Erm..another reading challenge…

Right that’s it…no more..this could get addictive!   As well as the 100 Books in One Year, I have decided to participate in the TBR challenge which basically involves my reading at least 12 books which have languished on my TBR for at least 6 months or more – plenty to choose from!

So here is my A List (list B to follow…)

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle ~ David Wroblewski

the post-birthday world ~ Lionel Shriver

Kafka on the Shore ~ Haruki Murakami

Daughter of Fortune ~ Isabel Allende

Anansi Boys ~ Neil Gaiman

Crippen ~ John Boyne

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County ~ Tiffany Baker

Wise Children ~ Angela Carter

Still Here ~ Linda Grant

The Faces of Angels ~ Lucretia Grindle

The Knife of Never Letting Go ~ Patrick Ness

The Last Witchfinder ~ James Morrow

Ahhh, I feel a strange sense of satisfaction that I’ll actually be tackling the “core” of my TBR and giving much needed attention to those poor wallflowers in the Ballroom of Books – let’s hope I don’t stumble during the dance… ;-)

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  1. Annabel says:

    Some good books in your A list. I’ve read two of that lot – the Patrick Ness (5/5) and the Allende which was good but not brilliant for me. I’ve been meaning to read the Murakami for ages, and am attracted to the Last Witchfinder which is in my TBR too. Good luck with your challenges in 2011!

  2. L Clare says:

    That’s a great idea for a challenge. I hope you enjoy it.

  3. Sazzy says:

    Where is this challenge being hosted Treez?

  4. lovelytreez says:

    Sarah, it’s here but I’m hopeless at all that hyper text doo dah stuff http://readerchallenges.wordpress.com/2011-original-tbr-to-be-read/ Are you interested?

  5. lovelytreez says:

    Annabel, I’ve had that Allende for so long, possibly 5 years now so it really deserves a shot. I still have to draw up a list of subs just in case any of the others fall through so I must think about that too!

  6. lovelytreez says:

    Hi LC, almost called you eclair there by mistake, cakes are on my mind at the moment! I’m new to all these challenges and still not very sure as to what the protocol is but this one is hosted here http://readerchallenges.wordpress.com/2011-original-tbr-to-be-read/. Anything which makes me focus on my older books is a bonus. :-)

  7. Victoria says:

    Don’t start the Lucretia Grindle if you need an early night! On the other hand I found the Gaiman very soporific!

  8. admin says:

    Thanks Victoria, I’ll bear that in mind! Have you enjoyed any of Gaiman’s other novels?

  9. Elaine Dingsdale says:

    “The Little GIant” is a marvellous, very readable book-hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  10. admin says:

    Thanks, Elaine. As the end of January draws ever near, I still need to choose one of these to read and it’s a toss up between Wise Children and The Little Giant at the moment…

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