I've been reading anywhere from 60 to 100 books a year for quite a while now, but still seem to have an ever increasing back log of books "to be read." I keep buying new titles (some of them quite old, actually) that create precarious towers around my office and on my bedside tables. So, anything that can help me catch up with my reading intentions will be a welcome prod.
Having explored several of the challenges Laura highlighted, I've decided to throw my lot in with the 2011 To Be Read (TBR) Pile Challenge, which requires reading 12 books taken from your To Be Read stack, each selection to have been there for at least a year. Once specified, the list is fixed, although two (2) alternates are allowed, just in case one or two of the books end up in the "can't get through" pile.
My Twelve Chosen are as follows:
12. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad.
My Two Alternates:
02. An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser.
Wish me luck!