To Be Read Challenge 2009

My ‘To Be Read’ (TBR) pile contains about 300 books at the moment, so this is a great challenge to force me to read a few that have been lurking at the bottom of the pile for a while!

The TBR challenge is to make a list of 12 books now, and then read them all in 2009 – the list CANNOT be changed after 31st December 2008.

My 2009 TBR challenge list is:

1. Going Out – Scarlett Thomas

2. Lamb in His Bosom – Caroline Miller

3. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

4. Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

5. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields

6. When We Were Orphans – Kazuo Ishiguro

7. The Hiding Place – Trezza Azzopardi

8. The Secret History – Donna Tartt

9. Reading in the Dark – Seamus Deane

10. Outlander – Diana Gabaldon

11. Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri

12. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

I’m not going to create an alternative list, as I do not want any excuse not to read any of the books on this list!

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  1. Karen says:

    Great choices! I’d suggest reading Conrad’s Heart of Darkness along with Things Fall Apart, if you haven’t read it already, because Achebe is, in part, responding to books like Conrad’s. Have a wonderful year!

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