Tuesday, December 21, 2010

2011 Challenges: TBR Pile Challenge (Roof Beam Reader)

I have decided to join Roof Beam Reader's TBR Challenge. It's a little stricter than the other TBR challenge I plan on joining (as far as publication date, as far as number of alternates), but I think it will be a good challenge for me.

Many of these are from 2009. But a few of these have been around longer. Two of these were among the first books I ever received for review. A few of these are set during World War II. I tried to keep a balance between genres.

Have you read any of these? Which would you recommend I start with?
My Twelve Choices:

A Faraway Island. Annika Thor. 2009. Random House. 247 pages.
War Games. Audrey Couloumbis and Akila Couloumbis. 2009. Random House. 240 pages.
A Brief History of Montmaray. Michelle Cooper. 2009. Random House. 304 pages. MY REVIEW OF A BRIEF HISTORY OF MONTMARAY.
Leonardo's Shadow: Or, My Astonishing Life as Leonardo da Vinci's Servant. Christopher Grey. 2006. Simon & Schuster. 400 pages.
Star-Crossed. Linda Collison. 2006. Random House. 416 pages. MY REVIEW OF STAR-CROSSED.
Book of the Maidservant. Rebecca Barnhouse. 2009. Random House. 240 pages. 
Ways to Live Forever. Sally Nicholls. 2008. Scholastic. 224 pages. MY REVIEW OF WAYS TO LIVE FOREVER BY SALLY NICHOLLS.
Waiting for Normal. Leslie Connor. 2008. HarperCollins. 304 pages.
Front and Center. Catherine Gilbert Murdock. 2009. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 256 pages. MY REVIEW OF FRONT AND CENTER BY CATHERINE GILBERT MURDOCK
The Diamond of Drury Lane. Julia Golding. 2008. Roaring Brook Press. 432 pages.
The Summer I Turned Pretty. Jenny Han. 2009. Simon & Schuster. 288 pages.
The Miles Between. Mary E. Pearson. 2009. Henry Holt. 272 pages. MY REVIEW OF THE MILES BETWEEN.

My Two Alternates:

Backtracked. Pedro de Alcantara. 2009. Random House. 272 pages. [MY REVIEW OF BACKTRACKED]

The Witches Guide to Cooking With Children. Keith McGowan. 2009. Henry Holt. 192 pages.

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Alessandra said...

A Faraway Island is good. I think there's also a sequel, but I haven't read it.

Veronica said...

I really enjoyed Front and Center by Catherine Murdock. It is the final book in the Dairy Queen trilogy.

Anonymous said...

The diamond of Drury lane:A Cat Royal adventure,is a amazing book.The book has three sequils and they are all amazing.Perfect for a person who loves to go on adventure through the under belly of Londen.

Roof Beam Reader said...

Hi, Becky!

Thanks for taking the challenge with me - hope you're excited as I am. By the way, I love your blog design/layout - very clean and easy to navigate.

I don't know many of the books on your list, so I'm excited to read your reviews. I definitely want to read Leonardo's Shadow at some point.

Kate Coombs said...

Front and Center! But I hope you've already read the first two Dairy Queen books. All three are very good!

Adam @ Roof Beam Reader said...

Just checking-in on your progress for the 2011 TBR Pile Challenge - how are things going so far?!

Also... BIG Giveaways are happening next week, and TBR Pile Challenge participants earn extra entries for linking to their lists, so be sure to visit my Giveaways section soon! ;)

Becky said...

Adam, I've read six books so far!