The rules, according to MizB's Reading Challenges, are:
** Pick 12 books – one for each month of the year - that you’ve been wanting to read (that have been on your “To Be Read” list) for 6 months or longer, but haven’t gotten around to.I can't decide on 12 books so I'm just combining my original picks and my alternates into one big list. And in my case, these are all books that I already possess. I'll read at least 12 from this list in 2010.
** 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. )
(for more information, please read the challenge FAQs)
By 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
* 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!
- A History of Celibacy, by Elizabeth Abbott
- Mistress of the Vatican, by Eleanor Herman
- A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson
- Ireland: A Novel, by Frank Delany
- The Toss of a Lemon, by Padma Viswanathan
- Vivaldi's Virgins, by Barbara Quick
- The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections, by Tom Brokaw
- The Book Lovers Cookbook, by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger
- Old Man's War, by John Scalzi
- Consumption, by Kevin Patterson
- The Last Gentleman Adventurer: Coming of Age in the Arctic, by Edward Beauclerk Maurice
- Time Bandit, by the Hillstrand Brothers
- Steve & Me, by Terri Irwin
- Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett
- Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival, by Norman Ollestad
- The Last Town on Earth, by Thomas Mullen
- Silver, by Edward Chupak
- The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova
- The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic, by Gay Salisbury & Laney Salisbury
- Dry Storeroom No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum, by Richard Fortey
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
- The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
- Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft, by Thor Heyerdahl
- When We Were Gods: A Novel of Cleopatra, by Colin Falconer
Are you up for this challenge?!