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Challenge TBR 2010: Complete!

Posted by Caitie F on September 15, 2010

I was looking through my pages and it turns out I finished a challenge! The goal of this challenge was …

“** Pick 12 books – one for each month of the year – that you’ve been wanting to read (that have been on your “ToBRead” list) for 6 months or longer, but haven’t gotten around to.

* 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
* OPTIONAL: you can join the Yahoo! Group created for participants of the TBR Challenge, if you want to have a place to keep your list, or just to share with others about how you’re doing!

** 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. )”

And I already did it! Originally I wanted to review all the books I read for it, but it has been a couple months for some of them, so that isn’t going to happen! Here is my list of twelve (with link to reviews if I did them.

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee
3. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
4. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
5. The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory
6. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
7. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
8. Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot
9. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
10. Boot Camp by Todd Strasser
11. Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
12. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

And I read some of the books from my alternate list too just for fun, so here are those too!

1. Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz
2. No Way To Treat a First Lady by Christopher Buckley
3. Firmin by Sam Savage
4. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
5. Naked by David Sedaris
6. Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

I never got to

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
Honeymoon With My Brother by Franz Wisner
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
1776 by David McCullough
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
My Losing Season by Pat Conroy

But that is okay because I would love to do the 2011 version of this challenge if there is one and these books will be at the top of my list!

Thank you MizB for a great challenge!


One Response to “Challenge TBR 2010: Complete!”

  1. Way to go!!

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