Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 TBR Challenge

I've decided to sign up for a 2nd challenge for 2010. It's the 2010 Original TBR (To Be Read) challenge that is being hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.  Participants cannot change their lists, although they can have an alternate list, after December 31.

Here are the guidelines that she has set for this challenge (pulled from the Challenge website).

  • 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.
  • 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 need to have a list posted somewhere for others to see (even if it's in a comment here)
  • you CANNOT change your list after January 1st, 2010!!! 
  • 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 just to share with others about how you're doing! :)
The books I plan to read:
  1. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes - Completed and reviewed - Jan. 23, 2010
  2. A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat by Zell Miller - currently reading
  3. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs - Completed and reviewed - Feb. 10, 2010
  4. The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James - Completed and reviewed - April 10, 2010
  5. Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley
  6. Treason by Don Brown - currently reading
  7. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Márquez
  8. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  9. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  10. The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
  11. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  12. Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky - Completed and reviewed - Feb. 10, 2010
My alternate list of books to read:
  1. When Character was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan by P. Noonan
  2. Dispatches from the Edge by Anderson Cooper
  3. The Fate of Katherine Carr by Thomas H. Cook
  4. Dark Places by Gilliam Flynn
  5. The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti
  6. The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin
  7. Sashenka by Simon Montefiore
  8. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
  9. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
  10. The Billionaire's Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace
  11. Common Sense by Glenn Beck
  12. Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell
I can't wait to get started on this challenge.

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