2013 TBR Pile Challenge

I’ll be keeping track here of the books I’m reading for Adam’s 2013 TBR Pile Challenge. Some of these are just books I’d like to read, others are books I’m not sure why I ever bought–time to read them and get rid of them!

2013 TBR Pile Challenge Official List:

  1. The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan (1678, England)
  2. The Warden – Anthony Trollope (1855, England)
  3. Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi (1883, Italy)
  4. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1894, Scotland)
  5. The Little Prince – Saint-Exupéry (1943, France)
  6. ‘Salem’s Lot – Stephen King (1975, U.S.)
  7. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold (2002, U.S.)
  8. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafón (2004, Spain)
  9. Tea with Jane Austen – Kim Wilson (2004)
  10. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell – Susanna Clarke (2004, England)
  11. The Secret of Lost Things – Sheridan Hay (2007, Australia)
  12. Ghostwalk – Rebecca Stott (2008, Britian)

Alternates:

  1. Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell (1848, England)
  2. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Jane Austen/Seth Grahame-Smith (2009, England/U.S.)

8 thoughts on “2013 TBR Pile Challenge

  1. So glad you’re joining us for the TBR Pile Challenge! What a fantastic list (not that I’m surprised). I’ve been meaning to read The Pilgrim’s Progress for so long. It’s really a must for any serious literature student, but I just haven’t managed to get to it, yet. I read The Warden in 2012 – thought it was alright, but it didn’t make me want to read any more of Trollope’s work. Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is fantastic, as is The Little Prince (just beautiful!). I’m seeing Jonathan Strange on many lists – should have put it on mine, too. Maybe I’ll read it this summer, when I have some extra time. It’s a big one! Good luck to you – I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts on these. You’ve got a great year ahead of ya!

    1. Thanks! The book I just started to end 2012, Little Women is actually the book that prompted me to make 2013 the year I read The Pilgrim’s Progress–so if nothing else I should get that one finished! 🙂 I’ve been working my way through the Holmes stories, and The Little Prince has been on my shelf since fourth grade! I read just the other day that the BBC is making a mini-series of Jonathan Strange–maybe that’s why its appearing so often?

  2. The Lovely Bones is good, although for the first time ever I actually preferred the movie. Still, it’s a fascinating read, rather like The Life and Death of Charlie St. Cloud, although I liked that book better than its movie counterpart. Good luck with your reading!

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