the 2018 TBR pile challenge…

All the official rules for this challenge can be found at Roof Beam Reader. The basics: 1. Pick 12 books that you’ve had on your shelves for over a year. (Thus all books must have been published before 2017.) 2. Pick 2 alternates, in case you find you just can’t through each of your original choices. 3. Read and review the books on your list.

My List:

  1. The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton (1968)
  2. The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (1972)
  3. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (1979)
  4. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson (1985)
  5. Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat (1994)
  6. I Have the Right to Destroy Myself by Young-Ha Kim (1996)
  7. Fledgling by Octavia Butler (2005)
  8. Wolves of the Crescent Moon by Yousef Al-Mohammed (2007)
  9. A Mercy by Toni Morrison (2008)
  10. Essex County by Jeff Lemire (2008)
  11. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (2010)
  12. The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (2011)

My Alternates:

  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (1999)
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (2007)

I am excited about this one, and will be so blissfully happy if I get these off the “TBR shelves” and onto the “have read shelves.” And if I can only tame my check-out-all-the-books urges every time I go to the library maybe I’ll stand a chance…

Huge thank yous to Adam at Roof Beam Reader for hosting this!


2 thoughts on “the 2018 TBR pile challenge…

  1. Good luck with your reading! The only one I know is Oranges are not the only Fruit, which I loved – I wonder if you’ve read Why be Happy When You Could be Normal? her memoir, I loved that even more.


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