2012 TBR (To Be Read) Pile Reading Challenge
It won’t comes as news to regular readers that I am a bit obsessed by books, and as such I have a lot of books that seem to have been waiting to be read for longer than I care to remember.
So when I came across this challenge for 2012 over at Roof Beam Reader, I thought it would be great to join in and try and get through some of those books that have been hanging around for rather longer than they should have done!
The idea is that you pick 12 books (and 2 alternates, in case you can’t get through any of the dozen you pick), that have been sitting on your shelves unread for over a year, and read them all during the course of 2012.
So, here is my list, and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into them, come January, and making a hole in my bookcase for more new books!
A Special Relationship – Douglas Kennedy(completed March 7.5/10) Remarkable Creatures – Tracy Chevalier(read April, 2/10, didn’t finish). Notes From An Exhibition – Patrick Gale(read Sept, 5/10)
- Spilling The Beans – Clarissa Dickson Wright
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox – Maggie O’Farrell(completed January 5/10)
- We Are Now Beginning Our Descent – James Meek
- Brick Lane – Monica Ali
- The Suspicions of Mr Whicher – Kate Summerscale
The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory(completed July 6.5/10) The Rose of Sebastopol – Katherine McMahon(completed Apr 9/10) The Mitford Girls – Mary S Lovell(completed Sept 8/10) Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen(read June, didn’t finish 3/10)
- Small Island – Andrea Levy
A Tale of Two Sisters – Anna Maxted(completed April 6/10)