Monday, December 18, 2006

TBR Challenge List

I've signed up for another reading challenge. I know, I know, I'm crazy to even try. But this one seems really doable. I only have to read one book a month, and I get to choose from those books on my To Be Read list. You know, the ones that I've been wanting to read foever (well, for at least 6 months anyway). My list isn't etched in stone--if I don't finish my other challenge, I'll probably transfer those books to this challenge. And I might do some substitutions depending on my moods, which is why I'm including an alternates/extras list, too. But this is what I've decided on for now:

  1. On Writing Well by William Zinsser Finished 1/31/07

  2. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards Finished 3/15/07

  3. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

  4. Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock Finished 6/24/07

  5. Any Place I Hang My Hat by Susan Isaacs Finished 9/25/07

  6. I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb

  7. The Guy Not Taken by Jennifer Weiner Finished 2/16/07

  8. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri Finished 8/16/07

  9. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri Finished 4/29/07

  10. Digging to America by Anne Tyler Finished 7/27/07

The alternates/extras:

  1. This is Not Chick Lit by Elizabeth Merrick (editor) Finished 12/28/07

  2. How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster Finished 4/7/07

  3. Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose

  4. Writing Your Life by Lou Willett Stanek, Ph.D.

  5. Writing Life Stories by Bill Roorbach

  6. Writing Articles from the Heart by Marjorie Holmes

  7. Imagine by Steve Turner Finished 11/19/07

  8. Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller Finished 12/3/07

  9. Hollywood Worldviews by Brian Godawa

I'm setting my heights high, but it would be nice if I could finish all of these books in 2007. Of course, those lists don't include any of the books I've added to my TBR list in the last 6 months, or any that I might come across during the year.


Anonymous said...

Ooooh...I own quite a few of the writing books you've listed. On your top list, I own the top 3 and have read them (well, I'm in the middle of The Memory Keeper's Daughter right now).

I understand about having to make limits on books. I'm bad about buying books. Lot's and lot's of books.

Literary Feline said...

Great list! I have read a couple of your listed books(Me and Emma, The Mermaid Chair) and really liked them. I Know This Much Is Ture is one of my Chunkster Challenge books this next year--I'm looking forward to reading it. And I hope to get to The Memory Keeper's Daughter this next year as well. Good luck with the challenge!

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