I need lots of crazy challenges in my life so I have signed up for a third reading contest for 2015. This one is called the TBR Pile Challenge. Or the To-Be-Read Pile Challenge. TBH I have a lot of TBR in my life. Being a nerd, an English teacher, and someone who genuinely likes a lot of genres, I have a lot I want to read. And I am determined to read it all this year.
Yes. I can do it. Here is my massive TBR list in no particular order:
1. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
2, Ulysses, by James Joyce
3. Finish the rest of the Hunger Games. (I’m late to the party with this one, I know).
4. Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie
5. IQ84 by Haruki Murakami
6. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami
7. The Illuminaires, by Eleanor Catton
8. The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri
9. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
10. On the Road, by Jack Kerouac
11. Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
12. The Sorrows of Young Werther
13. Detroit City is the Place to Be, by Mark Binelli
14. Kafka on the Shore, by Haruki Murakami
15. Everything is Illuminated, by Jonathan Safran Foer
16. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
17. Brideshead Revisted, by Evelyn Waugh
19. Unfamiliar Fishes, by Sarah Vowell (and also finish the Wordy Shipmates).
20. The History of White People, Nell Irvin Painter
21. Where’d You Go Bernadette?, by Maria Semple
22. Paper Towns, by John Green
23. An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green
24. Breakfast of Champions, by Kurt Vonnegut
25. Welcome to the Monkey House, by Kurt Vonnegut
26. Look at the Birdie, by Kurt Vonnegut
27. White Noise, by Don DeLillo
28. The Virgin Suicides, by Jeffrey Eugenides
29. On Beauty, by Zadie Smith
29. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer
30. For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway
31. The Glimpse of the Moon, by Edith Wharton
32. The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton
33. Night, by Elie Wiesel
34. Watership Down, by Richard Adams (I started reading this back in college, not sure what distracted me. Probably writing my thesis).
35. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
36. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
37. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
38. Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray
39. Shirley Jackson Anthology
40. The Portable Dorothy Parker
41. The SIlmarillion, by JRR Tolkien. (Attempting yet again).
42. Candide, by Voltaire
43. Across the River and into the Trees, by Ernest Hemingway
44. The Snows of Kilimanjaro, by Ernest Hemingway
45. To Have and Have Not, by Ernest Hemingway
46. The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
47. The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
48. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
49. Atonement, by Ian McEwan
50. The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
51. That Hideous Strength, by C.S. Lewis (the one book I omitted from my thesis because I ran out of time to read it).
52. Farenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury (I have no idea how I haven’t read this one. Don’t ask).
53. Olive. (A Scottish version of Jane Eyre my professor gave me before graduation. It’s been 4 years. I should read it).
54. All the Virginia Woolf books I haven’t read
55. Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
56. The Satanic Verse, by Salman Rushdie
57. The Ground Beneath Her Feet, by Salman Rushdie (another failed collegiate attempt)
58. Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
There you have it. Happy reading in 2015!