Friday, January 14, 2011

In Haste

I'm heading out of town first thing tomorrow. So this is a hasty post.
I decided to join another TBR (to be read) book challenge. I like the idea of getting a pile of books read that have been loitering on my shelves for far too long. My hope is also to add a bit of literary life to my blog which is still alive but not as active as I would like it.

Here is my list of 12 books which have desperately needed reading with alternates.
1. Mary Mackie, Cobwebs and Cream Teas: A year in the life of a National Trust house
2. Andy Behrman, Electroboy
3. Mark Oppenheimer, Thirteen and a Day
4. Russell Martin, Beethoven’s Hair
5. Edward Himes, School of Dreams
6. Jon Krakauer, Eiger Dreams
7. Roger Atwood, Stealing History
8. Peter Gay, My German Question
9. Bernhard Schlink, The Reader
10. Doreen Orion, Queen of the Road
11. Sherwin Nuland, The Mysteries Within
12. Naguib Mahfouz, Midaq Alley

Alternates

1. Das Sijie, Le Complexe de Di
2. Madhur Jaffrey, Climbing the Mango Trees
3. Wallace Stegner, Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs
4. Maya Angelou, Gather Together in My Name
5. Simon Winchester, The Professor and the Madman
6. Howard Dully, My Lobotomy
7. Muriel Barberry, L’elegance du Herisson
8. Lauren Willis, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation

Some of these books have a back story (where I bought them or why but that will have to wait until I return.

4 comments:

paula said...

sure make me salivate...
i have one for you to add...'you dont look like anyone i know' by heather sellers. (has that feel of the glass castle book)

Adam said...

Thanks for taking the challenge with us!

I wanted to let you know that the challenge rules do stipulate that there can be only 2 alternates, so I have taken your first 2 listed alternates as the defaults, in order to include you in the official challenge (since the deadline was yesterday).

Good luck!

JL said...

Uh... I'm amused, in a way; after riding the Morning Brain Bus, the Express from Michigan Avenue to Hyde Park, the only, ONLY unit of public transportation in Chicago where literally everyone is reading either a paper book or an e-reader, I told a friend I pulled out NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND.

He laughed and said, "Hell, they probably judged you on it! Doestevsky? We read that in 6th grade! HAHAHAHA!"

So I thought that when I read your list. My list isn't nearly so intellectual.

Oh: ragorte!

roofbeamreader.net said...

Just checking-in on your progress for the 2011 TBR Pile Challenge – how are things going so far?! Don’t forget to link your reviews to your master list. :)

Also… BIG Giveaways are happening next week, and TBR Pile Challenge participants earn extra entries for linking to their lists, so be sure to visit my Giveaways section soon! ;)