While visting the excellent blog xo.sorcha.ox, I found a great reading challenge. It's hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block, called the Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2012, and it's basically about getting to read books in your "To be read"- pile. (mountain...) All the books you choose to read during the challenge have to be in your possession as of January 1st 2012, and no library books can be counted in.
This challenge is probably what I need to actually read many of those great books I have lying around my house, some on bookshelves, others piled on my nightstand or floor. Some of them I have started reading, but for whatever reason wasn't able to continue past the beginning. Most of these books are completely unread.
There are several levels on this challenge, from the lowest of 12 books (Pike's Pike) to the highest of 100 books (Mount Everest.)
I'll go for Mount Vancouver, and I've listed the 25 books I plan on reading this year. Most of them are writtten in English, 6 in Norwegian and 3 in French. They are mostly novels, but also several non--fiction, among them some biographies and a collection of lettres.
Fun fact: The first novel on my list is about a couple climbing a mountain. What a great way to start this Mount TBR Reading Challenge.
Well, I need to start climbing!
My Reading List:
- Anita Shreve: A Change in Altitude
- Gregory David Roberts: Shantaram
- Peter Hain and Desmond Tutu: Mandela
- Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson: En Glad Gutt
- Rainer Maria Rilke: Letters to a young poet
- F. Scott Fitzgerald: Tender is the night
- Nicholas Sparks: Safe Heaven
- Anita Shreve: Fortune's Rocks
- Lorànt Deutsch: Metronome
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Brødrene Karamazov
- Dan Brown: The Lost Symbol
- Mark Lévy: Les Enfants de la liberté
- Knut Hamsun: Victoria
- Ketil Bjørnstad: Liv Ullmann - Livslinjer
- Sophie Kinsella: Mini Shopaholic
- Karine Reysset: Les yeux au ciel
- Stephenie Meyer: The Host
- S. Mitra Kalita: My Two Indias
- Marc Lévy: Mes Amis Mes Amours
- Solveig Tufte Johansen: Bare Natten har verdensrom
- Nicholas Sparks: A Walk to Remember
- Anita Diamant: Good Harbor
- Jean-Paul Kauffmann: La Lutte avec l'Ange
- Bergliot Hobæk Haff: Den Evige Jøde
- Layla Demay and Laure Watrin: Une vie de Pintade à Paris