This will be my 3rd reading challenge for the new year and is perfect for me to make a serious dent in my pile! I have to thank Adam at Roof Beam Reader for dreaming up this challenge that makes me finally read 12 books from your "to be read" pile, within 12 months: The 2011 To Be Read (TBR) Challenge.
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 1/1/2010 or later (any book published in the year 2009 or earlier qualifies, as long as it has been on your TBR pile). Caveat: Two (2) alternates are allowed, just in case one or two of the books end up in the "can't get through" pile.
Julie's Twelve Selected Reads (in Random Order*) :
The Gate House by Nelson DemilleReviewed on 10/24/2011 Rebecca by Daphne Du MaurierReviewed on 9/6/2011 The Hour I First Believed by Wally LambReviewed on 4/4/2011 The Brass Verdict by Michael ConnellyReviewed on 9/2/2011 The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon HaleReviewed on 6/16/2011 Dirty Secrets Club by Meg GardinerReviewed on 11/11/2011 The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks- Reviewed on 1/6/2011 Time of My Life by Allison Winn ScotchReviewed on 4/7/2011 The Other Queen by Philippa GregoryReviewed on 11/19/2011 The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. LeeReviewed on 11/7/2011 American Wife by Curtis Sittenfield- Reviewed 2/16/2011 The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson- Reviewed 11/25/2011
Two Alternate Reads:
I'm excited because a lot of these books have been sitting around for a year or longer, not for lack of wanting to read them but lack of time!
I'll be updating this post with my reviews and also labeling any reviews that are related to this challenge as such.
Care to join me on the quest? Here's the link to sign up:
2011 To Be Read (TBR) Challenge. But HURRY! You need to have your list posted be 12/31, so start compiling...
P.S. Jenn's doing it to. Here's her list in case you missed it.
Jenn's 2011 TBR Challenge List