2015 TBR Challenge

by Colleen Morrow


Last year, I signed up for Roof Beam Reader's TBR Challenge and failed spectacularly.  Well, I failed the challenge but I did make some good progress in clearing the oldest books in my TBR so it was somewhat of a success.  I ended up getting through 7 of my 12 books and I'm hoping to still finish off one more this year.  And I found it motivating enough that I'm signing up again for the 2015 challenge.

The challenge is no different this year - 12 books that have been languishing on your TBR for more than a year.  I'm going start with the 4 that I didn't get through in 2014 and add 8 more to the list.  And they are:

Leftover from 2014:

  1. The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson - been on my TBR since 2010, finished March 10
  2. Intellectual Capital by Thomas A. Steward - been on my TBR since 2006
  3. The Smartest Guys in the Room by Bethany McLean 7 Peter Elkins - been on my TBR since 2006
  4. The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman - been on my TBR since 2006

And new for 2015:

  1. The Art of Strategy by Avinash K. Dixit & Barry J. Nalebuff - been on my TBR since 2009, finished February 28
  2. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell - been on my TBR since 2013, finished March 15
  3. What the Buddha Never Taught by Tim Ward - been on my TBR since 2010, finished April 19
  4. Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje - been on my TBR since 2008
  5. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - been on my TBR since 2010, finished February 9
  6. Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - been on my TBR since 2010
  7. Ex Libris by Ross King - been on my TBR since 2010, finished May 31
  8. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding - been on my TBR since 2006

And my alternates for the year are The Crimson Petal & the White by Michael Faber (been on my TBR since 2009) and Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (been on my TBR since 2013)