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2012 TBR Pile Challenge

Adam at Roofbeam Reader is hosting the TBR Pile Challenge.

The Goal
To read 12 books from your “to be read” pile in 12 months.

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 1/1/2011 or later (any book published in the year 2010 or earlier qualifies, as long as it has been on your TBR pile. Two (2) alternates are allowed, just in case one or two of the books end up in the “can’t get through” pile.

My 2012 TBR Challenge List:

  1. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  2. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
  3. Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
  4. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
  5. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  6. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  7. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  8. ‘A’ is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
  9. The Summer House by Jude Deveraux
  10. Blind Man’s Alley by Justin Peacock
  11. The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
  12. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson


  1. Under The Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
  2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Peel Society by Mary Ann Schaffer


Leave a Comment
  1. Roof Beam Reader / Nov 22 2011 10:28 am

    The Things They Carried is a GREAT book and The Road is one of my all-time favorites – good choices, there!!

    I’ve owned Under the Tuscan Sun and The Blind Assassin for a while too, but haven’t read them yet. Maybe I’ll try to get to them next year.. Devil in the White City is one that’s been on my wish list for years.

    Glad you’re joining us – nice list & good luck!


  2. Nulaanne / Nov 24 2011 9:14 am

    I LOVED LOVED Devil in the White City.



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