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.


Adam said...

Glad you're joining us! I almost added The Historian to my list. I've owned The Man Who Loves Books too Much for a while, so I should probably get to that, too... and I hear good things about Inside of a Dog.

I hadn't heard of The Witch's Boy, but it sounds interesting... almost like a retelling of The Tempest, with fairie tales mixed in.

Good luck!

downtown guy said...

Michelle Tea once left her underwear at my house.

Nulaanne said...

Hi Adam, I have heard wonderful things about Inside of a Dog, it almost makes me wish that I will have one book that I can't finish.

I thought the same thing about The Witches Boy.

Downtown, I don't know if that is cool or not. LOL.

downtown guy said...

Ha, no scandal. She was on tour with a bunch of folks who stayed at my place a few nights. It's just a funny thing to say.

Nulaanne said...

That is neat that you opened your home up for tours like that.