TBR Pile Challenge

If you’ve been around the blog awhile, you know that I’ve been doing the Fifty-Fifty reading and viewing challenge for a few years now. This year, I also came across a different reading challenge that I want to do, and am making it part of my larger challenge. It’s called the 2014 TBR Pile Challenge. TBR stands for To Be Read, in case you didn’t know. As bookworms, our TBR piles are huge, and often a good number of them are sitting on our own bookshelves languishing away. We own them, and yet have not gotten around to reading them. So the idea is to finally read 12 of those books, one for each month this year. Here is my list:


2014 TBR Pile Challenge
1. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman (1990)
2. Neuromancer by William Gibson (1984)
3. Radix by A.A. Attanasio (1981)
4. Raising Atlantic by Thomas Greanias (2004)
5. Life of Pi by Yann Martel (2004)
6. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green (2010)
7. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (2006)
8. The Vampire Chronicles Collection (Vol. 1) by Anne Rice (1989)
9. The Inheritance by Robin Hobb & Megan Lindholm (2011)
10. The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (2006)
11. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (2009)
12. A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay (2002)


In case one of the above is too terrible to finish, or I finish them all before the year is up.
1. The Drowning City by Amanda Downum (2009)
2. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (1999)
3. Empress by Karen Miller (2007)

What do you think I should read first? Are you trying to pare down your TBR pile?
Also: Happy birthday to my wonderful mother! And a bonus picture of a pup curious as to what I was doing when taking these photos:



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