Hosted by: Bev @ My Reader’s Block
Yes. I know. Another challenge?!
This challenge is to help us tackle our To Be Read (TBR) queues. However, there are a few rules: no re-reads, the books must have been purchased (or received) before January 1, 2012. So, I’ll take a look at my Kindle and figure out which ones were purchased before the New Year and at least a dozen books on my bookshelf were all before that time, so I’ll definitely have some reading to fulfill the requirements.
I’m going to start at level 2: Mt. Vancouver (25 books). We are allowed to move up to bigger mountains, but we cannot move down. So I’m starting at this number and if I end up getting more done along the way, I’ll adjust as I go.
I am going to start with my Kindle TBR queue because I know exactly when it was purchased. If it was purchased on the Kindle, I will put the date purchased. All of the books waiting on my physical book shelf were either purchased by, lent, or given to me prior to the start of the new year (luckily, the ones I’m borrowing are from my mom, so it’s okay that I’ve kept them for so long!)
Quite a few of these satisfy some of the other challenges I’m doing, so that’s good. As I was making this list I realized that I have a LOT of books to read. However, I’m starting with this list and if I finish these 25 then I’ll add more on from my TBR bookcase (prior to Jan 1, 2012).
1. The Map of Time, Felix J. Palma (purchased on Kindle November 20, 2011)
2. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde (purchased September 26, 2011)
3. The Twelfth Enchantment David Liss (purchased September 30, 2011)
4. The Pawn (The Patrick Bower Files, Book 1), Steven James (purchased September 30, 2011)
5. The Legacy, Katherine Webb (purchased October 10, 2011)
6. Winter Sea, Susanna Kearsley (purchased October 17, 2011)
7. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern (purchased November 20, 2011)
8. The Eighth Scroll, Dr. Lawrence B. Brown (purchased November 20, 2011)
9. The Summoner, Leyton Green (purchased November 28, 2011)
10. The Egyptian, Leyton Green (purchased November 28, 2011)
11. Speaker for the Dead (Ender, Book 2), Orson Scott Card (purchased December 12, 2011)
12. 100 Cupboards (Book 1 of the 100 Cupboards), N.D. Wilson(purchased December 26, 2011)
13. The Rainbow, D. H. Lawrence (purchased December 26, 2011)
14. The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas (purchased December 26, 2011)
15. Xenocide: Volume 3 of the Ender Quartet, Orson Scott Card (purchased December 26, 2011)
16. A Separate Peace, John Knowles
18. A Rift in Time, Michael Phillips
19. Hidden in Time, Michael Phillips
20. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clark
21. Frankenstein, Dean Koontz (books 1-3 in the same volume)
22. Frankenstein – Lost Souls , Dean Koontz
23. The Dead Town, Dean Koontz
24. The Witches of Eastwick, John Updike
25. The Reader, Bernhard Schlink