012, so I'll be happy to do this again in 2013.

I have some books in mind but I'll post the official list later this month once I get some breathing room from work insanity.

Without further ado, in no particular order, here are the books I'm going to read for this challenge in 2013:

1. Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson (1994) - read December 2013
2. A Crack in the Edge of the World - Simon Winchester (2005) - read December 2013
3. 1Q84 - Haruki Murakami. (2011) This is a totally embarrassing entry on this list. I got this as a Yuletide gift in 2011 and I didn't immediately start it as I was hoping to use it as a reward for reducing the TBR pile but time got away from me this year and I didn't read as much as I wanted. I need to read this book ASAP as it's been staring at me from the TBR pile for a year now.
4. The History of Danish Dreams - Peter H√łeg (1995/1996) - read December 2013
5. Neanderthal - John Darnton (1996) - read April 2013
6. The Toughest Indian in the World - Sherman Alexie (2000) - read April 2013
7. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1866) - read December 2013
8. Inferno - Dante Alighieri (14th Century) - read December 2013
9. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole (1980) - read December 2013
10. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane - Katherine Howe (2009) - read April 2013
11. Emma - Jane Austen (1815) - read May 2013
12. Exit into History: A Journey Through the New Eastern Europe - Eva Hoffman (1993) - read December 2013

Alternates:
1. My Endless War . . . And My Shattered Dreams - Sonia Kaplan (2004) - read December 2013
2. The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver (2009)

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