Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Official 2014 TBR Pile Challenge Sign Up

This is one of two TBR challenges I plan on participating in.  The catch for this one is that I have to commit to 12 books ahead of time with 2 alternates.  I have until 15 January to finalize this list, but I might use this one to really commit to certain books that I would otherwise add to the pile but still avoid.  Well, at least for part of them - I may still give myself an easy one or two that I know I won't have a problem getting into.
Some of the Specifics:
1. Each of these 12 books must have been on your bookshelf or "To Be Read" list for AT LEAST one full year. This means the book cannot have a publication date of 1/1/2013 or later (any book published in the year 2012 or earlier qualifies, as long as it has been on your TBR pile – I WILL be checking publication dates). Caveat: Two (2) alternates are allowed, just in case one or two of the books end up in the "can't get through" pile.
2. Your complete and final list must be posted by January 15th, 2014.
*Note – You can read the books on your list in any order; they do not need to be read in the order you have them listed. As you complete a book – review it, and go back to your original list and turn that title into a link to the review.
My 2014 TBR Challenge List:
1. Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff (2010)
2. The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010)
3. Living History by Hillary Clinton (2003)
4. The Violinist's Thumb by Sam Kean (2012)
5. Life of Pi by Yann Martel (2003) - completed 2/23/14
6.The Disappeared by Kim Echlin (2009) - completed 3/19/14
7. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (2006) - completed 4/5/14
8. The Soldier's Song by Alan Monaghan (2010) - completed 1/11/14
9. Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee (1999)
10. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett (2010)
11. Big Girls Don't Cry by Rebecca Traister (2010)
12. South of Broad by Pat Conroy (2010) - completed 4/30/14
1. The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (2007)
2. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon (2008) - completed 5/19/14

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