Updated 12/11/2014 --> CHALLENGE COMPLETED!!!





Original Post: 12/27/2013


A few weeks ago, thanks to Loosheesh, I found out that Roof Beam Reader was hosting the fifth annual TBR PILE CHALLENGE, so I decided to give it a try!



While I was eager to participate just by reading the title ("Challenge? Bring it!"), the reality was that I had no idea what a TBR Pile Challenge was. In short, the idea is to reduce the pile of books you have in your "To Be Read" list and start reading those books once and for all. You have to choose 12 books, plus 2 alternatives, in case for some reason you can't read some of the books in the original list. You can read the specifics HERE.


And in case you need a little incentive, all those who complete the challenge will be entered to win a $50 gift card from or The Book Depository! (although I'm quite sure The Book Depository doesn't have gift cards, but whatever, amazon will do!)


Alright, so here's my LIST FOR 2014:


1.- Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl (2012)


2.- Markus Zusak – The Book Thief (2005)


3.- Dan Brown – Angels and Demons (2000)


4.- Dan Brown – The Lost Symbol (2009)


5.- Jim Butcher – Storm Front (Dresden Files #1) (2000)


6.- James Dashner - The Maze Runner (Maze Runners #1) (2009)


7.- Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale (1985)


8.- Margaret Atwood – Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam #1) (2003)


9.- Herman Koch - The Dinner (2001)


10.- Michael Scott - The Alchemyst (Nicholas Flamel #1) (2007)


11.- The Magician (Nicholas Flamel #2) - Michael Scott (2008)


12.- Michael Scott – The Sorceress (Nicholas Flamel #3) (2009)




1- Alexander McCall Smith – The N°1 Ladies Detective Agency (1998)


2.- A Wind in the Door (Time Quintet #2) - Madeleine L'Engle (1973)