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Challenge Sign-Up: 2011 Original TBR

Posted by Caitie F on December 29, 2010

I know, I am doing TWO TBR challenges this year, but I really want to knock books off of my list! I did this one last year and loved it, so here I go again. For this one, I am only picking books that are ON my physical shelf and have been for over a year.

For this challenge you should…

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

** 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, endingDecember 31. )

y the end of the year you should’ve knocked 12 books off of your TBR list! (of course, if you’re anything like me, you’ll have added *at LEAST* 12 more to the ever-growing pile by then! LOL).

The good news is, though, that you’ll be making some progress! ;o)

Additional rules/guidelines for this challenge:

* 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

Main List

1. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
2. Youth in Revolt by C. D. Payne
3. Song of Susannah by Stephen King (read and reviewed)
4. 1776 by David McCullough
5. The Alienist by Caleb Carr
6. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
7. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
8. Rant by Chuck Palahniuk
9. Little Green Men by Christopher Buckley
10. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
11. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
12. Pendragon The Merchant of Death by D. J. MacHale

Alternate List

1. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
2. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
3. True Story by Bill Maher
4. Fluke by Christopher Moore
5. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
6. Two for the Road by Jane and Michael Stern
7. In Their Own Words Contemporary American Playwrights Edited by David Savran
8. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
9. The Real Animal House by Chris Miller
10. JOB: A Comedy of Justice by Robert Heinlein
11. Jester by James Patterson
12.  Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

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5 Responses to “Challenge Sign-Up: 2011 Original TBR”

  1. Linda said

    I’m doing this challenge too. I’ll be posting my list tomorrow.

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