tbr pile challenge 2015

2015tbrbuttonThird year’s the charm?? I have failed the TBR Pile Challenge twice in a row now (6/12 in 2013, 5/12 in 2014). I feel like I could do this challenge forever. I will always have books waiting to be read! I have high hopes for this year’s challenge, though. I ended up on a major book-buying binge in 2013 but never got around to them. This is the year: 2015 TBR Pile Challenge!

Here are the rules: in twelve months, read twelve books that have been sitting on your shelves unread for at least one year (so, nothing published on or after January 1, 2014). Adam of Roof Beam Reader (the challenge’s host) allows for two alternates in case you find you don’t like/can’t finish one of your chosen twelve. (Note: it doesn’t have to be in any particular order and you can go at your own pace.)

As I finish the books I’ll write a review post here on the blog, and then check them off and add the review post links on my master list page under the Book Challenges tab in the menu here.

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena … Anthony Marra (2013)
Blood Meridian … Cormac McCarthy (1985)
Brain on Fire … Susannah Cahalan (2012)
Columbine … Dave Cullen (2009)
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation … Michael Pollan (2013)
Flags of Our Fathers … James D. Bradley (2000)
In the Heart of the Sea … Nathaniel Philbrick (1999)
The Painted Girls … Cathy Marie Buchanan (2012)
Someone Knows My Name … Lawrence Hill (2007)
The Son … Philipp Meyer (2012)
Transatlantic … Colum McCann (2013)
We Are Water … Wally Lamb (2013)

Alternates
Packing for Mars … Mary Roach (2010)
Zone One … Colson Whitehead (2011)

7 thoughts on “tbr pile challenge 2015

  1. Good luck! I tend to fail at this challenge every year, but it is a fun one. I have a Mary Roach book on my list as well

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