Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2012


Since I love a good challenge, I decided to join another interesting book challenge, the Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2012

Challenge Levels

Pike’s Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 25 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 40 books from your TBR piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 50 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Everest: Read 100+ books from your TBR pile/s

And the rules:
*Once you choose your challenge level, you are locked in for at least that many books. If you find that you’re on a mountain-climbing roll and want to tackle a taller mountain, then you are certainly welcome to upgrade.

*Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2012.

*You may sign up anytime from now until November 30th, 2012.

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2012. No ARCs (none), no library books. No rereads. [To clarify–based on a question raised–the intention is to reduce the stack of books that you have bought for yourself or received as presents {birthday, Christmas, “just because,” etc.}. Audiobooks may count if they are yours and they are one of your primary sources of backlogged books.]

*Books may be used to count for other challenges as well.

*Feel free to submit your list in advance (as incentive to really get those books taken care of) or to tally them as you climb.

*A blog and reviews are not necessary to participate. If you have a blog, then please post a challenge sign up and link THAT post (not your home page) into the linky below. Non-bloggers, please leave a comment declaring your challenge level.

*A progress site for reviews will go up in January and I will post the link in my sidebar for easy access.

I am going for level 4.

1. The Earth Is the Lord’s by Taylor Caldwell
2. The Conquering Family by Thomas B. Costain
3. The Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears
4. Cracked by Alice Shapiro
5. The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood
6. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
7. A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
8. The Town House by Norah Lofts
9. The Glass of Time by Michael Cox
10. Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
11. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
12. The House by the Dvina by Eugenie Fraser
13. The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr
14. The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
15. Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy
16. Romola by George Eliot
17. Tales of Angria by Charlotte Brontë
18. La Comtesse De Salisbury by Alexandre Dumas
19. Masques of Gold by Roberta Gellis
20. And Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer
21. No Ordinary Woman: The Story of Mary Schäffer Warren by Janice Sanford Beck
22. The Woman Destroyed by Simone de Beauvoir
23. The Final Hour, by Taylor Caldwell
24. O Nosso Agente em Havana, by Graham Greene
25. The Circular Staircase, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
26. The Book of Eleanor: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine, by Pamela Kaufman
27. L’Abyssin, by Jean-Christophe Rufin
28. A Judgement in Stone, by Ruth Rendell
29. Katie Mulholland, by Catherine Cookson
30. Soldier of Great War, by Mark Helprin
31. Prince Ivan, by Peter Morwood
32. Fruits of the Earth, by Andre Gide
33. Rise to Rebellion, by Jeff Sahaara
34. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
35. The Year of the French, by Thomas Flanagan
36. Alguien que anda por ahí, by Julio Cortazar
37. Misterios, by Lygia Fagundes Telles
38. Seminarios dos Ratos, by Lygia Fagundes Telles
39. Duas Damas bem Comportadas, by Jane Bowles
40. Tout Ce Que J’aimais, by Siri Hustvedt
41. The Case of the Missing Servant, by Turquin Hall
42. Eva Luna, by Isabel Allende
43. Uma conspiracao amorosa, by Heinz Konsalik
44. Daughter of the Red Deer, by Joan Wolf
45. Waverley, by Walter Scott
46. Seabiscuit, by Laura Hillenbrand
47. The Summer of the Barshinskeys, by Diane Pearson
48. Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux
49. This Earth of Mankind, by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
50. La Fortune des Rougon, by Emile Zola
51. Les Pardaillan, by Michel Zevaco
52. The Map of Love, by Ahdaf Soueif
53. This Other Eden, by Marilyn Harris
54. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, by Erik Larson
55. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, by Douglas Adams
56. River God, by Wilbur Smith
57. West With The Night, by Beryl Markham
58. Barren Ground, by Ellen Glasgow
59. The Forsyte Saga, by John Galsworthy
60. Red Harvest, by Dashiel Hammett
61. The Master Butchers Singing Club, by Louise Erdrich
62. A Rainha Estrangulada, by Maurice Druon
63. Casanova’s Women, by Judith Summers
64. The Conqueror, by Georgette Heyer
65. The Kingmaking, by Helen Hollick
66. Empires of Sand, by David Ball
67. A Breath of Fresh Air, by Amulya Malladi
68. Nada, by Carmem Laforet
69. The Last September, by Elizabeth Bowen
70. Beyond All Frontiers, by Emma Drummond
71. The Sorrows of an American, by Siri Hustvedt
72. Captains And The Kings, by Taylor Cadwell
73. Parnassus on Wheels, by Christopher Morley
74. Adam Bede, by George Eliot
75. Roxana, Or The Fortunate Mistress, by Daniel Defoe
76. This Shining Land, by Rosalind Laker
77. The Good Soldier, by Ford Madox Ford
78. The Invisible Mountain, by carolina De Robertis
79. À l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs, by Marcel Proust
80. The Proud Breed, by Celeste de Blasis
81. Lord of Sunset, by Parke Godwin
82. The Stranger From The Sea, by Winston Graham
83. The Miller’s Dance, by Winston Graham
84. Barnaby Rudge, by Charles Dickens
85. Clair de Lune, by Guy de Maupassant
86. Le Violon D Auschwitz, by Maria Àngels Anglada
87. White Mughals, by William Dalrymple
88. Le bal de Sceaux, by Honoré de Balzac
89. La maison du Chat-qui-pelote, by Honoré de Balzac
90. La Bourse, by Honoré de Balzac
91. La Vendetta, by Honoré de Balzac
92. Madame Firmiani, by Honoré de Balzac

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6 thoughts on “Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2012

  1. Just read your comment on the challenge site (missed it earlier). How cool that we both had the idea from reading the same book! That was a great book, by the way. Have fun with all your challenges.

    • It wasn’t me who made this post Bev. By coincidence, I’ve already read last June “In the King of the Castle” by Susan Hill and I loved it. Happy readings!!

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