by Morgan on January 5, 2011
To Laura Miller’s suggestion that I become a better reader by committing to a reading challenge, I signed up for Roof Beam Reader’s 2011 TBR Pile Challenge. The goal is to read twelve books from your ‘To Be Read’ pile over the twelve months of this year.
I’m not sure any of my twelve will necessarily land me that far astray of my comfort zone, as Miller suggests is the point of reading challenges (you’ll notice my list isn’t exactly exotic), but I will be excited to remove a dozen dusty tomes from my formidable TBR shelf.
The Big Rock Candy Mountain, Wallace Stegner
The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon
Sophie’s Choice, William Styron
Not Wanted On The Voyage, Timothy Findley
Lost in the Funhouse, John Barth
Rock Springs, Richard Ford
State of Grace, Joy Williams
Cosmicomics, Italo Calvino
Skin, Roald Dahl
The Fall, Albert Camus
Ordinary People, Judith Guest (I swear to you, this has been on my TBR list since I was eleven.)
Sixty Stories, Donald Barthelme
I implore you to join me, imagined readers of my blog! I’ve already got my work cut out for me this month, so let’s put a February start date on this.
Okay, back to the book.
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