Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 To Be Read Challenge

Last year, I found a Mount TBR Challenge and decided to try and peck away at the mountain of books I call TOM, The Obscene Monster. I used to have a pile of tbrs on my bedside stand, then it overflowed to the floor next to my bedside stand, then I cleared room on my dresser. Finally, my husband got sick of all the books in our bedroom and ordered three bookcases. I filled them. And more. Once, I tried counting them but gave up after I hit 350 books. In 2012, I managed to knock 48 off the pile. I won't mention that I probably added twice that to the pile. For a book to be eligible for the TBR Challenge, it has to be on TOM for at least a year.

January (0)

February (5)
1. The Midnight Charter by David Whitley (2/6) (TBR since 2009)
2. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (2/16) (TBR since 2011)
3. How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor (2/20) (TBR since 2008)
4. The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O'Connor (2/20) (TBR since 2010)
5. True...Sort of by Katherine Hannigan (2/23) (TBR since 2011)

March (4)
6. How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen (3/3) (TBR since 2011)
7.  My Life in Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald (3/10) (TBR since 2009)
8. Ashfall by Mike Mullen (3/17) (TBR since 2011)
9. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (3/17) (TBR since 2011)

April (0)

May (3)
10. Goblins! An UnderEarth Adventure by Royce Buckingham (5/2) (TBR since 2008)
11. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (5/5) (TBR since 2012)
12. I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb (5/8) (TBR since 2009)

June (2)
13. Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs (6/15)
14. Hush: an Irish princess' tale by Donna Jo Napoli (6/22)

July (2)
15. The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau (7/4)
16. Nerd Girls: the rise of the dorkasaurus by Alan Lawrence Sitomer (7/31)

August (1)
17. Antsy Does Time by Neal Shusterman (8/11)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (1)

18. Cold Hands Warm Heart by Jill Wolfson (12/4)

Rather pitiful considering the size of the "pile." Better luck in 2014.

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