Original TBR 2010 Challenge List

16 December, 2009

I’ve been thinking long and hard about what I want to read for the Original TBR 2010 Challenge hosted by MizB and I’ve come up with the following, in no particular order:

1) A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas by Virgina Woolf
2) Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
3) Nation by Terry Pratchett
4) The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
5) Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
6) Mosquito by Roma Tearne
7) The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
8 ) The Affair of the Bloodstained Tea Cosy by James Anderson
9) The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale
10) Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
11) The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
12) Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose

My alternative list, if I change my mind is:

1) The City and the City by China Mieville
2) The Cairo Diary by Maxim Chattam
3) Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
4) Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris
5) The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
6) The Waves by Virginia Woolf
7) The Behaviour of Moths by Poppy Adams
8 ) A Very Great Profession: The Woman’s Novel 1914-1939 by Nicola Beauman
9) Life Class by Pat Barker
10) The Fairy Gunmother by Daniel Pennac
11) The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin
12) Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

4 Responses to “Original TBR 2010 Challenge List”

  1. Michelle Says:

    I’ve only read Cold Comfort Farm from your list here, and though I can’t say it’s explosive or amazing, it was quite entertaining. I hope you enjoy it.

    I’m planning to read some Virginia Woolf in the coming year, along with The Poisonwood Bible and The Girl Who Played with Fire. Looking forward to your thoughts on them.

    Happy reading!

  2. Bellezza Says:

    I’m afraid my TBR list is far, far longer than 12! I wonder how I would ever pare it down? You’ve done a great job! I’ll be reading some Virginia Woolf myself this year, for the first time ever (said in shame and embarrassment).

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