Sunday, December 28, 2014

2014 Completed Challenges: TBR Pile

2014 TBR Pile
Host: Roof Beam Reader (sign up here); updates on 15th each month.
January - December 2014
# of Books 12 to 14

I read 13/14. But since only 12 were required. I completed it successfully!!!!

  1. 1066 And All That. W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman. 1931/1993. Barnes & Noble. 116 pages. [Source: Bought]
  2. In Search of England. H.V. Morton. 1927/2007. Da Capo Press. 304 pages. [Source: Bought]  
  3. Dick Turpin: The Myth of the English Highwayman. James Sharpe. 2004. Profile Books. 258 pages. [Source: Book I bought]
  4. When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman. 1994. Random House. 746 pages. [Source: Bought]    
  5. The Merry Monarch's Wife by Jean Plaidy. 1991/2008. Crown. 352 pages. [Source: Bought]
  6. The Birth of Britain (History of the English Speaking People #1). Winston Churchill. 1956. 496 pages. [Source: Bought]
  7. Pastwatch The Redemption of Christopher Columbus. Orson Scott Card. 1996. Tor.  351 pages. [Source: Book I Bought]  
  8. An Autobiography. Agatha Christie. 1977/1996. Berkley. 635 pages. [Source: Bought]
  9. And Be A Villain. (Nero Wolfe). Rex Stout. 1948. 256 pages. [Source: Book I Bought]   
  10. Good Morning, Miss Dove. Frances Gray Patton. 1954. 218 pages. [Source: Book I Bought]
  11. The Eustace Diamonds. Anthony Trollope. 1873. 794 pages. [Source: Book I Bought] 
  12. The Courtiers: Splendor and Intrigue in the Georgian Court At Kensington Palace. Lucy Worsley. 2010. Walker. 432 pages [Source: Bought]
  13. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Betty Smith. 1943. Harper Perennial. 493 pages. [Source: Bought] 


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1 comments:

JaneGS 6:14 PM  

When Christ and His Angels Slept is on my TBR Pile list for 2015. So looking forward to that book. Glad you got to read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn--delightful, rich, interesting story.

Congrats on 13 out of 14--well done!

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