2010 To Be Read Pile Challenge!

7 posts / 0 new
Last post
Finzmom4's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 years 4 months ago
Joined: 04/28/02
Posts: 1130
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.com/original-tbr-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!

Finzmom4's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 years 4 months ago
Joined: 04/28/02
Posts: 1130

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!

LauraT's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 years 3 months ago
Joined: 03/07/02
Posts: 272

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

Offline
Last seen: 1 year 4 months ago
Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Well, I'm new so I hope you guys don't mind me jumping in. Smile 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

Offline
Last seen: 1 year 4 months ago
Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

My space....working on my list.

Offline
Last seen: 3 years 4 months ago
Joined: 07/11/06
Posts: 253

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 Bolaño
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

PianomanTran02's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
Joined: 08/16/08
Posts: 401

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 #18) - 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