The 2013 TBR Pile Challenge

TBR challenge

Time for another reading challenge. I’ll be joining Adam of Roof Beam Reader’s 2013 TBR Pile Challenge. Twelve books that I should read for 2013 with two alternates. Books must be published before 2012.

I tend to buy a lot of used books at fairs and then not read them. The following books I either own or in one case, have on loan from a friend.

  1. Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin – completed February 11th 2013
  2. Respect the Spindle y Abby Franquemont
  3. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
  4. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  5. The Warden by Anthony Trollope
  6. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
  7. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  8. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  9. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
  10. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  11. The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
  12. William-an Englishman by Cicely Hamilton


  1. How to Eat by Nigella Lawson
  2. Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson

Join me and others in this challenge. What are you reading for 2013?

6 thoughts on “The 2013 TBR Pile Challenge

    • athena (Post author)

      Hi Susan! I’ve had the Bleak House for awhile and I’ve heard DC is one of the best of Dickens. I’m a bit wary of the man after having seen a documentary, but he is essential classical reading in a way. I did like Great Expectations too. Thanks!

  • jessicabookworm

    I’ve not really made any plans for what I’ll be reading next year, other than working on my Classics Club list. I too have Game of Thrones on my shelf growing dust though!

    • athena (Post author)

      Hey Jessica! I seems to have missed this comment, but I really need to read GoT since my friend lent me the book like a year ago haha. Mine is growing dust so it’s definitely top of my list for the new year. 🙂


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