To Be Read Challenge

I have found a new challenge for 2010. Yay!

Here are the details:

** 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.

** 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!

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!!! [Carrie’s Note: Clearly I have already failed at this rule, but I’m going to to promise not to change my list after the day it is posted.]

* 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

These are my books for the challenge. Some I have in the house, others I will get from the library. They are all my on “To Read” list on Goodreads. (This challenge also had the benefit of getting me to review my Amazon wishlist, which used to hold my “To Read” books before Goodreads came around.) I’m not giving myself any alternates. It’s these 12 or bust – and in deference to my pitiful non-fiction reading last year, half are non-fiction.

1. The Meaning of Wife: A Provocative Look at Women and Marriage in the Twenty-First Century by Anne Kingston
2. Stealing Buddha’s Dinner by Bich Minh Nguyen
3. The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family by Laura Schenone
4. Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt by H.W. Brands
5. When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins
6. The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffeeshops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community by Ray Oldenburg
7. The Wrong Mother by Sophie Hannah
8. The Known World by Edward P. Jones
9. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
10. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
11. Passage by Connie Willis
12. One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson

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To Be Read Challenge

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