Monday, November 21, 2011
2012 To Be Read Pile Challenge
I did it. I have my 12 + 2 books picked out. I have been working on the list for about 2 weeks now. Out of curiosity I looked to see what others who have joined the challenge are reading. Wow! Is all I have to say. The challenge is being hosted over at Roof Beam Reader. I could do a copy paste of the rules but, I think going to the original blog is a good thing.
My books are as listed.
#1 Mink River by Brian Doyle (2010)
#2 Duma Key by Steven King (2008) Finished January 8, 2012
#3 Witches Boy by Michael Gruber (2005)
#4 Rose of No Man's Land by Michelle Tea (2005)
#5 The Man Who Loved Books too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett (2009)
#6 The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (2005)
#7 Motel of the Mysteries by David Macaulay(1979) Finished February 4, 2012
#8 House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo(2008)
#9 Secret Atlas by Michael A. Stackpole (2005)
#10 Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue (1997)
#11 Hen's Teeth by Manda Scott (1996)
#12 Onaedo the Blacksmiths Daughter by Ngozi Achebe (2010)
The alternatives are going to be:
The Poisoners Handbook by Deborah Blum (2010)
Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz (2009)
When I looked at the other lists that readers have compiled I noticed that there are a lot of classics. I read most of the more popular classics in school. I do think that was a benefit of being home schooled.