2011 TBR Challenge

Hosted by: Mizbooks
January 1 – December 31, 2011
As always, here are the rules:
  • ** Pick 12 books – one for each month of the year – that you’ve been wanting to read (that have been on your “To Be Read” list) for 6 months or longer, but haven’t gotten around to.
  • ** OPTIONAL: Create a list of 12 “Alternates” (books you could substitute for your challenge books, given that a particular one doesn’t grab you at the time)
  • By the end of the year you should’ve knocked 12 books off of your TBR list!

You can read additional rules on the challenge post.

I just finalized my list using books from last years challenge and a few others that I didn’t get around to. I also made my alternatives books I know I will be reading regardless but have the extra challenge of making sure those 12 are not my entire challenge. This year my goal is to read all 24!

Original List:

  1. Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
  2. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
  3. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  4. Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  5. A Mighty Heart by Mariane Pearl
  6. Rhett Butler’s People
  7. Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
  8. Spook by Mary Roach
  9. Bonk by Mary Roach
  10. Crime and Punishment
  11. It by Stephen King
  12. House of Mirth by Edith Wharton


  1. G is for Gumshore by Sue Grafton
  2. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
  3. Undead and Unwed
  4. Rainwater by Sandra Brown
  5. Tough Customer by Sandra Brown
  6. Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb
  7. Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner
  8. Cougar Club by Susan McBride
  9. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  11. Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
  12. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen

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