Thursday, December 30, 2010

Challenge Accepted: Book Bucket Reading Challenge

2011 Book Bucket Reading Challenge Icon In an attempt to whittle down the massive TBR stacks in my house, I'm joining the 2011 Book Bucket Reading Challenge hosted by Bookworm_Lisa. She says, "I have decided that for 2011, I will read 50 of the books that have been sitting on my 'to read' shelf for too long, some for three years or more," and she invites other readers to join her with their own commitments, whether 10, 50, or some other number.

So I've gone through a small portion of my TBR stacks—both paper and electronic—and put together a list of 50 books that will be the ones I read to complete this challenge in 2011. They are:

  1. Hornet's Nest by Patricia Cornwell
  2. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris
  3. Killer Hair by Ellen Byerrum
  4. The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon
  5. Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy
  6. Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler
  7. No One You Know by Michelle Richmond
  8. Mrs. Jeffries Appeals the Verdict by Emily Brightwell
  9. Death's Daughter by Amber Benson
  10. The Know-It-All by A J Jacobs
  11. Ghost of a Chance by Simon R Green
  12. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
  13. Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon
  14. The Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice
  15. South of Broad by Pat Conroy
  16. The Second Wife by Elizabeth Buchan
  17. Inhuman Resources by Jes Battis
  18. The Second Silence by Eileen Goudge
  19. The Myth of You & Me by Leah Stewart
  20. Urban Shaman by C E Murphy
  21. Spellbent by Lucy A Snyder
  22. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  23. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  24. A Wolverine is Eating My Leg by Tim Cahill
  25. The Morning Show Murders by Al Roker
  26. The View from Mount Joy by Lorna Landvik
  27. Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn
  28. A Bicycle Built for Murder by Kate Kingsbury
  29. Something from the Nightside by Simon R Green
  30. The Long-Lost Map by Ulysses Moore
  31. The Door to Time by Ulysses Moore
  32. Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn
  33. Blind Justice by Bruce Alexander
  34. Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur
  35. The Sporting Club by Sinclair Browning
  36. Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot
  37. Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot
  38. Dead Guilty by Beverly Connor
  39. The Alpine Decoy by Mary Daheim
  40. Running from the Deity by Alan Dean Foster
  41. S is for Silence by Sue Grafton
  42. The Mutant Prime by Karen Haber
  43. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
  44. The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
  45. Deadly Gamble by Connie Shelton
  46. The Children Star by Joan Slonczewski
  47. Brain Plague by Joan Slonczewski
  48. Flag in Exile by David Weber
  49. The Tale of Holly How by Susan Wittig Albert
  50. I'm the Vampire, That's Why by Michele Bardsley

I will strike through each book as I read them, but I'm not making any promises to write reviews of any of these—unless they also fulfill the SF or Fantasy Challenges where a review is required.

If you're like me and have a large backlog of books that you need to read, then this is a challenge for you. Join me by signing up at Lisa's 2011 Book Bucket Challenge.


  1. Looks like a fantastic list. Have fun participating.

    Thanks for accepting the challenge!

  2. I have made a wrap up post for this challenge with a giveaway. Would love for you to stop by and enter.