2015 TBR Pile Challenge

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The 2015 TBR Pile Challenge is hosted yearly by Adam (Roof Beam Reader). This event is perfect for bloggers who have an overwhelming list of To Be Read (TBR) books. For people like me (and most of you), this means overflowing bookshelves and books stacks on the floor, couches, desks, tables, or really anywhere they can fit.

This challenge offers a solution! It involves reading 12 books throughout the year that have experienced too much shelf time without being dusted off and enjoyed. If you want to join in the fun, stop by Adamโ€™s blog and sign up.

I’ll admit that I’ve been rather awful with this challenge in the past. You see, I’m a book blogger who rarely reviews the books I’m reading. Pretty tragic, right? I managed to read most of the books from the 2014 TBR Pile Challenge, but I didn’t get around to reviewing any of them. I’ve decided to take the four unread books from my 2014 list and add them to my 2015 list. The other eight books are new to this challenge as well as the alternatives.

One of my goals for 2015 is to actually review the books I read, so here’s to hoping that this event is more successful for me this time around.

My 2015 TBR Pile Challenge List:
1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
2. On Writing by Stephen King
3. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
4. A Handmaidโ€™s Tale by Margaret Atwood
5. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
6. The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller
7. Quiet by Susan Cain
8. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
9. Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
10. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
11. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
12. Astray by Emma Donoghue

Alternatives:
1. Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2. Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie

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What book are you most excited to read?
What book do I need to read first?

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16 thoughts on “2015 TBR Pile Challenge

  1. The Song of Achilles! That seems to be a perfect choice to start the challenge. I’ve been wanting to get the book. Can’t wait to read your review.

    I see you have one Agathe Christie there. Next year I am planning to read one or two of her plays, it would be interesting to see how her detective stories were made into plays.

    Good luck with the challenge! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I could get behind The Book Thief or Song of Achilles as a first read… or any in that top half of the pile, actually. The Book Thief is definitely a “winter” type book, though, so reading it in January would make a lot of sense… also, I love to see people posting pictures of their chosen books/piles! I should have done that.

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  3. Excellent list! I know the Book Thief seems to be everyone else’s top choice for first read, but I’m going to vote for The Handmaid’s Tale. I’m interested in your thoughts on Where’d You Go, Bernadette? and Quiet too! (I borrowed the Quiet audiobook from the library last year and my car CD player refuses to return the discs. I am an accidental audiobook thief. But it was a good book to have accidentally stolen.)

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  5. Excellent list! I’m participating too! Prepare to bust your gut over Let’s Pretend This Never Happened! I met Jenny Lawson at the BlogHer conference this year and she’s a riot. Also, Where’d You Go, Bernadette was one of my faves and circled around my book club a lot. Happy reading!

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  6. Great list. I loved The Book Thief as well as Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Love in the Time of Cholera has been on my “to read” list for years. I should have added it to this challenge also. Happy reading!

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