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    Default 2010 To Be Read Pile Challenge!

    Please no Comments about others TBR lists on this thread. Please make a new thread for your comments!


    Got this idea from a wonderful blog called Books Love Me
    http://booksloveme.blogspot.com/

    Anyway here is a link to the challenge, and challenge guidelines!

    http://readerchallenges.wordpress.co...br-to-be-read/

    I didn't add this until Jan. 1st, so no biggie about adding your list after that date. Once you've added your list though, it shouldn't be changed.

    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. )
    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

    Claim your space here to share your picks and keep up with your progress!
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    Kelly's 2010 TBR List


    No particular order --

    1. Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
    2. Skeletons at the Feast - Chris Bohjalian
    3. Outlander -Diana Gabaldon
    4. Ahab's Wife - Sena Jeter Naslund
    5. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
    6. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
    7. The Davinci Code - Dan Brown
    8. Plainsong - Kent Haruf
    9. The Probable Future - Alice Hoffman
    10. Wideacre - Phillipa Gregory

    Alternates

    Lightning Thief series (2-5)
    Sookie Stackhouse books (4 through the last)
    Water for Elephants
    City of Bones (series)
    The Help
    Best Friends Forever
    Innocent Traitor
    The Hunger Games
    Spirit Bound (VA #5)

    Will have to finish adding to alternates later.

    Books Read (List & Non-List)

    Best Friends Forever (Alt list)
    The Help (Alt List) 3/2/10 finished (used 09 author challenge)
    Star Girl - Jerry Spinelli (non-list) (used 09 author challenge)
    The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (non-list)
    Innocent Traitor (alt list)
    The Hunger Games (alt list)
    (used 09 author challenge)
    Catching Fire (The Hunger Games Trilogy #2) (used 09 author challenge)
    The Shop on Blossom Street - Debbie Macomber (non-list) (used 09 author challenge)
    Spirit Bound (alt list)
    Cage of Stars -Jacquelyn Mitchard (non-list)
    Water For Elephants (alt list)
    House Rules - Jodi Picoult (non-list)
    Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games #3)
    (used 09 author challenge)
    The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom (non-list) (also used on ABC of Titles challenge)
    Soulless - Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate #1) (non-list)
    (used 09 author challenge)
    Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz (non-list) (used 09 author challenge)
    Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card (non-list) (used 09 author challenge)
    Last Sacrifice (VA #6) - Richelle Mead (non-list) (also used on ABC of Titles challenge)
    The Summoning (Darkest Powers #1) Kelley Armstrong (non-list) *finished 12/31 at 10:30 pm lol*


    Used multiple titles in a reading challenge to complete previous challenges. While I still didn't complete them, I did knock a few more letters off each challenge!

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    Laura's 2010 TBR List Challenge

    Books Read
    Relocating Mia by Rebecca Lerwill
    The River by Maria Rachel Hooley
    Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur
    Talisman of Song by Maria Rachel Hooley
    As Simple As That by K.A. Thompson (Charybdis series book 2)
    Finding Father Rabbit by K.A. Thompson (Charybdis series book 3)
    The King and Queen of Perfect Normal by K.A. Thompson (Charybdis series book 4)
    Love in the Time of Zombies by Paul Gude
    Easily Amused by Karen McQuestion
    Dead(ish) by Naomi Kramer
    Raising Jake by Charlie Carillo
    New Life Incorporated by Maria Rachel Hooley


    TBR List
    Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen
    Flying Changes by Sara Gruen
    Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur
    The Sari Shop Widow by Shobhan Bantwal
    Little Rituals by Denise Weeks
    Sookie Stackhouse (books 1-8 ) by Charlaine Harris
    As Simple As That by K.A. Thompson (Charybdis series book 2)
    Finding Father Rabbit by K.A. Thompson (Charybdis series book 3)
    The King and Queen of Perfect Normal by K.A. Thompson (Charybdis series book 4)

    New Life Incorporated by Maria Rachel Hooley
    Talisman of Song by Maria Rachel Hooley
    The River by Maria Rachel Hooley

    Alternates
    Relocating Mia by Rebecca Lerwill
    Raising Jake by Charlie Carillo
    Spinning Forward by Terri Dulong
    Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
    Love in the Time of Zombies by Paul Gude
    A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton
    Dead(ish) by Naomi Kramer
    Easily Amused by Karen McQuestion
    The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
    The Widow by Carla Neggers
    No Irish Need Apply by Edward C. Patterson
    Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
    Last edited by LauraT; 04-23-2010 at 10:57 AM.

