Sunday, January 01, 2012

Second 2011 Challenge: The To-Be-Read Pile

The second Internet reading challenge of 2011 was put forth by Adam at the Roof Beam Reader. The idea behind the 2011 To Be Read Pile Challenge was to take 12 books and two alternates that have been on your bookshelf or "to be read" list for more than a year and actually read those books in 2011.

So that's what I did.  I read all 12 books and the two alternates. Here's the list:

1. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
2. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
3. War and Peace by Mr. Tolstoy
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
5. The Darkness That Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker
6. Under the Dome by Stephen King
7. White Noise by Don Delillo
8. Yogi Berra Eternal Yankee by Allen Barra
9. The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies
10. Winter in the Blood by James Welch
11. Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson
12. Emotionally Weird by Kate Atkinson

Reservation Road by John Burnham Schwartz
Tales of Burning Love by Louise Erdrich

I enjoyed this contest and the motivation it provided. I would have read some of the books in any event, but the challenge provided me with the extra incentive to read them all.

Thanks Adam.

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