Tuesday, 31 January 2012

TBR Pile Challenge 2012!

Like every other book blogger and reading fanatic I have come across I have a pretty hefty To Be Read list, both hard copies sitting unread on my bookshelf, and EBooks on my lovely little Kindle. So, I thought it might be fun if I joined in on the 2012 TBR Pile Challenge hosted by Bookish and nine other bloggers. Hopefully, having the list physically written in front of me, and crossing off and reviewing books everytime I read them will help me get through them all! Or at least most of them ;)

The different levels from which you can choose in this challenge are...
1-10 - A Firm Handshake
11-20 - A Friendly Hug
21-30 - A Sweet Kiss
31-40 - Love At First Sight
41-50 - Married With Children
Now, I have a lot of reading and secondary reading to do for my English Literature course at university, so to allow myself a bit of leaway I'm going with the "11-20 - A Friendly Hug" simply because I'm pretty much 100% sure I can cope with that amount, in fact I reckon I'll swap it up to "A Sweet Kiss" within the next couple of months, but since you can't switch down a level I'm playing it safe for now ;)

Here is my list of books - including the two that I'm reading at the moment!... (click on any of the titles to view the Goodreads synopsis)

2. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
3. Room - Emma Donoghue
4. Night Road - Kristin Hannah
5. Dark Matter - Michelle Paver
6. The Help - Kathryn Stockett
8. I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
9. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
10. Random Acts of Heroic Love - Danny Scheinmann
11. The Fault in our Stars - John Green
12. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
13. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
14. Across the Universe - Beth Revis
15. When God was a Rabbit - Sarah Winman
16. War Horse - Michael Morpurgo
17. The Book of Fires - Jane Borodale
18. The Host - Stephanie Meyer
19. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
20. The Blasphemer - Nigel Farndale

So there is my list so far... I'm not going to lie, there were quite a few left over I didn't include ;) so I am pretty convinced that it will increase! Not necessarily a bad thing!

I am going to make a designated page on my blog for my TBR Pile challenge, where I will steadily cross the titles off my list and link my reviews as I go through them, I can't promise to read them in this order though! :D

Here is a list of the ten hosts of this challenge and their links...

Nicole from All I Ever Read - http://www.nicoleabouttown.com/
Bonnie from Hands and Home - http://www.handsandhome.ca/
Donna from Book Passion For Life - http://bookpassionforlife.blogspot.com/
Caitlin from WatchYA Reading - http://whatchyareading.net
Rie from Mission To Read - http://missiontoread.com/
Vicky from Books, Biscuits & Tea -http://booksbiscuitsandtea.blogspot.com/
Christa from Hooked On Books - http://christashookedonbooks.blogspot.com
Jenna from Fans Of Fiction - http://fansoffiction.blogspot.com/
Angel from Mermaids Vision - http://mermaidvision.wordpress.com
If you are also a book blogger and want to join in on this challenge, then visit Bookish for the ORIGINAL POST about the challenge and the full set of guidelines, post your linky there and get stuck in! :D

Happy Reading everyone! :D

Abi.. x

1 comment:

  1. I think Night Road is the saddest book I've ever read! You will cry from 45% of the way through, to the end! Guaranteed! I had to read all of the last 55% in one go, and then I was in a rubbish mood for the rest of the day. It's good, but very sad - don't say I didn't warn you!

    Love Room, I am Number Four, Never Let Me Go, Before I Die, The Book of Fires and The Lovely Bones. You have a great list there! :D

    Loves xxx

    Dani @ Pen to Paper