2008 book challenge
I just love seeing pictures of stacks of books, so here I am showing you my 2008 TBR (to be read) Challenge bookshelf. I figured that this is one challenge that I could easily manage since I have plenty of unread books sitting on my shelves just waiting to be picked up (yeah, sure, I don’t have a book buying problem). Anyway, here is my list of the twelve books I hope to read in 2008:
1. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
2. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
3. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
4. The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue *
5. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
6. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky *
7. The World of Suzie Wong by Richard Mason
8. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
9. The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
10. The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly *
11. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
12. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly *
The books with an asterisk were ones I received from my family for Christmas. Since we are able to use these books for other challenges along the way, I figured that The Book of Lost Things and The Stolen Child might be great picks for Carl’s Once Upon A Time Challenge in the spring.
In addition, we are able to pick twelve “alternative” books to supplement our original list, just in case I want to switch them out. The other twelve are as follows: The Reading Group Guide by Elizabeth Noble, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, The Alchemist’s Daughter by Katharine McMahon, Bread Alone by Judith Ryan Hendricks, I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb, Swapping Lives by Jane Green, The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie, The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, Summer People by Brian Groh, Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakarani.