Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2012

I have an obscene number of books in my home. I hoard books without apology. In five years I have amassed enough titles to cover not only the many book shelves in every room, but also some serious square footage in regard to floor space. Like Depression Era survivors who save every scrap of paper and bit of twine, I, as a result of a massive library shutdown in 2007, am afraid of another dark time in which I will not have access to books. Now steadily employed, even if the libraries were to close again, I know that I could head to the local bookstores, order online or even dnload titles to my nook; but still, the insecurity remains and I continue to acquire books. Just in case.

So the Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2012 is perfect for me! I have enough books even in the last three years to fulfill the Mt. Everest level of this challenge (100+ books); but I know, with the ever constant allure of new releases, I am not going to be hitting that many of my backlist titles. I'm going to start by climbing Pike's Peak, which is a commitment of twelve (12) titles. If this goes well, I'll consider moving up the various mountain ranges:

  • Pike's Peak: 12 books from your TBR pile(s)
  • Mt. Vancouver : 25 titles from your TBR pile(s)
  • Mt. Ararat: 40 titles from your TBR pile(s)
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro: 50 titles from your TBR pile(s)
  • El Toro : 75 titles from your TBR pile(s)
  • Mt. Everest" 100+ titles from your TBR pile(s)

My list, subject to change:

  1. The Religion (by Tim Willocks) - 07/24/2009
  2. Emma (by Jane Austen) - 07/24/2009
  3. The Age of Innocence (by Edith Wharton) - 07/24/2009
  4. Dracula (by arm Stoker) - 07/24/2009
  5. The Royal Road to Fotheringhay (by Jean Plaidy) - 07/24/2009
  6. The Little Book (by Selden Edwards) - 08/02/2009
  7. Lost Illusions (by Honore de Balzac) - 08/21/2009
  8. Agnes Grey (by Anne Bronte) - 08/21/2009
  9. The Blind Assassin (by Margaret Atwood ) - 09/11/2009
  10. The Time Traveller's Wife (by Audrey Neffenegger) - 08/10/2009
  11. The Princes of Ireland (by Edward Rutherford) - 02/13/2010
  12. Rumo: And His Miraculous Adventures (by Walter Moers) - 02/13/2010
The dates listed after the title and author are the dates I entered the title on my goodreads "to-read" ist. The titles listed above are the oldest twelve, unread titles from the goodreads list. I own all the titles above. I will be posting reviews on this blog and on goodreads.

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  1. So pleased to have you join us! I look forward to seeing you wave from the top of Pike's Peak in 2012.

  2. I need to join this challenge. It sounds like fun. Hmmm... Something to think about this weekend. I have wanted to read The Blind Assassin for a long time. I've even started it a few times... Much food for thought.