When I’m not complaining about how many books I haven’t read this year, I lament the fact that there are still so many books on my TBR list.
So while I don’t normally participate in blogger challenges, maybe it’s time that I do to try and clear some of the TBR backlog – you know, those books that have been on the list or the shelves for YEARS.
Oh you don’t have this problem? You sir/madam, are a liar.
Amanda and Holly at Gun in Act One inspired me to participate in the 2015 TBR Pile Challenge as hosted by Roof Beam Reader:
In a nutshell, I’m going to put together this list of 12 books I’ve been meaning to read for at least a year (with two alternates if I so choose) and then I’m going to do my best to actually read (and review) them in 2015.
Apparently just setting a reading goal wasn’t enough to make me nuts. Although instead of just competing with myself, I’m competing with other book nerds (and I say nerds with love) for a $50 gift card to Amazon.com or The Book Depository.
Night Film by Marisha Pessl (2013) The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (2000) A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead (2011) White Teeth by Zadie Smith (2000) And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (2013) East of Eden by John Steinbeck (1952) The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison (2013) Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin (2011) Happier At Home by Gretchen Rubin (2012) Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter: Growing up With a Gay Dad by Alison Wearing (2013)
- The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman (2012)
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (1859)
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (2013)
- The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1922)
Well there we have it. A sense of calm has come over me. This seems doable AND will go a ways to clearing some of the bookish backlog that currently clogs my head. I have ready access to at least 6 of those. And I have no issue bringing 6 more books home.
I’m looking forward to 2015 already!