Sunday, February 21, 2010

Clear Away the Clutter Mini Challenge

What is the Clear Away the Clutter Mini Challenge?

This challenge is being hosted by Kate at The Neverending Shelf, and  I swear this it was created for me. My current count of books I own but haven't read is 116 129, which is completely ridiculous. I've been meaning to bump these up on my to-read list, but there are so many great books that keep coming out, I just haven't been able to get caught up! Here's a brief rundown of what's going on copied from Kate's blog:

Clear Away the Clutter's purpose:
If you are like me, you have an abundant amount of review and TBR books that need desperately your attention. This mini challenge will challenge you to read and do something with those titles once they have been completed.
Your goal is read as many titles as you can and pass along those that you do not absolutely want to keep. This means that if you do not plan to reread a certain book at least once or twice... get rid of it, it is just clutter.

You can get more details and a complete set of guidelines here. And don't forget to sign up if you're interested in joining the challenge!

I have no idea what or how many I'll be reading yet, but here are some of the contenders:

Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
Dirt Road to the Derby Bob Baffert
The Last Week Marcus J. Borg, John Dominic Crossan
Flyboys James Bradley
The Last Summer Ann Brashares
Wuthering Heights Emily Brontё
Running with Scissors Augusten Burroughs
Sacred Bones Michael Byrnes
Every Visable Thing Lisa Carey
The Hours Michael Cunningham
The Truth About Forever Sarah Dessen
When They Were 22 Brad Dunn
The Memory Keeper's Daughter Kim Edwards
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café Fannie Flagg
My Father's Secret War Lucinda Franks
The Boleyn Inheritance Philippa Gregory
Jack's Life Douglas H. Gresham
The Longest Trip Home John Grogan
The Curious Incident of Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon
Firefly Lane Kristin Hannah
A Death in Belmont Sebastian Junger
Appointment at the Ends of the World William B. Karesh
Schindler's List Thomas Keneally
Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd
The Mermaid Chair Sue Monk Kidd
Moutains Beyond Mountains Tracy Kidder
Confessions of a Shopaholic Sophie Kinsella
The Boys from Brazil Ira Levin
The Horse and His Boy C.S. Lewis
Prince Caspian C.S. Lewis
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader C.S. Lewis
The Silver Chair C.S. Lewis
The Last Battle C.S. Lewis
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Angela's Ashes Frank McCourt
Tis Frank McCourt
The Lost Daniel Mendelsohn
Schulz and Peanuts David Michaelis
A Beautiful Mind Sylvia Nasar
Abundance Sena Jeter Naslund
Her Fearful Symmetry Audrey Niffenegger
Polio: An American Story David M. Oshinsky
The Almost Moon Alice Sebold
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See
The Cage Ruth Minsky Sender
Mockingbird Charles J. Shields
The Rhino With Glue-On Shoes Lucy Spelman, Ted Y. Mashima
The Fellowship of the Ring J.R.R. Tolkien
The Two Towers J.R.R. Tolkien
The Return of the King J.R.R. Tolkien
Flory Flory Van Beek
Hostage to War Tatjana Wassiljewa
The Shack William P. Young


  1. Thanks for joining! That is a great list you have there. Good luck with your clutter.


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