Sunday, December 12, 2010

Julie's 2011 To Be Read (TBR) Challenge

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.

The details:
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*) :

  1. The Gate House by Nelson Demille Reviewed on 10/24/2011
  2. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier Reviewed on 9/6/2011
  3. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb Reviewed on 4/4/2011
  4. The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly Reviewed on 9/2/2011
  5. The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale Reviewed on 6/16/2011
  6. Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner  Reviewed on 11/11/2011
  7. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks - Reviewed on 1/6/2011
  8. Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch Reviewed on 4/7/2011
  9. The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory Reviewed on 11/19/2011
  10. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee Reviewed on 11/7/2011
  11. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfield - Reviewed  2/16/2011
  12. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson - Reviewed 11/25/2011

Two Alternate Reads:

  1. The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory
  2. The Chocolate Lovers' Club by Carole Matthews

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



Roof Beam Reader said...

I don't know most of the books on your list - but I definitely have to read Rebecca (I bought it just a couple of months ago, so I can't sneak it into this challenge). I also need to get my hands on the Stieg Larsson trilogy. The hardcover set is on sale @ but I have forbidden myself from doing any personal shopping until after Christmas! We'll see.. haha Thanks for taking the challenge with me!

Julie said...

I have the paperback of the first two in the Millenium trilogy. Refuse to by the 3rd in hardcover. :)

I'm excited! Thanks for hosting!

Jenn said...

I'm glad you're doing this with me, Jules! It's the perfect challenge!

Adam @ Roof Beam Reader said...

4 out of 12? Not bad! I'm only at 5 out of 12 so far.. hope to catch up soon (since we should technically be at the half-way mark) but I'm worried.. some of my remaining books are pretty long. Lol

Also... as you probably know... BIG Giveaways are happening next week, and TBR Pile Challenge participants earn extra entries for linking to their lists, so be sure to visit my Giveaways section soon! ;)