Ok simple enough. My only hesitation at first in joining this challenge as it is very much like Bibliophile by the Sea's Read Before I Die 2010 Challenge which asks you to pick 10 at least books that you have wanted to read for a while with the same rule that you cannot change your list. (This is reasonable as one could claim they completed the challenge just by naming the first books they read for the year as their picks). Some readers like to be very spontaneous in what they read and others like to plan long in advance. I am somewhere in the middle. Both of these challenges allow overlap so I at first thought "OK just add two books to the ten you picked for the Read Before I Die Challenge and this is done and within the rules of both challenges". On further thought I decided to pick 12 new books for the TBR Challenge. I will use the books on my Read Before I Die challenge list as my alternatives for the TBR Challenge.
My 12 Books (in random order)
- The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rusdie-my first of his books-1/14
- The Tenant of Windfell Hall by Anne Bronte-my first Anne Bronte
- Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson-read 1/4/10
- Some Do Not by Ford Madox Ford
- No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford
- A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford
- The Last Post by Ford Madox Ford (4 to 7 make up the four novels in The Parade's End tetralogy-I hope to host a read along on this work once I read it the first time. It is four novels published independently that came to be know under the collective name of The Parade' End. Anthony Burgess has said the combined work is the finest ever English Language novel. Other have said it is half genius and half a messy bore.
- Wide Sargossa Sea by Jean Rhys 1/6/10
- A Personal Matter by Kenzabuo Oe
- Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino
- Tales of Ise by Arihara no Narihira 1/2/2010
- Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
I thank Miz B for hosting it and look forward to reading the posts it will produce.
Jan 1-2010 number 11-Tales of Ise
I will track my progess on this Challenge on My Challenge Tracking Page and list the individual books I read for it here as the year goes on.