Wednesday, November 28, 2012

2013 TBR Pile Challenge

I have been going through the various challenges for 2013 that I wanted to participate in, and how in the world could I pass up a challenge that pushes me to work on this embarrassing TBR pile that I have in my house, ereaders, and wishlists. (And honestly, I don't do anything unless I have a fire underneath my backside.) When I found out about the challenge through my email (hosted by the fabulous Roof Beam Reader), I started rifling through my stacks of books to see which ones I wanted to commit to reading. And here they are:

My 2013 TBR Pile Challenge List

1. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

2. Heart of Stone by C.E. Murphy

3. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

4. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

5. Storm Front by Jim Butcher

6. Tithe by Holly Black

7. The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma

8. Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

9. Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien

10. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

11. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

12. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury


1. His Last Duchess by Gabrielle Kimm

2. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

In case you're wondering, the alternates are there in case I have trouble getting through one of the books. Anywho, as I read and review these books, I'll be updating this blog post to show my progress. I think the way I'm going to do this is to just read one book a month as I go down the list. (Which probably means that I'll be rushing through half of them in December if I know me at all.)

Want to know how it works and participate? Visit HERE by December 31st to check it out and sign up. Be sure to leave me the link to your post if you're taking part in this, too, so I can visit your blog and check out your list!


  1. you will never regret reading Graceling and The Looking Glass Wars trilogy.=)

  2. I've wanted to read The Looking Glass Wars for so long! I love the idea of it, and that cover! Can't wait to see what you think about it. Ender's Game is one of my favorite books of all-time... it's so, so good (which irks me, because I can't stand the author). I've had The Map of Time (and its sequel) sitting on my shelves for a while. Definitely need to get those read. Same goes for A Discovery of Witches, got it when it first came out and still haven't read it! Oh, and Fahrenheit 451? Amazing. Especailly for book lovers. Good luck - glad you're "in!"

  3. I've had almost all of the books I've chosen on my shelf FOREVER! I want to read them, but I get distracted so easily. (For instance, Kevin Hearne always comes out with a new book when I'm trying to do something else!) I'm making myself read Fahrenheit 451 because I figure I may as well stop lying about it. :-)

    Thank you for hosting!

  4. There are some really good books on this list! I'm in the minority and really don't like Fahrenheit 451, though. I think Bradbury's writing may not be for me.

  5. Love Ender's Game! Its definitely one of if not my favorite books ever. I'm actually reading the first book of the companion series, Ender's Shadow, for the 2013 TBR Pile Challenge. :]

    Happy reading!


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