Monday, January 5, 2009

The 2009 TBR Challenge

And now for the challenge that started it all (this blogging business that is): The TBR Challenge! For the third year in a row I'm joining this challenge and I will try to read these 12 books that have been on my TBR shelf for more than six months. Included is also a small alternate list... you know.... just in case. For more info and to sign up for this challenge, click HERE.

1. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

2. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

3. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

4. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

5. The Namesake by Jhupa Lahiri

6. The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif

7. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

8. The Absolutely True Diaryof a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

9. The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

10. Oil by Upton Sinclair

11. The House of the Spirts by Isabel Allende

12. The Traveler John Twelve Hawks


1. The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley

2. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

3. Bleak House by Charles Dickens

4. The House on the Strand by Daphne DuMaurier

5. The March E.L. Doctorow

I LOVE making this list. I can't wait to get to them all!


  1. Okay, m'dear: I know you are well and capable of completing these challenges...but you're making some of us more casual readers look like dopes. :)

  2. Hey, nothing is stopping you from joining a challenge! Come on, pick a challenge, any challenge! Here's the blog that keeps track of them all:

    (You have noticed that many of my challenge books overlap, right? Tricky, I know.)

  3. I love making lists, too. It is following the lists that I make that is my problem!

  4. This was my favorite challenge last year. I'm thrilled to be doing it again.



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