The TBR Challenge is hosted by Adam over at roofbeamreader. Head over if you want to join in. The Goal is to read 12 books over a year.
Here are the specifics.
1. Each of these 12 books must have been on your bookshelf or “To Be Read” list for AT LEAST one full year. This means the book cannot have a publication date of 1/1/2011 or later (any book published in the year 2010 or earlier qualifies, as long as it has been on your TBR pile – I WILL be checking publication dates). Caveat: Two (2) alternates are allowed, just in case one or two of the books end up in the “can’t get through” pile.
2. To be eligible, you must sign-up with Mr. Linky below – link to your list (so create it ahead of time!) and add updated links to each book’s review. Every listed book must be completed and must be reviewed (doesn’t have to be too fancy) in order to count as completed.
3. The link you post in the Mr. Linky below must be to your “master list” (see mine below). This is where you will keep track of your books completed, crossing them out and/or dating them as you go along, and updating the list with the links to each review (so there’s one easy, convenient way to find your list and all your reviews for the challenge). See THIS LINK for an idea of what I mean. Your list must be completed by December 31st, 2011.
4. Leave comments on this post as you go along, to update us on your status. Come back here if/when you complete this challenge and leave a comment indicating that you CONQUERED YOUR 2012 TBR LIST! Every person who successfully reads his/her 12 books and/or alternates (and who provides a working link to their list, which has links to the review locations) will be entered to win a $50 gift card from Amazon.com or The Book Depository!
5. Crossovers from other challenges are totally acceptable, as long as you have never read the book before and it was published pre-2011!
My 2012 TBR Challenge list.
1) The Stand by Stephen King
2) Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
3) Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
4) Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
5) The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
6) Room by Emma Donoghue
7) Hunger by Knut Hamsun
8 ) The Fort by Bernard Cornwell
9) American Gods by Neil Gaimen
10) Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
11) Ulysses by James Joyce
12) The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
My Two Alternates:
1) The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory
2) A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Wish me luck everyone!