Sunday, December 28, 2008


For those of you who felt too much "pressure" with the TBR challenge, Jenn has created another option for you. The TBR Lite Challenge for 2009 is designed to get readers to read from their TBR mountains.
You have your choice of ONE of the 3 options:
OPTION A: read 6 books in 12 months ~ your list of books CANNOT be changed, but you are allowed to have an “Alternates” list to choose from (like in the Original TBR Challenge).

This is a challenge that looked much too intimidating to me over the years, but the 'lite' version may be just right. I usually put these books on lists for other challenges but they never get read, so if they get put on a challenge, maybe that will help. I'm going with the locked in version, because I really want to read these books, but I hold out no hope of actually completing this challenge.

Books I've bought but haven't read in about a year:

  1. Cloud Atlas David Mitchell Jan 24/09

  2. Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl Oct 18/09

  3. Then We Came to the End Joshua Ferris May 12/09

  4. In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant Aug 23/09

  5. With No One as a Witness by Elizabeth George

  6. Lost Highway by David Adams Richards

alternates: (books from the generous blogosphere)

Captain Corelli's Mandolin from bethany
The Sister by Poppy Adams, from Trish July 2/09
Oak Leaves from framed
The Last Single Girl in America from bookfool
A Conspiracy of Papers from bybee
The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor by Sally Armstrong from Becky


  1. I think it's great that she offered an alternative plan for this challenge. Good luck!


  2. Hi,

    My name is Chris Tusa, and my novel, Dirty Little Angels, is due out
    March 1st from the University if West Alabama. I am writing because I
    was hoping you'd be willing to consider my novel for inclusion in your
    blog (or for possible review). I've provided a brief summary below:

    Set in the slums of New Orleans, among clusters of crack houses and
    abandoned buildings, Dirty Little Angels is the story of sixteen year
    old Hailey Trosclair. When the Trosclair family suffers a string of
    financial hardships and a miscarriage, Hailey finds herself looking to
    God to save her family. When her prayers go unanswered, Hailey puts her
    faith in Moses Watkins, a failed preacher and ex-con. Fascinated by
    Moses's lopsided view of religion, Hailey, and her brother Cyrus, begin
    spending time down at an abandoned bank that Moses plans to convert
    into a drive-through church. Gradually, though, Moses's twisted
    religious beliefs become increasingly more violent, and Hailey and
    Cyrus soon find themselves trapped in a world of danger and fear from
    which there may be no escape.

    If you're interested, you can read the first chapter at my website:

    Thanks so much,


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