MizBooks, a friend of mine from my Yahoo! Groups participation for the last 4 years or so has introduced the 2007 TBR Challenge to the bookish bloggers of the world. I've decided to take up the challenge, and this is the list of books I plan to read--at least one book from my TBR ("to be read" pile for those of you not hip to the bibliophile's lingo) for each month in 2007.
In no particular order:
Eleven Minutes, by Paulo Coehlo
I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith
Atonement, by Ian McEwan
The Book of Illusions, by Paul Auster
The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, by Siri Hustvedt
The Human Stain, by Philip Roth
The Bell, by Iris Murdoch
The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman
The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
The End of the Affair, by Graham Greene
The Position, by Meg Wolitzer
And in case my mood is off, I'm allowing a few alternates in case the ones listed above don't tickle my fancy:
The Shipping News, by Annie Proulx
Northanger Abby, by Jane Austen
The Little Black Book of Stories, by A.S. Byatt
Sexual Personae, by Camille Paglia
While these titles represent a mere drop in the bucket from my overflowing shelves (550-600 books approximately), I'm looking forward to finding out what I've been missing all this time. Each of these books has been on the TBR for over 6 months (most of them for a few years), so they've been waiting a long time to be picked up.
If you'd like to join the TBR challenge, pop over to Literary Cache and sign up!