I noticed a very interesting and timely reading challenge, TBR 2010. The goal there is to read as many books as you can from your to-be-read-pile and post the reviews once a month. Keishon has even suggested themes for each month.

Fellow blogger Memory had an awesome success lowering her TBR last year so she inspired me to join this challenge and try to lower mine, too. I counted my TBR which is currently 257 books including ebooks and 20 short story collections.

I’m afraid that I’m going to ignore most of Keishon’s themes except maybe the SF/F theme on April. Anyway, my themes would be more along the lines of “finish that series!” or “start all of those series!” or “stand-alone month” rather than genres. Actually, Keishon’s August theme (authors you’ve never read before) fits in with that. Maybe August will be my “start that Urban Fantasy series” –month.

This month my TBR book is Peters’ Hippopotamus Pool. Next Peters’ book, Seeing a Large Cat, is coming from the library, though.

I’m aiming for 24 books read from my TBR this year.

TBR books read this year:
1, Elizabeth Peters: The Hippopotamus Pool
2, Kristine Smith: Rules of Conflict
3, R. A. MacAvoy: Tea with the Black Dragon
4, Ilona Andrews: Magic Bites
5, Amanda Cross: In the Last Analysis
6, Ian Rankin: Knots and Crosses
7, Julie Czerneda: To Trade the Stars
8, Jim Butcher: Fool Moon
9, Kate Elliott: Shadow Gate
10, Elizabeth Bear: Hell and Earth
11, Martha Grimes: The Man with the Load of Mischief
12, Marjorie Liu: The Iron Hunt
13, Steven Brust: Brokedown Palace
14, Lisa Shearin: Magic Lost, Trouble Found
15, Carrie Vaughn: Kitty and the Midnight Hour
16, Michelle West: Hunter’s Death
17, Paul DiFilippo: The Steampunk Trilogy
18, C. J. Cherryh: Chanur’s Venture
19, Roger Zelazny: Isle of the Dead
20, Steven Brust: Cowboy Feng’s Space Bar and Grill
21, Roger Zelazny: Roadmarks
22, C. J. Cherryh: The Kif Strike Back
23, Dana Stabenow: A Cold Day for Murder
24, Zoë Sharp: Killer Instinct
25, Alexandre Dumas, père: The Three Musketeers
26, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, ed.: The Faery Reel: Tales From the Twilight Realm
27, C. L. Moore: Jirel of Joiry
28, Kristine Smith: Law of Survival
29, Rachel Caine: Heat Stroke
30, L. A. Banks: Minion
31, Barbara Hambly: Immortal Blood
32, Lloyd Alexander: The El Dorado Adventure
33, Peter Elbling: the Food Taster
34, Anton Gill: City on the Horizon