Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2010 TBR Challenge

The Challenge: To read 12 books this year from the pile of books I have (for six months at least) waiting their turn. (Books can overlap with other challenges.)

My List:

1. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

2. The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti

3. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

4. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

5. Bleak House by Charles Dickens

6. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

7. Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass

8. When My Name was Keiko by Linda Sue Park

9. The Naming by Alison Croggon

10. The March by E.L. Doctorow

11. The Secret History by Donna Tartt

12. I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter


1. Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

2. Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

3. The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer

4. Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier

5. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

6. Oil by Upton Sinclair

Okay, so it appears I'm carrying much of my last years list on over! See, I really do want to read them, I just get.... distracted.

So... what should I read first?

To learn more about the TBR challenge, and to sign up, click here.


  1. OOH! Please read Eye of the World asap so you can be part of my That's How I Blog show on 2/9!!!

    As for other thoughts ... Bleak House is one of my favorite Dickens, and Curious Incident is a quick and unique read. I haven't read any others on your list, so no more opinions there.

    Did you know that the movie There Will Be Blood was based on Sinclair's book Oil? I hated that movie, but from what I can tell, the book is REALLY different; I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!

  2. I really liked I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You, so I would have to say, start with that.

  3. A lot of books I've enjoyed here. If you're looking for something hard to put down, start with THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS or THE SECRET HISTORY.

    Merry Christmas!

  4. I completely agree with Heather about The Curious Incident. It's a great, quick read, so start with that one. Bleak House is also a great read, but not so quick. . . I also enjoyed When My Name was Keiko (also quick, since it's YA) and The Namesake.



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