Sunday, November 25, 2012

2013 TBR Pile Challenge


Don’t call yourself a bookworm if you don’t have at least twelve books in your shelf that you haven’t read yet, ha! For your information, my ‘to read’ shelf in Goodreads has reached 81 books! It consists of books I own, or I’m borrowing, or ebooks. So, when Melisa asked me to join Adam’s 2013 TBR Pile Challenge, I think this is the best way to encourage myself to finally read books I’ve been abandoning for quite long time.



Here’s the twelve books I’ll be reading during 2013, along with two alternates (which I hope I’ll read too before the end of 2013). The years behind each book are the publishing year, as the rule is to read books published before January 2012.

1. The Old Man and The Sea - Ernest Hemingway (translated edition: Lelaki Tua Dan Laut) ~ 2009
2. The Confession – John Grisham ~ Oct 2010
3. Little Dorrit – Charles Dickens ~ 2002
4. The Mystery of Edwin Drood – Charles Dickens ~ 2005
5. The Orange Girl – Jostein Gaarder (translated edition: Gadis Jeruk) ~ Jul 2011
6. The Masterpiece – Emile Zola ~ 2008
7. La Bete Humaine – Emile Zola ~ Mar 2009
8. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote (translated edition) ~ 2007
9. The Sea – John Banville (translated edition) ~ 2010
10. The Portrait of A Lady – Henry James ~ 1999
11. Veronika Decides To Die – Paulo Coelho (translated edition) ~ 2005
12. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice – Laurie R. King (translated edition) ~ Dec 2011

Alternates:
1. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens ~ 1998
2. Matilda – Roald Dahl ~ 1996

10 comments:

  1. The Old Man and the Sea is great - not my favorite Hemingway, but it's up there! I loved The Mystery of Edwin Drood - definitely at the top of my Dickens list, with David Copperfield. I haven't read any of the others on your list, but many are definitely on my "to read" list, so I'm eager to see what you think about them!

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    1. Wow, Edwin Drood is on top of your Dickens list? I can't wait to read this, then. David Copperfield is also in my TBR pile, I might read it somewhere next year.

      From my list, I can't wait to read Zola and Gaarder too!

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  2. wow..haven't read most of the books on your list..except for The Old Man and the Sea. Great list :D

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    1. Actually I have more Gaarder and Coelho, but... Hmmpf, maybe I'll get to it on 2014 challenge, LOL!

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  3. Oh ini maksudnya nyantumin tahun terbit ya? Nyontek aah :P

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    1. Yap, gampang kan, gak usah ngecek satu2

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  4. ok, the only book I've read it Veronica decides to die, which I just loved (at the time, will have to revisit). Great mix of nationalities, hope you enjoy the challenge!

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    1. Ha...I did not realize the mix of nationalities, but most of them are great authors indeed!

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  5. I thought La Bete Humaine was just riveting, I could hardly put it down. I have The Masterpiece on my TBR shelf and I hope to get to it this year, though I didn't put any Zola on my list for the challenge.

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    1. Great! I'm going to host a Zola event around April, we can read The Masterpiece together if you want... ;)

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