Saturday, November 28, 2009

TBR (To Be Read) Challenge


Here's a challenge that is right up my alley! My TBR just gets bigger and bigger (there ought to be a BA: Book Anonymous). Here's the scoop on the challenge:

** Pick 12 books – one for each month of the year - that you’ve been wanting to read (that have been on your “TBRead” 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. )
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

Here's my books that I plan on reading for this challenge (yes, they are overlapping with other challenges; it's my only hope):
  1. Invisible Lives (Banerjee)--South Asian Author Challenge
  2. Shine, Coconut Moon (Meminger)--South Asian Author Challenge
  3. Keeping Corner (Sheth)--South Asian Author Challenge
  4. Hate List (Brown)--YA Challenge
  5. Catching Fire (Collins)--YA Challenge
  6. Dairy Queen (Murdock)--YA Challenge
  7. Gym Candy (Deuker)--YA Challenge
  8. Body Drama--Women Unbound Challenge
  9. Let Me Play: the story of Title IX--Women Unbound Challenge
  10. A Thousand Splendid Suns (Husseini)--Women Unbound Challenge
  11. Gringolandia (Miller-Lachman)
  12. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Larsson)
Here's some alternative books (just in case):
  1. Born to Run (McDougall)
  2. Look Me in the Eye (Robinson)
  3. Beautiful Game: 16 girls and the soccer season that changed everything
  4. The Women that Wrote the War
  5. Dramarama (Lockhart)
  6. Generation Dead (Waters)
  7. Response (Volponi)
  8. Sophomore Switch (McDonald)
  9. Bitter Sweets (Farooki)
  10. Householder (Jhabvala)

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