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    Well, I'm new so I hope you guys don't mind me jumping in. My list isn't too old as I've only found the time again to start reading for enjoyment pretty recently and it was my New Year resolution to start making more time for this. Most of these are books I already have and have been sitting waiting to read, or have easy access to borrow since they were friend referrals so that's how I came up with my list. Most of it is pretty light, but that should ease me into my first challenge.

    The Diplomat's Wife Pam Jenoff
    Second Glance Jodi Picoult
    The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
    The Last Song Nicholas Sparks
    A Walk To Remember Nicholas Sparks
    The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger
    Murder Takes The Cake Gayle Trent
    The Quicke James Patterson
    The DaVinci Code Dan Brown
    The Lost Symbol Dan Brown
    Shopaholic Takes Manhatten Sophie Kinsella
    Can You Keep A Secret Sophie Kinsella
    The Help Kathyrn Stockett

    Alternate List: (added 3/24/10)
    Water for Elephants: A Novel
    A Thousand Splendid Suns
    Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time
    Eat, Love, Pray
    The Sandbox
    Sookie Stackhouse (series)
    The Lovely Bones
    The Pact

    Books Read (List and non-list)
    The Quickie - James Patterson
    Crossroads Cafe - Deborah Smith
    Dear John - Nicholas Sparks
    By The Time You Read This - Lola Jaye
    The Choice - Nicholas Sparks
    The Help - Kathryn Stockett
    The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
    The Last Song - Nicholas Sparks
    The Wedding - Nicholas Sparks
    The Pact - Jodi Picoult
    The Dark Tide - Andrew Gross
    Can You Keep A Secret - Sophie Kinsella
    The Luxe - Anna Godberson
    Rumors: A Luxe Novel - Anna Godberson
    Envy: A Luxe Novel - Anna Godberson
    Splendor: A Luxe Novel - Anna Godberson
    Rooms - James Rubart
    Shopoholic Takes Manhattan - Sophie Kinsella
    Shopoholic Ties the Knot - Sophie Kinsella
    Sookie Stackhouse (series books 1-10)
    Water For Elephants - Sara Gruen
    Strings Attached - Nick Nolan
    Murder Takes the Cake - Gayle Trent

    Currently reading:
    Rules of Deception - Christopher Reich

    Last edited by CarrieJo78; 07-12-2010 at 08:41 PM.

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    My space....working on my list.

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    I'd like to try this (just read about it now) but hopefully it's ok that I'll be making my list now, after Jan 1st? I promise not to change it once it's set! I'm saving this space, will come back to it once I have my list.

    Okay, I have not yet completed the list but here are the ones I know off the top of my head. Will add the rest shortly.

    TBR List for 2010 (no particular order):

    *Not Wanted on the Voyage
    *The Book of Negroes
    *The Da Vinci Code
    *The Life of Pi
    *Eat Pray Love
    *Water for Elephants
    *A Scientific Romance
    *A Breath of Snow and Ashes
    *Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures
    *Ender’s Game
    *1984
    *The Kite Runner

    Alternates:

    *The Time Traveler’s Wife
    Pilgrim
    *Egg on Mao
    The World According to Garp
    The Island of Dr. Moreau
    Pillars of the Earth

