Wednesday, December 19, 2007

TBR Challenge 2008


This is the first challenge I joined last year, and the only one that I have not completed. I thought I would give myself another chance this year.

1. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
2. Bel Canto - Ann Patchett
3. The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje
4. The Sea, the Sea - Iris Murdoch (finished 20 May 2008)
5. Blue Latitudes - Tony Horwitz
6. Mrs McGinty's Dead - Agatha Christie (finished 11 March 2008)
7. The Horse Whisperer - Nicholas Evans - DNF
8. No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith (finished 4 May 2008)
9. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
10. Links - Nuruddin Farah (Finished 8 Jan 2008)
11. Rebecca - Daphne de Maurier
12. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Lisa See (finished 27 April 2008)

Alternates:
Moloka'i - Alan Brennert
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak (finished 25 February 2008)
Red Poppies - Alai
Cheri and The Last of Cheri - Colette (finished 3 June 2008)
Confessions of a Pagan Nun - Kate Horsley
Where We Once Belonged - Sia Figiel
Istanbul - Orhan Pamuk
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise - Ruth Reichl
The Bookseller of Kabul - Asne Seierstad
Marie Antoinette: The Journey - Antonia Fraser

4 comments:

Bookgirl's Nightstand said...

I'm contemplating this challenge but don't know yet. How many are you joining next year?
I'm going insane - there are so many good ones and I can't stop joining :)
Anyway, you have some great choices on here so have fun!

Nyssaneala said...

Iliana - I think I have 8 challenges lined up so far, but a lot of my choices overlap each other. I don't really expect to finish them all!

Literary Feline said...

Ooo! I see we have some books in common for this one. :-) Your first three are on my list, although Niffenegger's is on my alternates list.

I hope you enjoy Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. It was my favorite last year. And I really liked Moloka'i which I read this year.

Nyssaneala said...

literary feline - the english patient has been sitting on my shelf for years. I started reading it once but didn't get very far. Hopefully I'll be motivated to try again sometime next year!