Friday, November 18, 2011

2012 TBR Pile Challenge

Adam at Roof Beam Reader is hosting another TBR Pile Challenge for 2012. I am participating in his 2011 and loving it (four books to go--three of which I'm more than half way through [what is wrong with me?!?]), so I thought I'd jump in again. It's nice to tackle those books that I've been meaning to read forever, but have yet to take the time to read. I love that the list can't change, so I can't talk myself out of it! Below are the books I'm committing to read. For full rules pertaining to the challenge, click here.

My TBR List to Conquer

01.  Dracula by Bram Stoker
02.  Lord of the Flies by William Golding
03.  The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
04.  Night by Elie Weisel
05.  The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
06.  Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
07.  Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
08.  The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry
09.  Coraline by Neil Gaiman
10.  Howards End by E. M. Forster
11.  The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
12.  Looking for Alaska by John Green

1.  North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
2.  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Will you join us? It'll be fun!


  1. Your list is INCREDIBLE.

    Lord of the Flies, The Little Prince, The Hobbit and Looking for Alaska are some of my favorie books!

    I also loved Dracula, Age of Innocence, and Night.

    I haven't read The Three Musketeers, but I want to (I almost went with that but decided on Count of Monte Cristo instead) and I haven't read Crime & Punishment yet, but I love Dostoevsky!

    You're in for a great year of reading, for sure! Good luck!

  2. Adam's right, your list is awesome! I love Looking for Alaska, Howards End, The Little Prince and The Hobbit. So many of the others are wonderful as well. Can't wait to do this one too.

  3. Wonderful list, Kristi! 'Dracula' is wonderful! 'The Three Musketeers', 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' and 'The Little Prince' are three of my favourite books. From your list, I want to read 'Lord of the Flies', 'Crime and Punishment' and 'The Age of Innocence'.

    Happy Reading!

  4. I should do this, but I'm not even sure I read 12 books this year. Ha!!

    Your list is fantastic--and very varied! Out of all of them, though, I'm most looking forward to your thoughts on Looking for Alaska.

  5. Adam-Thanks for hosting! I'm really excited to get to these. I'm glad there are so many on my list that you've loved.

    Melissa-I'm pretty excited to get to these. I have Looking for Alaska on hold and I'm hoping I'll get it from my library by January so it can be my first book of the year.

    Vishy--Thanks! If you happen to read any of the books that I've listed this year, I'm excited to read your reviews. I love seeing what others thought of the books that I've read.

    Trish--I didn't read as much when my kids were babies either. There is so much more to do. :) I'm going to try to read Looking for Alaska first. I'm really excited about it.

  6. Great picks. I intend to read Lord of the Flies and Uncle Tom's Cabin some time in 2012 as well, so I'm really looking forward to your thoughts on those books. Good luck with the challenge. :)

  7. Wow, great list! It looks like mine ;) I read #1, 4, &6 already and have my eye on some Edith Wharton for the coming months.

  8. Darlyn--Thanks! I'm excited to get to them and look forward to reading your thoughts on them as well. I love reading reviews of books I've just read or are planning to read soon.

    Trish--I've only read Ethan Frome, but I really liked it and I heard it wasn't Wharton's best. I'm really looking forward to The Age of Innocence.