Saturday, December 3, 2011

TBR Pile Challenge from Roof Beam Reader

Because I'm glutton for punishment, I'm joining Roof Beam Reader's 2012 TBR Pile Challenge.  This is the only challenge in which I'm participating that requires you to name the books before hand.  Since I have a huge pile of books that have been purchased but not read, I've got plenty to choose from.

I think I've talked my husband into joining, which is a big deal since he never joins anything like this.  He may have his list and reviews here on Views from the Reader Side since he doesn't have a blog of his own.  So keep an eye out here for posts by Rich.  Those will be his reviews and his list.

The rules are pretty simple.  Choose 12 books that have been on your shelf for at least one year and that you have never read.  You may choose up to  2 alternate books in case some of the books end up on your slush pile.  Keep a master list of your books in a post on your blog and link your reviews to the titles on that list.  You don't have to read them in order.  But you do need to sign up here

I spent some time last night going through my books to figure out which 12 I'm going to read.  And here they are, including my two alternates.

Amber's Master List of 12 Books and 2 Alternates to Read in 2012

  1. The Time Machine by HG Wells
  2. Finis: A Book of Endings to Give People New Beginnings edited by Tomorrow the World Games
  3. Maybe (Maybe Not) by Robert Fulghum
  4. Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E Feist
  5. Salt in your Sock: and Other Tried and True Home Remedies by Lillian Beard
  6. Decalog edited by Mark Stammers
  7. Lankhmar: Tales of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser by Fritz Leiber
  8. Silverlock by John Myers Myers
  9. The Collectors by David Baldacci
  10. The Nine Tailors  by Dorothy L Sayers
  11. Unicorn Variations by Roger Zelazny
  12. Night by Elie Wiesel
  1. The Eternal Champion by Michael Moorcock
  2. The Dollhouse Murders by Thomas P Mauriello
The hardest part of this challenge is not starting on them until January!


  1. Glad you're joining us this year! I've only heard of two of your books - The Time Machine & Night. Haven't read The Time Machine yet, but Night is very good.

    Look forward to your reviews and seeing what these are all about! Good Luck!

  2. re: Night, That's what my husband had said. A lot of the books on my list are ones that he'd read previously. And a lot of the ones on his are ones that I had read previously. I'm looking forward to reading and reviewing!