MizB of Should Be Reading is hosting the 2010 TBR Reading Challenge.
** 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
My prospective list for 2010:
Waverly by Sir Walter Scott
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Riddle of the Traveling Skull by Harry Stephen Keeler
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
The Red & the Black by Stendahl
Little Children by Tom Perrotta
Therese Racquin by Emile Zola
A Tangled Web by L.M. Montgomery
Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
Greensleeves by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
The Lady’s Not for Burning by Christopher Fry
Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser
Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, John Higgins
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
A Ring of Endless Light by Madeline L’Engle
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Misfortune by Wesley Stace
Little, Big by John Crowley
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
Lady Susan by Jane Austen
Villette by Charlotte Brontë
I look forward to finishing at least a dozen of these!