Once again….. my name is Suzanne and I am a bookaholic.
I think the publishers are out to get me. I have plenty of books, but I am easily distracted by the new and talked-about books that I learn about via other blogs, Twitter, etc. Some of them I read right away, and others, well, are still on my shelf months (years) after I absolutely HAD to buy them.
So Adam at Roof Beam Reader has this great TBR Pile Challenge, in which you aim to read 12 books that have been on your to read pile for over a year. This is my third year participating in the challenge, and I’ve yet to complete it; BUT I have gone through a few books that have been sitting around for much too long.
This year’s list:
- Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II’s Greatest Rescue Mission by Hampton Sides
- Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India by William Dalrymple
- Friendship: An Expose by Joseph Epstein
- The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War by Ben Shephard
- Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder
- The Blasphemer by Nigel Farndale
- Heidegger’s Glasses by Thaisa Frank
- A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin
- The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
- All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
- The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
- The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow
And my two alternate selections:
I need a good incentive to complete the challenge in 2013. Maybe a new book? Oh, wait …. that is what got me in trouble in the first place.
Any thoughts on what I have selected? Looking at it as a list it does seem heavy with war so I hope I don’t get too distraught, but I will be sure to mix in lighter stuff throughout the year.