I've taken a break from challenges besides making a goal on goodreads for how many books will I read in a year because I needed to adjust what I was spending my time reading. I've noticed that if I'm not IN love, it will take me weeks to finish, but if I'm in love or serious like I make the time. I suffer from I can't quit a book so if I get going there isn't much stopping me. Unless you are the random few I've quit. ;)
However, I am going to try to join in one that I was unsuccessful with before. I have a book problem and I need to read some of the books I've bought to decide if they can clear off room for more books or they will move to the bookshelf I use to display books I've read and recommend to others. What? You don't have different bookshelves with different purposes?
Roof Beam Reader is hosting the TBR Pile Challenge. The purpose is to read books you've had on your shelves for a year or more. You pick 12 to read in 2014 and then you can pick two alternatives if there is a book you just can't finish. So, I'm going to do it. I will do it. I picked out some from my shelves and I'm excited. I may have forgotten they were downstairs.
TBR in 2014 Challenge Books
1. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (2005)
2. To Die For by Linda Howard (2005)
3. Vanished by Karen Robards (2006)
4. The Abduction by Mark Gimenez (2007)
5. Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon (2007)
6. Comfort Woman by Nora Okja Keller (1997)
7. The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis (1995)
8. She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb (1992)
9. Prayers for Rain by Dennis Lehane (1999)
10. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (2000)
11. Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl (2005)
12. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young (2007)
Alternatives: (in case I can't finish one of the above)
1. Something Blue - Emily Giffin (20 something)
2. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (18 something)
So this gets me in a challenge and it gets books moved through my house. A win win!
Are you joining any challenges for 2014?