Friday, December 16, 2011

Reading Challenge # 5: 2012 TBR Pile

Are your bookshelves groaning under the weight of books brought with a lot of enthusiasm but then never read because of one thing or the other? If yes, then you can sign-up for the 2012 TBR Pile Challenge hosted by Adam @ Roofbeamreader.

The challenge requires you to read 12 books that have been sitting on your bookshelves for over a year and thus were published before 2011. Crossovers with other challenges are fine and anyone who completes the challenge will be entered for a grand prize at the end of the year.

To sign-up, you must prepare a list of the 12 books that you plan to read (along with two alternates) and then link up the post.

Here is my list (in alphabetical order):

1. America by Franz Kafka (1927)
2. For Pepper and Christ by Keki N. Daruwalla (2009)        
3. Inqilab by K.A. Abbas (1958)
4. Jungle by Upton Sinclair (1906)
5. King's General by Daphne DuMaurier (1946)
6. Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl (2009)
7. North and South by John Jakes (1982)
8. Orlando by Virginia Woolf (1928)
9. Paris Enigma by Pablo De Santis (2007)
10. Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy (1963)
11. Vision by Dean Koontz (1986)
12. Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen (ed) by Michael Kerrigan (1996)

The 2 Alternates:

1. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (2006)
2. A Train of Powder by Rebecca West (1955)

For further details, go here:


  1. Glad you're joining us again this year for the TBR Pile Challenge!

    You've got a nice looking list, here. The Jungle was excellent, and I very much want to read Orlando and The Last Dickens as well (have owned them both for years, but they didn't make my Challenge list - maybe I'll still read them in 2012!).

    Good luck!

  2. Hi Adam

    Thanks for the welcome. It is the first time I have joined this challenge so am excited about it. Hope I finishe all these books...and more.