Thursday, December 31

TBR Challenge

In the spirit of my resolution to read more this year, I will be taking part in the TBR challenge.

Here's how it works:

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. )

1. The ENTIRE Bible (specifically the New International Version)
2. Bride Island by Alexandra Enders
3. A Version of the Truth by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack
4. The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle
5. Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs
6. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
7. Jane Austen: Her Life and Letters by William Austen-Leight and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
8. Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
9. Water by Bapsi Sidhwa
10. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
11. Three Junes by Julia Glass
12. Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald

And my alternatives are:

1. The Preservationist by David Maine
2. Pieces of my Sister's Life by Elizabeth Joy Arnold
3. Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
4. Little House on Rocky Ridge by Roger Lea MacBride
5. Little Farn in the Ozarks by Roger Lea MacBride
6. At Weddings and Wakes by Alice McDermott
7. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
8. Man Walks Into a Room by Nicole Krauss
9. Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
10. The Lost Stories of Louisa May Alcott
11. Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker
12. In Search of our Mothers' Gardens by Alice Walker

1 comment:

kylie grethen said...

ooh i love this idea! i love to read and have (too) many books stacked on my bedroom floor waiting to be read. this is indulgent and delicious! thanks so much for sharing this. love the books that are on your list too, i intend to check some of them out!