Thursday 1 January 2015

TBR Challenge 2014 Wrap-Up

Well, didn't quite finish this year, but did better than most previous years.

TBR Challenge

The Goal: To finally read 12 books from my “to be read” pile (within 12 months).
Each of these 12 books must have been on my bookshelf or “To Be Read” list for AT LEAST one full year. This means the book cannot have a publication date of 1/1/2013 or later (any book published in the year 2012 or earlier qualifies, as long as it has been on my TBR pile – the host WILL be checking publication dates). Caveat: Two (2) alternates were allowed, just in case one or two of the books ended up in the “can’t get through” pile.
My complete and final list had to be posted by January 15th, 2014.
Crossovers from other challenges were totally acceptable, as long as I had never read the book before and it was published before 2013!
Link to my list.

1. The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books that Matter Most to Them edited by Roxanne J Coady (currently the book in my purse, only a couple of chapters in)
2. Drowning Anna by Sue Mayfield. Finished October 31
3. Mental Traps: the Overthinker's Guide to a Happy Life by Andre Kukla (about half done, 124 pages of 240) Reading this in bits because I have to think about each of the traps.
4. Bizarre Books by Russell Ash. Finished December 10
5. Dry Store Room No. 1 by Richard Fortey. Finished December 28
6. Serious Things by Gregory Norminton. Finished November 8
7. Dead Men by Stephen Leather. Finished November 18
8. Slam by Nick Hornby. Finished May 22
9. The Unfree French: Life under the Occupation by Richard Vinen. (Beside the bed, currently 144 pages in) This one is a slower read than I'd thought. But still interesting.
10. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Finished October 31
11. Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay. Finished December 15
12.Stitch Me Deadly by Amanda Lee. Finished May 29

1. Lauchlin of the Bad Heart by D.R. MacDonald
2. Drivetime by James Meek

So not finished, but at least started on all of them and should finish them soon.

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