Sunday, December 30, 2012

Our books for 2013

It's our 3rd year of committing to reading books from our To Be Read (TBR) pile! (Here are our lists from 2011 and 2012 for the wildly curious.)

Jenny's Books
Here is a screen cap of the books Jenny has chosen:

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In alphabetical order, they are:
  1. The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta (completed 1.9.2013)
  2. Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon (completed 5.7.2013)
  3. Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder (completed 10.13.13)
  4. Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
  5. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (completed 6.23.2013)
  6. The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945 by Ian Kershaw (completed 12.24)
  7. Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for his Assassin by Hampton Sides (completed 8.20.2013)
  8. Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips (completed 11.26.2013)
  9. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (completed 3.23.2013)
  10. The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes (completed 5.12.13)
  11. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  12. Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich (completed 7.13)
  13. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt (completed 2.9.2013)
  14. 36 Arguments for the Existence of God by Rebecca Goldstein

Kelly's Books
Here is a screen cap of the books Kelly has chosen:

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In alphabetical order, they are:
  1. 13, rue Thérèse by Elena Mauli Shapiro (Completed 02.04.13)
  2. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (Completed 07.28.13)
  3. Don't Know Much About History by Kenneth C. Davis
  4. Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives by Helen O'Neill (Completed 12.28.13)
  5. Grand River and Joy by Susan Messer (Completed 04.16.13)
  6. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo 
  7. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Completed 01.22.13)
  8. Little, Big by John Crowley (Completed 11.16.13)
  9. Michigan: A History of the Great Lakes State by Bruce A. Rubenstein (Completed 11.18.13)
  10. Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson (Completed 12.10.13)
  11. The Professor and The Madman by Simon Winchester (Completed 06.07.13)
  12. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Completed 05.22.13)
  13. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (Completed 08.15.13)
  14. Why I'm Like This by Cynthia Kaplan (Completed 03.24.13)
We each have 14 books on our shelves -- 12 months, plus two alternatives, just in case we cannot bear to get through a couple of them. We will then write about them on this blog (and we're terrible about spoilers, so be warned), crossing 'em off on this list and linking to our reviews.

This is part of the 2013 TBR Pile Challenge at Roof Beam Reader -- the site that originally lit the fires under our butts to get us delving into our TBR piles in 2011 (Thanks, Adam!) And now we're hooked on it.

1 comment:

  1. Woo hoo! Glad you're both back for 2013! And congrats again on finishing your 2012 lists. I'm going to be just ONE shy! I'm finishing up #11 this weekend. Grrr! Oh, well. Interested to see your thoughts on these in the coming year. I really should read Cloud Atlas (I've owned it for, well, forever). Also hear good things about 1Q84 (it's on a lot of lists this year!). I thought Hunchback of Notre-dame was beautiful, but I didn't enjoy it as much as Les Miserables. And I must, must, must read Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell! I want to read it, but the size keeps putting me off... I've had it for a long time and it sounds so good. Maybe I'll try to get to it this summer, when I've got time off from school. Good luck, ladies!