Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2013 TBR Pile Challenge

I found the best Challenge for the new year. I have not had a chance to read any of my own books for such a long time and the pile has grown so big. So, I will be taking a break from review books and return to reading my own books. So, here are the books that I have chosen to read for this challenge:

1. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (2003)
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (2006)
3.Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (2006)
4. A Thousand Pleasant Suns by Khaled Hosseini (2007)- read in August
5. Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry (2009)- Read in May
6. 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs (2009) - read in January
7.The Van Allen Legacy by Melissa De La Cruz (2009)
8. The Likeness by Tana French (2009) -read in January
9. Faithful Place by Tana French (2010)
10. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (2011)
11. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown (2011)
12. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (2011) - read in April

I forgot my alternates! Here they are:

American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition by Neil Gaiman (2011)
Bumped by Megan McCafferty (2011) - read in May

Do you have a large TBR pile, too? Join the challenge! Head on over to RoofBeamReader and sign up. Let's see if we can make a dent in our piles.

Happy Reading!

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  1. Great list, Mari. I loved The Book Thief and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I'm participating in this one, too.

  2. Hi, Mari - you've got an awesome list, here! Well, I say awesome based on what I know/have heard about these books, as I actually haven't read any of them, yet. I have owned Devil in the White City, Book Thief, Water for Elephants, A Thousand Splendid Suns for a long time.. any of those could easily have made my list this year, too. I also really want to read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, but I don't own it (I keep "almost" buying it!). Looking forward to all your thoughts on these, as well as the others, which I haven't heard about. Good luck!

    P.S. Don't forget, you can also add 2 alternates to your list, just in case one or two of these books ends up being a "can't finish it" kind of book.

    1. Right. Forgot my alternates. Let's see what I have in my eReader...

  3. Great list! It's all books I either have read or could easily put on my list, too. Good luck. I'm a new follower.


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