Monday, 1 January 2018

TBR Challenge 2018

As everyone who knows me knows, I have way too many unread books at my house, so this challenge is right up my alley

The idea is to choose 12 books that have been on your shelves a long time (along with 2 alternates in case the going gets really tough) and read them this year.

So here's my list.
1. The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
2. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie. Finished September 14
3. Men and Dogs by Katie Crouch. Finished June 24
4. Four Fields by Tim Dee. Finished December 31
5. Pieces of My Mind by Frank Kermode. Finished December 9
6. The Confidant by Helene Gremillon. Finished November 30
7. Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien
8. Let's Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell. Finished November 25
9. The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna Van Praag. Finished December 12
10. Due Considerations by John Updike
11. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott. Finished October 7
12. The Perfect Summer by Juliet Nicolson. Finished December 20

1. Memoirs of an Infantry Officer by Siegfried Sassoon
2. A Princess of Roumania by Paul Park

It should be fun and interesting!


  1. Laurie - The Baking Bookworm1 January 2018 at 15:45

    This is something I’ve been slowly (reaally slowly) working on. I have a shockingly long list of TBR books (the list is on my blog) that I’m trying to tackle. I suppose I’m a book hoarder. �� In 2017 I only read 3 books from my list but I’m tempted so often with advanced copies that I tend to forget to read what I own. Here’s to whittling down that list in 2018. Happy reading!

    1. It is a struggle Laurie. I started putting the books I own but haven’t read into a goodreads category, and I’m over 1100 and not done. That’s definitely several years worth of reading. Hope you join in.

    2. Laurie@The Baking Bookworm1 January 2018 at 20:29

      Wow! 1100? You have me beer. I didn’t include the ebooks I have on my Kindle but my paper books alone will keep me busy. I’ll check out the challenge. Thanks!

  2. Oh, I LOVE the Portable Dorothy Parker! Happy reading that! :)