For this challenge you should....
** Pick 12 books - one for each month of 2007 - that you've been wanting to read (have been on your "To Be Read" list) for 6 months or longer, but haven't gotten around to.
** Then, starting January 1, 2007, read one of these books from your list each month, ending December 31, 2007. :o)
By the end of the year you should've knocked 12 books off of your TBR list! (of course, if you're anything like me, you'll have added *at LEAST* 12 more to the ever-growing pile by then! LOL).
The good news is, though, that you'll be making some progress! ;o)
And, to spice things up a bit, here's my incentive:
Every 3 months, for the duration of the challenge, I will pick one challenge participant's name from a "hat". That person --if they've read the amount of books for that time (ie: 3 books in 3 months; 6 books in 6 months, etc)-- will receive a small gift (via snail-mail) from me. ;-)
Are you up for the challenge? Leave your name and a link to your blog!
MY TBR in 2007 LIST:
Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone (#1) - J.K. Rowling(done: Nov.28/07) Passage - Connie Willis(done: Sept.11/07) Middlemarch - George Eliot(done: Feb.6/07)
- The Wise Woman - Christian Jacq
The Surgeon - Tess Gerritsen(done: Apr.9/07)
- Premonition - Randall Ingermanson
- Shadow Baby - Ami McGhee
Envy - Sandra Brown(done: Jun.21/07)
- Bethesda: A Novel - Paul A. Nigro
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde(done: Nov.18/07)
- Deja Dead - Kathy Reichs
- The Tea Rose - Jennifer Donnelly
For EXTRA CREDIT:
- Messy Spirituality - Mike Yaconelli
- How to Be Good - Nick Hornby
- Flabbergasted - Ray Blackston
- The Rule of Four - Caldwell/Thomason
- Deep In the Valley - Robyn Carr
- Dying Declaration - Randy Singer
- Double Vision - Randall Ingermanson
- The #1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
- If I Had You - Deborah Bedford
- Her Daughter's Eyes - Jessica Barksdale Inclan
- The Codex - Douglas Preston
- Peace Like a River - Leif Enger
- Preparing Your Son for Every Man's Battle - Stephen Arterburn
NOTE: I've created a Yahoo group for those that want to participate via a list. It might be easier to keep track of who's read what that way... Join me? :o)
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MEMBERSHIP IS NOW CLOSED
until December 2007!