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Here we are - almost at the halfway point of the year. I still remember starting the year with so many plans, and then came a vicious virus to stump everyone. I'm reaching that point where I'm beginning to miss the life that was, while also feeling very unsure about the life that will be.

Last WeekJust another week around here - many more to come, I guess. Last week, a few of the places we frequented pre-virus have reached out saying that they are reopening. While I'm glad they don't need to shutter their doors anymore, we are still opting to stay home as much as possible. There are going to be people outside who can't avoid it, so if we can afford the luxury (or curse, however you want to call it) of staying indoors, then we'll take it. One of the places that reopened is our gym. It's the one place where I can't imagine what social distancing will be like but they are running only half-class sizes for now. Since the lockdown started, the time I spend on…

Original TBR Challenge (2010)



Here's another challenge that I am doing in a couple of book clubs so I plan to blog about it here as well. This challenge is hosted by MizB at MizB's Reading Challenges.

Challenge Guidelines:
1. The challenge is to read 12 TBR books in 12 months — you can read those all in one month if you want, or one a month, or however you wanna do it.
2. You should have a list posted somewhere for others to see
3. You CANNOT change your list after January 1st, of the current year!!!
4. You can create an Alternates list of MAXIMUM 12 books, if you want, in order to have options to choose from (you can read these in place of books on your original list).
5. Audiobooks and e-books ARE allowed
6. Re-reads are NOT allowed, as they aren’t TRUE “TBRs”
7. You CAN overlap with other challenges

I plan to just create one list and stick to it. Here's my list of 12.
Update (Jan 22, 2010): I read only 6 books out of the 12. At least that's 50% success.
1. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
2. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
3. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
4. Night Runner by Max Turner
5. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
6. Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding
7. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
8. Lipstick Jungle A Novel by Candace Bushnell
9. The Firm by John Grisham
10. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
11. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
12. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

To sign-up, go to Original TBR. In fact, if you wish for lesser-pressure, there's a challenge just for you at TBR Lite.

Comments

raidergirl3 said…
The Undomestic Goddess! Bridget Jones! awesome reads. Undomestic Goddess wasn't as good as Twenties Girl, but still Kinsella.

I hope to read Moloka'i this year too.
You havent' read Little Women? Remember when Joey on Friends read Little Women? that's where the phrase freezer book came from.
Have fun with your books.
Athira said…
raidergirl3, I agree, I loved Twenties Girl the best so far! That was freaking funny!

Sadly, I haven't read Little Women to date, though I have read the story and watched the movie in so many adaptations. My problem is a huge huge tome sitting at home, which is putting me off.