December 22, 2011

2012 TBR Challenge

Box of Doom
2012 TBR Challenge
is my TBR reading challenge.   Kim of Sophisticated Dorkiness has a shelf of doom; she got the idea from Fizzy Thoughts who got it from our fearless leader Adam of Roofbeam Reader.  

In sum, we are to choose 12 books we've had on our TBR Mountain more than a year, plus two alternatives, and read these twelve throughout 2012.  We are to post reviews of them too.    My shelves are too full to dedicate one shelf to these fourteen, so I pulled out the books and put them in a box next to my La-Z-Boy.  So when I feel like watching mindless t.v., I can look down into my Box of Doom.


The 12 books, in no specific order, are:
  1. Speaking My Mind by Tony Campolo    Former pastor and his wife love this book.  They couldn't always speak their mind publicly because of his position.
  2. Level 26 by Anthony E. Zuiker  Supposed to be a gruesome thriller
  3. Complications by Atwul Gawande  medical memoir
  4. Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon    lives of three strangers intersect
  5. Babi Yar by A. Anatoli (Kuznetsov)     Visited Kiev in July and  Yad Vashem in Israel in January and October.  Each time, I told myself, "Gotta get home to read Babi Yar!"  (Goodness, I just noticed on Amazon that a used paperback is over $16!)
  6. Breakthrough-Return of Hope to the Middle East by Tom Doyle   Got this long before I knew I'd be visiting the Middle East twice in 2011.
  7. The Six-Liter Club by Harry Krauss   a medical novel
  8. The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen   I have all her books, yet haven't read one.  No wonder my TBR shelves are overflowing.
  9. The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender
  10. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
  11. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro  short stories
  12. 18 Seconds by George D. Shaman  a blind psychic looks for a serial killer

Alternates:
Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison, a man with Asperger's
The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

1 comment:

Roof Beam Reader said...

Glad you're joining us for the 2012 TBR Pile Challenge!

I haven't heard of any of these books, so I look forward to reading your reviews and finding out what they're all about!

Good luck!