2009 TBR Challenge


This is my first time with this challenge and I’m actually very excited for it. You can find all the details at the TBR (To Be Read) Challenge Blog here.

The rules: Choose 12 books from your TBR pile to read anytime through the year, plus 12 alternatives in case you want to change it up. Once you make your list, you can’t change it.

Original List:

  1. Uglies by Scott Westerfeldfinished JUN 9, 09
  2. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchellfinished DEC 31, 09
  3. Atonement by Ian McEwanfinished JUN 1, 09
  4. Emma by Jane Austenfinished NOV 23, 09
  5. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides – finished JAN 23, 09
  6. Trunk Music by Michael Connellyfinished JAN 6, 09
  7. Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovichfinished MAR 7, 09
  8. C is for Corpse by Sue Graftonfinished FEB 3, 09
  9. Walt Disney by Bob Thomas
  10. Pop Goes the Weasel by James Pattersonfinished MAR 9, 09
  11. Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolverfinished DEC 20, 09
  12. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazierfinished JUNE 20, 09


  1. Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardinerfinished MAY 12, 09
  2. Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice
  3. Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kiddfinished APR 3, 09
  4. Secrets of the Morning by VC Andrews
  5. Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
  6. Mystic River by Dennis Lehanefinished MAR 15, 09
  7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  8. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparksfinished APR 4, 09
  9. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
  10. Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  11. Five Days in Paris by Danielle Steel
  12. Dream Country by Luanne Rice


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3 responses to “2009 TBR Challenge

  1. I loved Middlesex! I haven’t read any of the other books on your list – but a few are in my TBR pile! Good luck with the challenge – it’s my first time too!

  2. cliobaby

    You have some great ones here. I, too, love Middlesex and The Poisonwood Bible is one of my top 5 favorites of all time. Gone with the Wind makes my top 10 because I read it when I was in 7th grade and it (along with Little Women) made me who I am…an English teacher :) You have a great year ahead!

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