    Books Read - List (L) and non-List:
    City of Bones
    City of Ashes
    City of Glass
    Not Wanted on the Voyage (L)
    A Scientific Romance (L)
    Egg on Mao (L-a)
    A Breath of Snow and Ashes (L)
    Life of Pi (L)
    Water for Elephants (L)
    The Kite Runner (L)
    Best Friends Forever
    Sworn to Silence
    1984 (L)
    Ender's Game (L)
    The Book of Negroes (L)
    Eat Pray Love (L)
    Julia's Chocolates by Cathy Lamb
    Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
    2666 by Roberto BolaƱo
    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
    South of Broad by Pat Conroy
    Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Quicksand: The Mysterious Disappearance of Dakotaroo by Krista Michelle Breen
    In Jupiter's Shadow by Gregory Gerard
    Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon
    The Help by Kathryn Stockett
    The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
    Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead by Saralee Rosenberg
    Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
    A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
    Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian
    20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
    The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
    PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives by Frank Warren
    The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book by Frank Warren
    Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
    The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer
    The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
    The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mithcell
    Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
    Marked by P. C Cast and Kristin Cast
    Betrayed by P. C Cast and Kristin Cast
    Chosen by P. C Cast and Kristin Cast
    Circle of Five by Delores Stewart Riccio
    Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory by Peter Hessler
    Untamed by P. C Cast and Kristin Cast
    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo
    Hunted by P. C Cast and Kristin Cast
    Tempted by P. C Cast and Kristin Cast
    Return to Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux
    Burned by P. C Cast and Kristin Cast
    The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (L-a)
    American Wife by Curtis Sittenfield
    The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (L)
    The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
    Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
    The Late Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow
    Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam (L --the last one on my main list!!)
    Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
    Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
    Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
    Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
    Hidden Wives by Claire Avery
    Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
    Frostbite by Richelle Mead
    The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons
    Shadown Kiss by Richelle Mead
    Watchmen by Alan Moore
    Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
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    Wow, was this a hard choice...decided that books that aren't out yet (I read a lot of series) will be alternates.

    To Read Book List
    1. Kitty's House of Horrors (Kitty Norville Series #7) - Carrie Vaughn
    2. Taste of Night (Zodiac Series #2) - Vicki Pettersson
    3. Touch of Twilight (Zodiac Series #3) - Vicki Pettersson
    4. City of Souls (Zodiac Series #4) - Vicki Pettersson
    5. Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed Series #6 - Lara Adrian
    6. Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed Series #7) - Lara Adrian
    7. Witch Fire (Elemental Witches Series #1) - Anya Bast
    8. Witch Blood (Elemental Witches Series #2) - Anya Bast

    9. Witch Heart (Elemental Witches Series #3) - Anya Bast
    10. Witch Fury (Elemental Witches Series #4) - Anya Bast
    11. Dawnbreaker (Dark Days Series #3) - Jocelynn Drake
    12. Hallowed Circle (Wolfsbane and Absinthe Sereis #2) - Linda Robertson

    Alternates
    1. Moon Sworn (Riley Jenson, Guardian Series #9) - Keri Arthur 5/25/10
    2. Flirt (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series #1 - Laurell K. Hamilton 2/2/10
    3. Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson Series #5) - Patricia Briggs 3/30/10
    4. Shift (Shifters Series #5) - Rachel Vincent 3/1/10
    5. Cheat the Grave (Zodiac Series #5) - Vicki Pettersson 6/8/10
    6. Alpha (Shifters Series #6) - Rachel Vincent Fall 2010
    7. Tempted (House of Night) - PC and Kristin Cast 2/6/10 319pgs
    8. First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World #1) - Jeaniene Frost 2/9/10
    9. Brimestone Kiss (Delilah Street Paranormal Investigator #2) - Carole Nelson Douglas
    10. Vampire Sunrise (Delilah Street Paranormal Investigator #3) - Carole Nelson Douglas
    11. Mark of the Demon - Diana Rowland
    12. Blood of the Demon - Diana Rowland 2/23/10

    Other Books Read
    1. The Scent of Shadows (Zodiac Series #1) - Vicki Pettersson 1/16/10 455pgs
    2. Lord of Misrule (Morganville Vampires #5) - Rachel Caine 1/22/10 231pgs
    3. Carpe Corpus (Morganville Vampires #6) - Rachel Caine 1/24/10 241pgs
    4. Fade Out (Morganville Vampires #7) - Rachel Caine 2/1/10 237pgs
    5. The Lightening Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) - Rick Riordan 2/8/10 375pgs
    6. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) - Rick Riordan 2/9/10 279pgs
    7. Blue Moon (The Immortals Series) - Alyson Noel 2/12/10 284pgs
    8. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olypians) - Rick Riordan 2/15/10 312pgs
    9. Midnight's Daughter - Karen Chance 3/10/10 373pgs
    10. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) - Rick Riordan 3/11/10 361pgs
    11. Night Life (Nocturne City Series) - Caitlin Kittredge 3/16/10 329pgs
    12. Death's Mistress - Karen Chance 3/24/10 422
    13. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) - Rick Riordan 3/30/10
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