Other 2012 Reader Challenges #4: TBR Pile Challenge Hosted by Roof Beam Reader

And now for a challenge where I had to plan ahead!  Adam at Roof Beam Reader is hosting his TBR Pile Challenge again this year and I'm excited to take part in it.  Luckily this challenge allows for some helpful cross over with a few of my other challenges, primarily the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and the Back to the Classics challenges.  On to the details:

The Challenge: To read 12 books from your "to be read" pile during 2012

The Rules:

 - Each of the 12 books must have been on your "to be read" list for AT LEAST one full year, so no books published after Jan. 1, 2011 counts towards this challenge.

- You have to post a list of your 12 book choices (along with two alternates, if you'd like) on your blog and post it to Adam's Mr. Linky here.  This gives you a homebase for the challenge, where you keep track of your progress.

- Every listed book must be read and reviewed by December 31, 2012.  Review can be posted on blogs, Goodreads, Amazon, etc.

- Leave comments on the main challenge post updating everyone on your progress and, if you finish the challenge, you'll be entered in a giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card or the equivalent at The Book Depository

- Crossovers with other challenges are acceptable (thank god) as long as they are brand new to you.


My TBR List for 2012

1. Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut

2. 1984 - George Orwell

3. Neuromancer - William Gibson

4. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

5. Atonement - Ian McEwan

6. Doctor Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - Robert Lewis Stevenson

7. Shades of Grey - Jasper Fforde

8. Boneshaker - Cherie Priest

9. Perdido Street Station - China Mieville

10. To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis

11. Dracula - Bram Stoker

12. The Portrait of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde



1. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - NK Jemisin

2. The Passage - Justin Cronin


I think that's a nice mix of classics and newer titles.  I'm excited to get started!  If you want to join up, you can read more about the 2012 TBR Pile Challenge on Roof Beam Reader.  If you're into science fiction, his challenge could easily tie into the 2012 Sci-Fi Readers Challenge that we're hosting.

One day I will stop pimping our Sci-Fi Readers Challenge.  Today is obviously not that day.