Saturday, December 22, 2012

Julia's 2013 TBR Pile Challenge

Hey everyone! For the past two years I have participated in RoofbeamReader's TBR Pile challenge. This year will be another year that I try to meet the goal of reading and reviewing twelve books that have been on my TBR Shelf for over a year, so nothing published in 2012. There are quite a few for me to choose... the first year I read five and reviewed two. This year I did a jut about as good, reading and reviewing four.

The list for my 2013 goal (third times a charm, eh?) has to be up and linked by December 31st, so I scrambled through my shelves to come up with my official 2013 list (with two alternates in case some are DNFs).

I really want to accomplish reading these. It always felt so good last year being able to come back to this list and link another review. So hopefully, by this time next year, I will have a list full of hyperlinks instead of dreams. Wish me luck! :)

Julia's 2013 TBR Pile Challenge

1. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (GR)
This is the third year in a row I have put this on this list!

I really want to read this before the movie comes out. This is the second time on the list.

3. 1984 by  George Orwell (GR)
Another threepeater... technically I have been trying to read this since 2009...

4. Divergent by Veronica Roth (GR)
I have this one in my possession so it shouldn't be too hard to do, hopefully.

5. Silk Is For Seduction by Loretta Chase (GR)
This one is from my literal TBR shelf, proudly displayed in my living room.

6. Trial by Desire by Courtney Milan (GR)
Another one from the Border's blowout from oh so many years ago.

7. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (GR)
My sister has been on me to read this for forever it seems.

8. Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love and Language by Deborah Fallows (GR)
This is the second year for this one.

9. Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy (GR)
Another book I've been trying to read. I actually almost read it last year.

10. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (GR)
Once I read this I feel like all of you can breath a collective sigh of relief. 

11. Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas (GR)
I've been meaning to read more by her for a while now.

12. So Enchanting by Connie Brockway (GR)
Another author I have been meaning to try for ages.

1. The Devil Wears Plaid by Teresa Medeiros (GR)
Second year repeat.

2. Stardust by Neil Gaiman (GR)
Second year repeat.


  1. Good luck! I'm embarrassed to admit how long Catch 22 has been in my TBR pile! *L*

    1. It's been on my TBR shelf on goodreads since 2009. I've been wanting to read it for at least a decade now.

      It'll be great to finally read it!

  2. I do hope you get to Pride and Prejudice! You will thank yourself once you do! I would consider joining this challenge, but I never read the ones from LAST year! So...that will be my challenge! Best of luck!

    1. I hope so, too. I have tried it once before, but it was at least five years ago and I just couldn't get into it. Maybe it will help if I think of Colin Firth :)

      Yeah, I only read a few last year. I started off so well too... alas! Third time's a charm.

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  4. Hi, Julia - Welcome Back!!

    I finished in 2010 & 2011, but it looks like I'll only make 11 of 12 for 2012! Oh well.. that's pretty darn close, and with school/work, etc., I'm okay with it. "Winning" is great! (Especially since it means an entry into the prize - but I'm not eligible for my own giveaway Lol), but I think making any progress is awesome.

    I'm loving your list... Ender's Game is amazing, please do get to that one (even though I can't stand the author)! 1984 is also incredible. I have owned Divergent since its release and still haven't read it. :*( Pride and Prejudice MIGHT be the "best" novel of all-time. I wasn't a fan of Stardust, but a lot of people love it.

    The others - I don't know! I'll wait and see what you think about them. Looking forward to your thoughts. Good luck!

    1. Thanks!! Good luck, Adam. 11/12 isn't too shabby. I would kill for 11/12 this year... but I'm aiming for 14/12 :)


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