The 2011 TBR Pile Challenge


I happened upon this 2011 TBR Pile Challenge over at A Novel Challenge and figured, “12 books is nothing. I can do this.” And so I’ve signed up.  At worst, it’ll get some oldies off the shelf to make room for newbies.

My list:

  1. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
  2. Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer
  3. Adventures by Mike Resnick
  4. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  5. Jennifer Government by Max Barry
  6. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  7. Suburban Safari by Hannah Holmes
  8. As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto
  9. Uncivilized Beasts and Shameless Hellions by John F. Burnett
  10. Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way by Bruce Campbell
  11. Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
  12. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

My alternates:

  1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  2. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
  1. #2 sounds fun. I like #4, love #6, and got #10 for Christmas from the ‘rents! Good list!

  2. Thanks for taking the challenge with me! You’ve got a great and varied list, here – I’ve actually never read any of these, but I like many of the authors (Wells, Gaiman, Murakami) – so I eagerly await your reviews!

  3. I LOVED both those Neil Gaiman books (although to be fair I’ve only listened to the Graveyard Book on audio book which has the added advantage of Gaiman’s awesomely amazing voice :D)

    A Walk In The Woods was also pretty good :-)

    • I count audiobooks as regular books – it’s all the same text, after all. And yes, Gaiman is one of the (very!) few authors who is also a good narrator. I <3 him. :)

  4. Just checking-in on your progress for the 2011 TBR Pile Challenge – how are things going so far?! Don’t forget to link your reviews to your master list. :)

    Also… BIG Giveaways are happening next week, and TBR Pile Challenge participants earn extra entries for linking to their lists, so be sure to visit my Giveaways section soon! ;)

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