I had such a success this year with the TBR challenge (34 books read!) that I really want to join one next year, too. The original TBR Challenge is just what I need:


For this challenge you should…

** Pick 12 books – one for each month of the year – that you’ve been wanting to read (that have been on your “To Be Read” list) for 6 months or longer, but haven’t gotten around to.

** OPTIONAL: Create a list of 12 “Alternates” (books you could substitute for your challenge books, given that a particular one doesn’t grab you at the time)

** Then, starting January 1, read one of these books from your list each month, ending December 31. )

My list is:
The Fifth Head of Cerberus by Gene Wolfe
Evangeline Walton: Prince of Annwn
Sarah A. Hoyt: Ill met in Moonlight
Kim Harrison: Fistful of Charms
Julia Spencer-Fleming: In the Bleak Midwinter
Giulio Leoni: The Mosaic Crimes

Diane Duane: Stealing the Elf-King’s Roses
Roger Zelazny and Thomas T. Thomas: The Mask of Loki
Melissa Scott: Shadow Man
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro: Hôtel Transylvania
Donna Andrews: Murder with Peacocks
Tim Powers: On Stranger Tides

The next 12:

Geoffrey Throne: Star Trek: Titan: The Sword of Damocles
Susan Wright: Star Trek: Dark Passions, Book 1
Susan Wright: Star Trek: Dark Passions, Book 2
Jacqueline Carey: Kushiel’s Scion